Over time, the cache can become a problem for the storage of our iPhone device. It is therefore that reviewing and deleting these files that take up unnecessary space is important. Clearing the cache is a simple process and we are going to show you below how you can do it.
First of all, what is the cache? It is a hardware or software system that makes up the device’s buffer memory and that allows store a series of data that can be used in future requests. Thanks to the cache, the applications will load more quickly and will maintain the operations that we have carried out the last time we use them. So far everything sounds good, but it has a negative side. This cache data will be stored on our device without control and will occupy more and more space. That is why it is important to have some control and remove this buffer from time to time to avoid major storage problems.
At the end, the cache ends up turning into “junk files”Which should not be there, because they are not very useful and occupy a very valuable space. In the long run, these types of temporary files are useless and are simply the remnants of our daily use of applications that are gradually becoming outdated and useless, so it is better to delete them. IPhone devices do not have an automatic cache maintenance system, so we must take care of it manually.
Safari is the usual browser for iPhone and iPad and is ends up becoming one of the largest caching applications on our device. To eliminate it, you can use this procedure to clear both the cache and the search history. You just have to follow the following steps:
- Access Settings and go to the Safari section at the bottom of the list.
- Click on the option ‘Clear history and website data’.
- Accept the pop-up message to consent to this action.
If you are not interested in deleting the history there is an option to delete only browsing data. It is a somewhat more complicated process but you will only have to follow these steps:
- Enter the device Settings again and go to the ‘Safari’ section near the bottom of the list.
- At the bottom there is an ‘Advanced’ section, click on it and access the ‘Website data’ button.
- They will start loading the stored data and we will see how much cache each website has stored.
- Finally, click on ‘Delete all data’.
Clear the cache in third-party apps
The browser is not the only application that generates residual files on our iPhone, there are third-party apps that can also store a significant amount of cache. However, the process is somewhat cumbersome, since removing the residual file from the cache means removing the entire application. You must follow the following steps:
- Access the Settings section and click on ‘General’.
- Go to the ‘iPhone Storage’ option.
- Below will appear all the applications that you have downloaded and how much they occupy.
- Enter the app you want to delete the cache from
- Click on ‘Remove app’.
With these simple steps you will be able to eliminate unnecessary temporary files from your device and free up valuable space. It is advisable to carry out this action regularly so that your terminal does not have storage problems.