As you continue to use your iPhone, it can get clogged with junk items and outdated cached files. You will find below the steps to Clear Cache on iPhone and improve its performance.
Clear Cache on iPhone or iPad
Similar to other computing devices, you will also find mobile devices like iPhone and iPad becoming noticably slower as you continue to use them.
This usually happens due to build up of redundant cached files and outdated or expired junk items in the browser cache of your iPhone.
A simple soloution to this problem is to get into the habbit of periodically clearing nrowser and App Cache on iPhone, after which you should notice an improvement in the performance your device.
1. Clear Safari Cache on iPhone or iPad
Whenever you visit websites using the Safari browser on iPhone, it invariably stores images, CSS, logos and other catchable data from those websites.
Over a period of time, this cached data often becomes redundant or expired, leading to slowing down of the Safaro browser.
Hence, go to Settings > Safari > scroll down to bottom and tap on Clear History and Website Data option.
On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Clear History and Data to confirm.
The above steps will clear all Cached Files, browsing history, cookies and other browsing data, stored in Safari browser browser cache.
After clearing Safari Cache, you will find your favourite websites loading slower than normal, when you visit them for the first time.
However, things will quickly get back to normal and you will notice improved performance, when you visit the same websites, the next time.
2. Clear App Cache on iPhone or iPad
In addition to Safari browser, all the Apps that you use on iPhone end up storing Sign-in Info, Message history and other App related data on your iPhone.
App Cache and other App related data is labeled as “Documents and Data” on your iPhone and the only way to clear this data from iPhone is to delete and reinstall the App back on your device.
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > scroll down and tap on the App storing the most amount of Data on your iPhone.
On the next screen, select Delete App option, located at the bottom of your screen.
On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Delete App option to conform.
After deleting the App, open App Store > Download and Install the App back again on your device.
Once the App is reinstalled, check the storage space taken up by the App by going to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Reinstalled App (Snapchat in this case).
As you can see, the storage space taken up by Documents and Data has reduced considerably, going down from 95.7 MB to just 49 KB on the reinstalled App.
Similarly, you can go through other Apps listed on “iPhone Storage” screen and Clear App Cache (Documents and Data) generated by other Apps on your iPhone.
3. Restart iPhone or iPad to Clear Memory
An easy way to boost the performance of iPhone or iPad is to simply Restart your device.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.
Wait for your iPhone to completely Power OFF > After 60 seconds, restart iPhone by pressing the Power Button.
Restarting the device from time to time is particularly helpful in older models of iPhone and iPad.