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How to clear cached app data in iOS7?
I just returned to iOS from a Nexus 4...and my return left me with one nagging question. Like android, is there an option in iOS that allows the user to clear cached data that some apps are storing? Particularly Instagram and Facebook, as these two seem to be stockpiling ridiculous amounts of data. Is it possible to clear caches on apps such as these without having to delete and reinstall them? I know some have the functionality baked into their code, such as Flipboard, but I'm wondering of its possible to do it on a system side level, maybe even from iTunes or something?
- 11-12-2013, 12:49 PM #2
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- 11-12-2013, 07:40 PM #4iMore Newbie
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In theory, killing the app (double click button and swipe up in iOS 7) is supposed to also clear memory allocated to the app, but I wouldn't count on it.
If you think you are running slow due to unreleased memory, try killing all apps and then doing a reset (hold down both the power and home buttons at the same time). This still isn't 100%, but should do.
- 11-12-2013, 09:08 PM #5
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- 02-09-2014, 10:55 PM #7
my first post on an iphone forum
hi, i understand your problem. you can force clear the cache using iFunbox for windows and mac. please google and search for the technique. another way is to leave it up to your iphone. somehow, the ios keeps cleaning cache periodically. last week, my facebook cache data was at 550mb plus and within three days it automatically came down to 50 mb.
hit thanks if it helped
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- 05-13-2014, 10:06 AM #13
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The problem with CM Security is it clears cache from apps that need the cache to run properly and do what you expect it to do. I get the huge cache of Facebook though. Deleting the app does the same thing. As far as RAM memory, the iPhone does a good job of managing that. I wouldn't use CM Security for messing with RAM. Let the phone do that.
Sent from from my iPhone 5
- 05-16-2014, 10:41 AM #14iMore Pro
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One of the reasons I like the App development using Objective C is that most of the junk is disposed off once you have used it. Yes, there is some data stored locally on the cache but once you force quit the app it should be released. If not right away, the iPhone will try to free up the space when it is running low on resources.
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- 12-17-2014, 02:03 AM #18iMore Nanite
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Try using 2 my apps to cleans RAM or Cache:
- "Memory & Disk Scanner Pro": This is a paid version but you can use trial before deciding to buy it or not. This app cleans RAM and Disk (temp file and cache) and suitable for advanced user.
- "Memory & Disk Scanner": This app provides a free version (only cleans RAM) and you can active to Pro Version (but Pro version different with "Memory & Disk Scanner Pro"). This app also cleans RAM and Disk, but it was designed very simple and removed some features than "Memory & Disk Scanner Pro". This is suitable for normal users.
My Suggestion: If you want to use for free (only cleans RAM), please download "Memory & Disk Scanner". If you want to buy it, I recommend you download "Memory & Disk Scanner Pro" and active it then.
PS: You can search them on AppStore. (no jailbreak).
Let try and send your feedback to me through the app.
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