How To Clear Cache On iPad (The #1 EASIEST Method)
How To Clear Cache On iPad
To start with, you’ll want to clear the browsing cache on Safari. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open “Settings”.
- Swipe down and tap “Safari”.
- Swipe down and tap “Clear History and Website Data”.
- Tap to confirm.
Clearing Third Party App Caches
The other type of cache on the iPad is for individual applications and the data they use. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size fits all solution here, as different apps handle caching in different ways.
- Some applications have a clear cache option under iOS Settings and then looking at the app preferences for that app.
- Others, however, require you to actually into the apps’ own setting menu to clear its cache data.
- If an app has no options whatsoever, your only real choice is to uninstall then re-install the app.
Benefits of Clearing Cache (The #1 Reason You Should Do It…)
As with most other connected data devices, from PCs to games consoles, to the marvel of modern smartphones (which are basically pocket PCs), iPads use a caching system for data in order to deliver a smoother experience in use.
However, just as with those other devices, caches have a habit of eventually running counter to their intended purpose – that is to say, by caching so much data that they get clogged, they can actually compromise performance rather than improve it.
Thus, with most modern connected devices – including Apple’s iPad – it’s a good idea to either regularly clear out the cache (much as you’d empty the rubbish or the hoover bag in your home), or if you do find a drop in performance to have that as your go-to first option to try to fix things.