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Should you clear your app cache on Android?

Should you clear your app cache on Android?

Clearing app cache is probably one of the most controversial topics when it comes to maintaining your Android phone. Many people clear app cache instinctively, either to free up additional storage, or — whether true or not — to keep their phone and apps from getting sluggish over time. But there are a lot of questions about the practice, and whether or not it actually does anything useful in the short or long term. Some contend that Android itself should handle app cache all on its own, and that interfering with default caching behavior is just asking for trouble. But the truth is far, far murkier.

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Android 4.2 Tip: You Can Now Clear All Cached App Data At Once

Android 4.2 Tip: You Can Now Clear All Cached App Data At Once

Chances are, if you're picking up an 8GB Nexus 4, or even a 16GB Nexus 7 (or are stuck with an 8GB N7), at some point you might run low on storage. It happens to the best of us.

Fortunately, in Android 4.2, Google's given you a new way to free up some space with just two taps. Instead of having to trudge through your entire list of installed apps one by one, you can now clear all cached app data straight from the storage menu.

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Just head to settings, then to storage, and tap on the new "Cached data" section in the list.

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