Much like power cycling and rebooting your computer, clearing your cache is especially important for Amazon Fire Sticks and Smartphones.
Why You Should Clear Your Cache
The cache on these devices is bits of stored information to help speed up your viewing experience. However, over time, your devices may collect a lot of information and files you don’t regularly use, in turn slowing them down. A good example is a website you frequent. Instead of reloading it each time, your device will store frequently accessed information so that it loads faster each time you access it. While the cache is similar to memory, its design is to access information rapidly.
When you clear out your cache, you’re freeing up storage space on your devices, which will help them run faster and more efficiently. Additionally, clearing your cache can help if you are experiencing any tech-related issues.
If you’re experiencing delays, glitches or your tech devices seem to be taking longer than usual to process, consider resetting your cache with these easy-to-follow tips.
Resetting Cache on Amazon Fire Sticks
- Go to “Settings” on your Fire Stick.
- Select “Manage Installed Applications.”
- Select an application to view the information, such as data storage, file size and cache size.
- Go down and select “Clear cache” to delete the temporary files.
- You’ll notice that a short time will pass while the device is erasing the cache. The length of time will depend on the size of the app’s cache. Continue going through the applications and repeating as necessary.
Resetting Cache on iPhone
- Open “Settings.”
- Scroll down and select “Safari.”
- Scroll down and select “Clear History and Website Data.”
- Select “Confirm.”
Resetting Cache on Android
- Open “Settings.”
- Select “Storage.”
- Select “Internal Storage” under Device Storage.
- Select “Cached data.”
- Select “OK” when the box asking if you want to clear all app cache appears.