Owning an iPhone or an iPad in iOS 10.3 has the special power of keeping you busy most of the time. That’s when everything works smoothly and you get to enjoy all its cool features, services and apps. But when you start experiencing problems, you might be so determined to fix them all by yourself that you could miss the obvious standing in front of you.
The majority of the problems that show up on these Apple devices can be fixed with one of the two following methods:
From these two, clearing the cache is more often preferred because it is less invasive. With the factory reset you will basically bring your device to the factory default settings. This means you have to back up your data, delete everything, reinstall the copy and configure it from scratch.
When your smartphone freezes, manifests glitches or starts running very slow, it is recommended that you clear the cache as soon as possible. This is the topic of today’s article so read on to find out how to clear the app cache and what can you do if you already performed this action but the problem continues to manifest.
Apple iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 – how to clear the app cache
The app cache is the first place where you need to look especially when problems can be associated with launching or using a particular app. To clear the app cache, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings;
- Tap on General;
- Access Storage & iCloud Usage;
- From there, head to Manage Storage;
- Tap a particular item from the Documents and Data;
- Whatever item you want to remove, slide it to the left and then tap the Delete option;
- If you want to remove all the app’s data, just go to Edit and hit the Delete All button.
At the last step, however, proceed with caution. Deleting all the data stored by an app will automatically lead to losing all your preconfigured settings, preferences, history of your progress on that app and so on.
Also important, try to remember that sometimes you can continue to deal with the initial problems even after you have cleared the app cache. If your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 still freezes, crashes or behaves erratically, try to uninstall the app you suspect to be the cause and then reboot the device.
Prior to rebooting, however, it wouldn’t hurt to back up the data just in case – you can never know what you’re going to find on your device after the reboot, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
As a last option, after the reboot, your iPhone or iPad could use a system cache wipe. Clearing the cache partition generally solves a wide range of problems so you should fix yours with it too.