The iOS operating system problems are quite often behind various Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus malfunctions. That’s why there are two main troubleshooting options with a general approach that allow fixing general problems. The two of them are to complete a factory reset or to wipe the cache. Of course, the cache is usually used first because, as opposed to the reset, it keeps your data and files in place.
Otherwise said, when your iPhone 8 freezes, has lags and glitches or any other inexplicable malfunction, before you do a hard reset you can clear the cache of particular apps or wipe the system cache entirely.
To clear the app cache on the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus…
- Go to Settings;
- Select the General section;
- Select the Storage and iCloud Usage menu;
- Hit the Manage Storage option;
- Hit the Documents and Data entry;
- Look at all the unwanted items – slide left on each of them and don’t forget to tap Delete when prompted!
If you’re not a fan of all these manual edits, try the Edit >> Delete All command and you should remove all the cache data stored by that particular app! Just so you know, when you Clear Data you lose some details such as the setting preferences that you have personally tweaked before. But it’s ok, you should be able to take care of it all over again – the goal here is to fix your problem, you can worry about these settings later on.
You’ve cleared the cache but nothing changed? Now you should…
Try to reboot the device. This reset process will most likely erase all your data, but honestly, do you have any other suggestion? We’ve kept this one for the end because it is literally the only thing left for you to try. Let’s just hope that you have recently backed up your important documents or that you have the chance to do it right now. Do it, see what happens after the reboot, and decide if your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus could also use a system cache wipe… Clearing the cache partition is the final step in your personal troubleshooting efforts!