If you own the new smartphone from Google, you may want to know how to clear cache on Pixel and Pixel XL. The reason for this is because if you have any software issues on Android, clearing the cache generally can solve your problem. You can clear cache using two different methods to either clear the cache for a specific problematic app or your entire smartphone. Either way, below we’ll explain how to clear cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This should fix bugs, glitches or other software problems on smartphone, you can also complete a factory reset.
What is the cache and what does it do?
The first thing you need to decide is what is your problem with your smartphone, is it just a specific app or is the entire phone having problems not matter what you do. The reason for this is because all apps on the Pixel or Pixel XL have their own cache installed on the app. What cache does on an app is that it’ll save temporary data like usernames, passwords and game progress. In the other hand, the system cache of Pixel or Pixel XL keeps similar types of data, but for the entire Android software instead of each app. This is why you need to decide where your problem is happening, you can also clear cache on both the individual app and the entire smartphone to see if that’ll fix your problem.
How to clear the app cache on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL
If the problem is just happening on a specific app, you’re best solution would be to clear the cache of that app. The following steps will explain how you can clear an apps cache:
- Turn on your smartphone
- Tap on Settings
- Select App Manager
- Choose the app that you want to clear the cache
- Press the app info screen
- Tap on Clear Cache
- If you want to clear all apps, tap on Settings > Storage
- Tap on Cached Data to delete all app caches
What to do when clearing the app cache doesn’t help
Once you’ve deleted the cache of individual apps, but your problem on the Pixel or Pixel XL is still happening, you should then uninstall that app and reboot the device. You should know that before you go to reset your smartphone, it’s suggested to backup all files, photos and contacts to prevent anything from being lost during the reboot process. Once you’ve rebooted the Pixel or Pixel XL, and your smartphone is having the same problems, then it’s recommended that you complete a system cache wipe.
How to clear the system cache on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL:
- Turn off your smartphone
- At the same time, press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons
- Once the phone vibrates, let go of the power button and but still hold the other buttons
- With the volume buttons go and highlight Wipe Cache Partition
- Select the Power button
- Go to the Yes option and press the Power button
- Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power
- Now your smartphone will reboot and your cache will be cleared
If the problems persist the next stage is to factory reset the Pixel or Pixel XL