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WhatsApp: why the cache should be cleared and how to do it

WhatsApp: why the cache should be cleared and how to do it

WhatsApp cache. (photo: blog.phonehouse)

Mobile apps What WhatsApp are in a large number of smart phones around the world, because through it it is possible to receive written messages, photographs, memes, videos and even documents that facilitate the productivity and entertainment of users; nevertheless, saving all these files also affects the operation of mobile applications.

Perhaps many people have found that the app has become slower than normal or even has problems downloading or receiving photos and videos, This is due to the saturation of the cache, which is where temporary files are stored that the app must create in order to access them repeatedly.

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Cleaning this repository is important because the accumulation of data can cause some problems in the operation of the apps, such as the fact that it freezes or runs slowly.

Although one of the first actions that they usually carry out when a apps it doesn’t work well it is check for the latest update; when that’s not the answer, you also choose to delete and reinstall the app. Nevertheless, flushing cache data can be a less tedious and beneficial process.

What is WhatsApp cache and why is it good to delete it

Cache is a space where applications store temporary data (accounts, files, databases, and settings).

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These are some of the benefits that are obtained when clearing the cache of a mobile device:

– Clear WhatsApp cache will help free up space mobile device. Usually this tends to weigh more than 1 GB.

– Similarly, clear an app’s cache as well will prevent the application from encountering errors, that usually lead the user to forcefully close the app.

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– In the same way, and if you wish, you can also will delete some unnecessary files which are only used to update or install WhatsApp.

Cell phone with the WhatsApp logo.  (photo: iProfessional)
Cell phone with the WhatsApp logo. (photo: iProfessional)

How to clear WhatsApp cache on Android

In Android devices, to carry out this process the user must go to the menu Settingsthen to the tab Applications and in that list you should look for WhatsApp.

Once there, go to the option Storagewhere you will find the button clear cache.

The next step will be to press it, wait and clever.

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Delete WhatsApp cache on Android.  (photo: Retosdelaciencia.com)
Delete WhatsApp cache on Android. (photo: Retosdelaciencia.com)

How to clear WhatsApp cache on iPhone

For users of the operating system of iOSthe process will vary a bit, since it will have to be done from the instant messaging application.

Press Setting and then the option Data and storage.

There, the next step will be to go to storage usagewhere you will find a list of conversations with the size of each one.

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By pressing each chat individually, the user will have the option to choose what are the access files you want to deleteregardless of whether it is documents, photos or videos.

It is worth mentioning that the information will not be removed from the app and the user can download it again later.

Delete WhatsApp cache on iPhone.  (photo: The Spanish)
Delete WhatsApp cache on iPhone. (photo: The Spanish)

It is important not to confuse the files that are saved in the phone’s memory, as these cannot be opened through WhatsApp after they have been downloaded.

Though it is also useful to manage these permissions so as not to saturate the device with videos or photographs of no interest to users.

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