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How to Clear Twitter Cache [iPhone/ Android]

by | May 31, 2023

Using Twitter on your mobile device can take up a lot of storage space and slow down performance over time. The app stores cached files, such as images and web pages, on your device. While they help the app load faster and display content offline, cached files can clutter your device’s memory and affect its speed. It’s a good idea to regularly clear your Twitter cache to improve your app’s performance. 

This article will show you how to do it on different mobile devices and explain why it’s important.

What is Cache, and Why Should You Clear It?

The cache is a temporary storage area that stores data for quick access. Apps and browsers save some data in the cache to load faster the next time you use them, such as images and GIFs on Twitter, just like on Instagram. However, the cache uses storage space, can become outdated or corrupted, and can store sensitive information. Clearing the cache regularly can free up storage space, improve performance, fix errors, and protect privacy and security.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on iPhone and iPad

If you use an iPhone or an iPad, you can clear your Twitter cache from within the app. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap your profile photo.

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3. Tap Settings and Privacy at the bottom of the left sidebar. You might have to scroll down a little to see it.

4. Tap Accessibility, display, and languages.

5. Tap Data usage at the bottom of the list.

6. Tap Media storage. Media storage contains cached versions of the media files you scroll by, such as photos and animated GIFs.

7. Tap Clear media storage and then confirm. Once you tap this option, a confirmation menu will appear. Tap Clear media storage a second time to confirm. Once you’ve cleared your media storage, the Twitter app will take you back to the “Data usage” screen.

8. Tap Web storage. Web storage is a cache of cookies, websites, saved passwords, and other web-based data saved to your device while you’ve used the Twitter app.

9. Choose which web data to delete. Neither of these options will log you out of Twitter or affect your Safari or Chrome data, but they both have unique functions:

  • Clear web page storage only deletes cached websites from the Twitter app but keeps cookies and saved logins on your phone or tablet.
  • Clear all web storage and deletes your entire web-related cache, including cookies and website passwords you’ve saved within Twitter’s built-in browser. If you’ve visited websites through the Twitter app and saved your logins, you’ll need to log in the next time you visit that site through the app.

To confirm, Tap Clear web page storage or Clear all web storage again. This instantly clears the selected web cache and frees up your iPhone or iPad space.

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How to Clear Twitter Cache on Android

If you use an Android device, you can clear your Twitter cache from your Android settings instead of within the Twitter app. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Open your Android Settings app. It’s usually a gear icon on your Home screen or app drawer.

2. Tap Apps & notifications or Apps depending on your Android version.

3. Tap See all or Manage apps, depending on your Android version.

4. Scroll down and tap the Twitter app icon.

5. Tap Storage (Samsung Galaxy) or Storage & Cache (other versions). Because all versions of Android are a little different, you might see a little variation in the wording here.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on Android

6. Tap Clear cache at the bottom of the screen.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on Android

Note that this will only clear Twitter’s cache but not its data. If you want to clear all data from Twitter (such as login information), you can tap Clear data instead of Clear cache.

Conclusion

Clearing your Twitter cache is a simple but effective way to optimize your mobile device’s performance and save some storage space. By following these steps for iPhone/iPad or Android devices, you can easily delete any unnecessary or outdated data from Twitter’s cache and enjoy a faster and smoother experience with the app.

We hope this article was helpful for you and answered all your questions about how to clear the cache on Twitter.

FAQ

Will clearing the Twitter cache delete my tweets or messages?

No, clearing the cache on Twitter will not delete your tweets or messages. It will only temporarily delete the data stored on your device for faster loading.

How can I check how much space Twitter takes on my device?

You can check how much space Twitter takes up on your device by going to Settings and Privacy> Accessibility, display, and Languages> Data usage > Media storage and Web storage. You will see how much space each option is using.

How can I reduce the amount of data that Twitter uses?

You can reduce the amount of data Twitter uses by enabling some options in Settings and Privacy> Accessibility, display, and Languages> Data usage. For example, you can turn on Data saver mode to reduce image quality and video playback. You can also turn off Autoplay videos to prevent videos from playing automatically.

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