It goes without saying that the iPhone XS Max is a powerhouse. Stunning hardware paired with iOS makes it a beast. As far as lags and software bugs go, it’s something that iPhone users don’t deal with that often, especially with the newer models.
Still, it can happen. No matter how strong the hardware is and how smoothly iOS runs, cluttering your iPhone with cache can make it a bit slower than you want it to be. When that happens, you’ll want to arm yourself with the knowledge on how to remove app cache.
Clearing Chrome Cache
If you’re not into Safari, the alternative you’ve decided to go with is likely Chrome. No matter the device it runs on, Chrome is pretty RAM-heavy. When you add a ton of browsing data to this, there’s a high chance you might experience some lagging.
The simple solution to this issue is removing Chrome’s cache. Here’s how:
Open Chrome on your XS Max, then tap the three-dots icon in the bottom-right to open a pop-up menu.
Navigate to History, then tap the Clear Browsing Data… button at the bottom-left of the screen.
Mark the browsing data that you want to remove, including Cache, and then tap the Clear Browsing Data
When asked, confirm the deletion, then tap Done.
Depending on how often you clear your data, the cache deletion process could take some time but shouldn’t be longer than a few seconds. Once you’ve done this, Chrome will likely run much smoother.
Removing App Cache
Much like deleting Chrome cache will make the browser run faster and with less lagging, removing app cache should do the same for your iPhone. There are many apps that store a ton of cache files on your iPhone XS Max. This not only fills up valuable storage space, but can also slow down your device.
Here’s how to deal with this issue:
Open the Settings app on your device.
Tap General, then go to iPhone storage.
Tap on Manage Storage, then choose an app under Documents and Data.
Slide all unnecessary items to the left, then hit Delete.
Tap Edit and then Delete. This will remove all of the app’s data.
This will not only make the app run more smoothly but may also do the same for the entire OS if you delete enough cache files from various apps.
The Final Word
When they pile up, cached files can cause more harm than good. They slow down your device, no matter how strong it might be. Removing them on a regular basis can ensure that your XS Max is as snappy as it was made to be. It’s a great phone that comes at a high price, so you’ll want to make sure that the experience of using it is as enjoyable as possible.
How often do you clear your iPhone’s cache? Do you have any useful tips to share with the TechJunkie community? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.