Xiaomi Redmi 5A – How to Clear Chrome and App Cache

Posted by Arch on December 19, 2018

Are temporary files slowing down your Xiaomi Redmi 5A? Not clearing your cache regularly can lead to performance problems. And cause some apps to become unstable.

But luckily, cleaning your cache is simple. Follow the steps below to create more room on your phone. And get your device’s performance back up to where it should be.

Clear App Cache in Bulk

If you have an updated MIUI version on your Redmi 5A, you can clear your app cache in a couple of simple taps.

Step 1 – Go to Storage in Settings Menu

First, open your Settings menu and scroll down to Storage. Tap on this selection.

Step 2 – Clear App Cache

In the next menu, you will see your memory and storage usage. The fourth selection from the top of your options should be Cached Data. It will also tell you how much memory is currently being used in your app cache.

Clear it by tapping on Cached Data and confirming the action when prompted.

Step 3 – Use Cleaner App (optional)

You can also use the cleaner app to do some extra scrubbing. From that same Storage menu that had the Cached Data option, select Cleaner. It should be near the bottom of the screen.

The cleaner calculates how many temporary files you can delete. Tap on the “clean up” button at the bottom of the screen to remove them.

Cleaning Google Chrome Cache

Generally, if you run the cleaner app, it removes all your excess temporary files. But Google is a special case and likes to save things. Try these simple steps to clear your cache for Chrome:

Step 1 – Open Chrome App

Open up your Chrome app on your Xiaomi Redmi 5A device. In your Chrome app, tap on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner to open Settings.

Step 2 – Access Privacy and Cache Settings

Next, scroll down to Advanced and tap on Privacy. In the next submenu, scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on “Clear browsing data.”

Step 3 – Choose Data Range

In the “Clear browsing data” menu, you have a few choices to make. The basic tab gives you the option to set the time range for deletion:

  1. Last hour
  2. Last 24 hours
  3. Last 7 days
  4. Last 4 weeks
  5. All time

Once you set the time range, you can also select which data you want to delete from Chrome:

  1. Browsing history
  2. Cookies, media, licenses, site data
  3. Cached images and files

After you’ve checked all the boxes for data you want to be deleted, go to the bottom of the screen and tap “Clear Data.”

Final Thought

You may also be able to clear the Chrome cache through your device’s settings menu and selecting the individual app. But some menu settings are different depending on your version of MIUI.

Furthermore, Google likes to back up their own data. So to ensure that the cache is completely gone, it may be easier to go into the Chrome app itself.

Lastly, keep in mind that clearing data is different than clearing the cache. If you wipe the cache, your personal preferences and settings remain on the phone. And the only thing removed is the temporary files. But clearing the data essentially resets the app.

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