1. SRFast's Avatar
    Does Android O have the "Clear Cached Data" feature? I've been through all the settings and haven't been able to find it. TIA
    05-20-2017 06:14 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    You have O? Blimey!
    05-20-2017 07:34 AM
  3. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    It kinda looks like the cached data option has been intentionally removed from user settings. These paragraphs from the O dev preview release notes may suggest why:

    "Android O gives better guidance and behaviors around cached data. Each app is now given a disk space quota for cached data....

    When the system needs to free up disk space, it will start by deleting cached files from apps that are the most over their allocated quota. Thus, if you [the developer of an app] keep your cached data under your allocated quota, your cached files will be some of the last on the system to be cleared when necessary. When the system is deciding what cached files to delete inside your app, it will consider the oldest files first (as determined by modified time)."

    Long story short, they want app developers to better police their own apps in order to help the android system police itself. With cached data set on a per-app basis, routinely wiping out all cached data in every app at once may undercut the system's own enforcement abilities.

    Note: I'm guessing.
    Scott Shrewsberry likes this.
    05-20-2017 12:12 PM
  4. SRFast's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Allocating a specific amount of space to each app and making it responsible to manage it will force the developers to be more efficient.
    05-20-2017 08:41 PM
  5. kamirz's Avatar
    If i understand correctly what you want:
    Settings>Apps&Notifications>App info>tap on the app you want>tap on storage.
    Hope it helps.
    09-14-2017 02:44 PM
  6. Dave Wright 66's Avatar
    I just did the power off, volumedown and it worked fine. Nexus 5X 8.0
    10-31-2017 07:38 PM
  7. jleebiker's Avatar
    If one deletes and app, is there any cache clearing that needs/can be done for the deleted app? Asking because I'm trying to troubleshoot an app and their tech support tried to have me clear cached data AFTER they had me delete the app.
    01-18-2018 12:33 PM

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