1. Amy Schwarz's Avatar
    Hey all! I currently have an IPhone 4S and I'm (im)patiently waiting for the 32 S4 to become available so I can make the huge leap to Android! While I'm waiting I've been trying to do as much video watching and research I can to make the transition easier but I have a question I haven't seen addressed anywhere else. Right now on iPhone with the exception of Feedler I can't clear any app "caches". Like for instance my Instagram app gets HUGE. I end up deleting it like once a week and re-installing to control the size. Same for Facebook, Twitter, etc. Since Android allows so much more control, which is the reason I am switching, I wondered if that option is available? To clear caches without having to delete and re-install? It drives me nuts to see them eating up huge amounts of space. Lol. Thanks!!! :-)
    05-05-2013 10:29 AM
  2. russel5150's Avatar
    I use an app called clean master. Seems to work really well. There is a way to boot your phone into a system mode and u can clean the cache that way.. but I cant for the life of me remember how. Something like holding both volume keys down with the power button and an android appears. And u scroll down to wipe cache.. someone on here will tell us.. lol

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    05-05-2013 10:34 AM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    With Android you can clear the cache of any individual application in the built-in Application manager. I think Android, in general, does a much better job at maintaining things like this without your intervention.

    You might find this useful, too: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...e-android.html
    05-05-2013 10:36 AM
  4. jokout1's Avatar
    Meyerweb has this nailed, I haven't had an issue with this and Android tends to manage this well

    Welcomel to Android and feel free to ask any questions you may have...

    Cheers
    05-05-2013 10:45 AM
  5. LoganK's Avatar
    With Android you can clear the cache of any individual application in the built-in Application manager. I think Android, in general, does a much better job at maintaining things like this without your intervention.
    The Application Manager actually gives you a pretty good interface. You can sort by size and tap on individual applications to see why they are so large and where that memory is being used (application, data, SD card, cache). You can clear all the associated data (forcing you to login to accounts again if it isn't tied through a system account) or just the cache.

    I don't know if Android manages application caches so much as it will delete them if you are running out of space. Since you probably won't run low on space, Instagram will use just as much space as before. However, a few taps will allow you to clear it out and you won't be forced to re-install and set it up.
    05-05-2013 12:28 PM
  6. Amy Schwarz's Avatar
    Awesome thanks everyone!!!!! That's exactly what I wanted to know.. :-)
    05-05-2013 04:59 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    You can clear cache by first turning the phone off, then pressing and holding the volume up key and home key simultaneously, then press and hold the power button. Then use the volume keys to scroll down to clear cache and hit the power button to select it.

    This worked on my note 2 and s3,so I would imagine that it would work on the s4 as well.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-05-2013 05:10 PM

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