What is cache?

deanodrums

Well-known member
Aug 4, 2012
402
2
0
Visit site
I keep seeing on these forums about clearing cache. Juat a simple question. What is cache and why do you have to clear it? What are the benefits?
I ask as I have absolutely no idea what it is or does. Thanks.

Sent from my GT-I9300 using AC Forums mobile app
 

UJ95x

Retired Ambassador
Aug 26, 2013
9,337
0
0
Visit site
In layman's terms, cache is a partition of the Android OS that stores temporary files. It has data that apps have quick access to improve performance. It generally shouldn't cause problems, but when there is, clearing the cache can potentially fix them.

This should give you a better idea of how and when to clear it: http://www.androidcentral.com/android-201-how-and-when-clear-app-cache-or-data

Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
 

Latest posts

Trending Posts

Forum statistics

Threads
943,897
Messages
6,920,531
Members
3,159,281
Latest member
atlashudson