Your iOS device might have stored a large amount of cache files resulting in low storage on your iPhone/iPad. The cache files often get stored because of the various apps and system settings you use on your iPhone and iPad. So in this post, you will learn on How to clean junk files and cache files from your iPhone and all the iOS devices running iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11.
Removing cache files from your iPhone might be tricky. You cannot simply press a button and remove all the cache files from your iPhone. But there are many different ways where you can delete all the junk files from your iPhone.
Cache files get into your iPhone when you install apps and games, cache from the sites you browse and cache from uninstalled apps. These cache are not necessary for your iPhone but takes space on your device and slows it down. So here are 4 Different ways to delete cache files from your iPhone and iPad.
How to delete cache/junk files from an iPhone
Uninstall and Reinstall App
One of the best ways to delete cache files from your iPhone is to uninstall the app that is taking a lot of space and then reinstalling it. Below are step by step guide to find out which app is taking extra space on your iOS device.
Step 1: Launch Settings
Step 2: Tap General
Step 3: Go to Storage & iCloud Usage
Step 4: Tap Manage Storage
Step 5: Here you can see all your installed apps and their sizes. All you have to do is find the app with larger size.
Step 6: Tap the app with larger size and you will see the app size is less than it was shown earlier. It is because other extra space is being taken by “Documents & Data” which is not necessary for these kind of apps
Step 7: Delete the app and reinstall it again. Reinstalling the app helps to delete junk files from the app giving you some extra space on your iPhone.
Remove Cache files from Safari Browser
The unnecessary cache also gets in your iPhone from the website you visit on your Safari Browser. So it is always a great idea to clear cache files from Safari. Here is how to clean cache files from Safari.
Step 1: Launch Settings
Step 2: Scroll down and find Safari then Tap it
Step 3: Scroll down again and Tap “Clear History and Website Data” and then Tap “Clear History and Data”.
This will delete all the junk files from your Safari Browser
Use a Junk File Cleaner App
As I have already mentioned there are many different ways to remove junk/cache files from your iPhone. Another most effective ways to clean junk file from your iPhone is to use an app called “Magic Cleaner”. It not only clears cache files from your iOS device but also helps to free up RAM making your iPhone much faster. Here is a full review about Magic Cleaner app
Free up RAM by restarting your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone helps to free up memory by killing all the process running on your device. It is always a good idea to restart your iPhone and iPad occasionally. Here is how to restart your iPhone.
Step 1: Hold Down the Sleep/Wake button until your see “Slide to power off”
Step 2: Slide the Power Off slider
Step 3: Wait until your iPhone or iPad shutdowns completely
Step 4: Hold the Sleep/Wake button once again to Power On your iPhone
You can also directly restart your iPhone by holding the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at once. Keep on holding both button at the same time until an Apple logo appears.
Or you can also restart/shutdown your iPhone/iPad without having to press any button. Here is how to do this trick.
So these are the 4 different ways to clean junk files from your iPhone which is really useful for every iOS users. You should definitely try out to get some extra space on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Also comment if you have any other trick to remove junk/cache files from iOS device.
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