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How to Clear Instagram Cache on Your Android and iOS

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Instagram is a widely used social media app that facilitates sharing of visual content and the networking of its users. With continued use, the app’s performance may suffer as cache, cookies, and other data accumulate. 

When these files are deleted at regular intervals, the software runs more efficiently, and users have a more pleasant experience. If you use an Android or iOS device, explore how to delete Instagram’s cache and learn to reduce your app’s reliance on storage space-hogging cache. 

You should know the best practices for keeping your Instagram app running smoothly and improving your entire experience.

Clearing Cache on Android

To clear the cache on an Android device, you must navigate to the App Info for the Instagram app. 

Here are the steps to do so:

A. Navigating to the App Info

  1. Go to the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down to the list of installed apps and select the “Instagram” app.
  3. Click on the “Storage” option.

B. Clearing the Cache

  1. Tap on the “Clear Cache” button.
  2. Confirm the action by clicking “Yes” or “OK.”

C. Force Stop the App

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  1. Scroll down to the “App Actions” section in the App Info.
  2. Tap on the “Force Stop” button.
  3. Confirm the action by clicking “Yes” or “OK.”

Clear the cache on the Instagram app, freeing up valuable storage space and improving the performance of the app. It will not remove any personal data or account information.

Clearing cache on iOS

Clearing the cache on an iOS device is similar to clearing the cache on an Android device. 

Here are the steps to follow:

A. Navigating to the App Info

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on “General.”
  3. Tap on “iPhone Storage.”
  4. Scroll down and select the “Instagram” app.

B. Clearing the Cache

  1. Tap on the “Offload App” or “Delete App” option.
  2. Confirm the action by clicking “Offload App” or “Delete App.”
  3. Reinstall the app from the App Store.

C. Force Stop the App

  1. Double-click the home button to bring up the app switcher.
  2. Swipe left or right to find the Instagram app.
  3. Swipe up on the app to close it.

 Clearing the cache will not remove any personal data or account information, and reinstalling the app will restore the latest version of the app.

Clearing App Data

You may also want to clear app data on your Instagram app to free up more storage space. 

Here is what you need to know about app data:

A. App data refers to data generated by the app during its usage, such as preferences, settings, and login information. Clearing app data will remove all this information, effectively resetting the app to its default state.

B. Cache is temporary data stored by the app to help it load faster, while app data is more permanent data stored on the device. Clearing the cache will not remove app data; clearing app data will remove both cache and app data.

C. To clear app data on аn Android device, follow the steps in the “Clearing Cache on Android” section and select “Clear Data” instead of “Clear Cache.” On an iOS device, you can clear app data by deleting and reinstalling the app.

Only clear app data аs a last resort if clearing the cache does not resolve performance issues.

Clearing Cookies and Web Data

Clearing cookies and web data can help resolve website loading and login information issues. 

Here’s how to do it:

A. Clearing Cookies and Web Data on Android

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your Android device.
  2. Select “Apps & notifications” or “Application Manager.”
  3. Find the “Instagram” app and tap on it.
  4. Tap on “Storage.”
  5. Tap on “Clear data” or “Clear cache and data.”

B. Clearing Cookies and Web Data on iOS

  1. Go to the “Settings” app оn your iOS device.
  2. Select “Safari.”
  3. Tap on “Clear History and Website Data.
  4. Confirm the action by clicking “Clear History and Data.

Clearing cookies and web data can help resolve issues with website loading and login information. This will also clear saved website passwords and other saved data.

Tips for Avoiding High Cache Usage

Here are step-by-step instructions for avoiding high cache usage on your device:

A. Limit Background Data Usage

  1. Go to the “Settings” app оn your device.
  2. Select “Data usage” or “Mobile Data.”
  3. Scroll down to find the “Instagram” app and click on it.
  4. Toggle the switch next to “Background data” to disable it.

B. Clear Cache Regularly

  1. Go to the App Info for the Instagram app (refer to “Clearing Cache on Android” оr “Clearing Cache on iOS” section for specific instructions).
  2. Tap on the “Clear Cache” button.
  3. Confirm the action by clicking “Yes” or “OK.”

C. Update to the Latest Version

  1. Open the App Store app on your device.
  2. Tap оn the “Updates” tab.
  3. Find the “Instagram” app in the list of available updates.
  4. Tap on the “Update” button next to the app.

You can help keep your device running smoothly and prevent high cache usage in the Instagram app.

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