How to Clear Cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

How to Clear Cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Hey there! So, if you own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you might come across some Android problems from time to time. But guess what? I’ve got two simple troubleshooting solutions for you that’ll fix those issues in just a few minutes. The best way to deal with any bugs or software problems on your Pixel or Pixel XL is to either do a factory reset or clear the cache. Now, if you’re wondering why you should clear the cache on your Google Pixel, here’s the deal: it helps when your smartphone is acting slow, glitchy, or freezing. You know, those frustrating moments when it seems like your battery is draining faster than water down the drain? Yeah, clearing the cache can help with that. Want to know how? Let me show you.

Let’s start with the basics: what is the cache and what does it do? You’re not alone if you’re scratching your head. The cache on your Pixel has two types: app cache and system cache. Each app on your Pixel has its own cache that stores temporary data to help the app perform better when you switch between them. Now, the system cache does the same thing, but for the Android software as a whole. To put it simply, the app cache stores app data, and the system cache stores data for the entire system itself. That’s why when you have issues with apps crashing or freezing, it’s best to clear the system cache and get rid of that temporary data causing trouble.

So, ready to clear the app cache on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL? Here’s how:

  1. First, turn on your Pixel or Pixel XL
  2. Go to Settings > App Manager
  3. Select the app you want to clear the cache for
  4. Once you’ve selected the app, you’ll see the app info screen
  5. Tap on the option that says “Clear Cache”
  6. If you want to clear the app cache for all apps, go to Settings > Storage
  7. Select “Cached Data” to clear all app caches at once

Now, be careful not to select “Clear Data” unless you’re okay with losing all the information stored in that app, like your username, passwords, game progress, preferences, and settings. So, make sure you’re sure which app or apps are causing the problems before you clear the app cache.

What if clearing the app cache doesn’t solve the problem? No worries, I’ve got another trick up my sleeve! Try uninstalling the troublesome app and then reboot your Pixel or Pixel XL. Just a friendly reminder: before you reset your Pixel, back up all your data to prevent any losses. If the issue still persists after the reboot, it’s time to perform a system cache wipe. Trust me, it’s not as complicated as it sounds!

Here’s how to clear the system cache on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL:

  1. Turn off your Pixel or Pixel XL
  2. Hold down the Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons together for a few seconds until you see the Android logo and feel a vibration
  3. Release the Power button, but keep holding the Volume Up and Home buttons
  4. Use the volume buttons to scroll down and highlight “Wipe Cache Partition”
  5. Press the Power button to select
  6. Scroll down and choose “Yes” with the Power button
  7. Scroll to “Reboot System Now” and press Power
  8. Voila! Your Pixel or Pixel XL will reboot with a nice, clean system cache

See? Not as complicated as it seemed! Clearing the system cache gets rid of cluttered or outdated data without affecting your personal info or settings. It’s actually a good practice to clear the system cache after installing a system update.

So go ahead, give it a try! You’ll be amazed at how much smoother your Google Pixel or Pixel XL will run after clearing that cache. And remember, if you ever have any Android problems, I’m here to help!

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