How to Delete or Clear Cache on iPad

  • July 8, 2019
  • Priya
How to clear cache on iPad

Clearing junk files, deleting unwanted cache, and removing memory hogs are the great ways to give your iPad a speed boost-up. Although iPads are designed to be user-friendly, iOS still get clogged up with the unwanted cache, junk files, and memory hogs. They all contribute together in slowing your device down. In order to ensure that your iPad runs at an optimum speed, clearing such junk data from your device is essential.

Here in this blog, you will learn how to clear cache on your iPad so that you can improve its performance.

Step 1: Start by Clearing the Safari Cache – Clear Cache on iPad

Before you start with this, it is important to know that doing this will log you off from all the websites or accounts in your iPad. Follow the below steps:

  • Go to the home screen of your iPad and select the ‘Settings’ icon. Tap on it and scroll down till the fifth option that says ‘Accounts & Password’. Now hit on the ‘Safari’ button located at the bottom of this group.
  • Now, scroll down again and select ‘Clear History and Website Data’.
  • Tap on ‘Clear History and Data’.

This will clear cookies, history, and browsing data from Safari. You can also block cookies on Safari and remove the website data.

Step 2: Deleting the Useless App Data – Clear Cache on iPad

  • From your iPad, Go to ‘Settings’, select ‘General’ and tap on ‘iPad Storage’.
  • Now you can see all the apps arranged in the amount of storage they occupy on your iPad. From this list, you have to select the app that is taking up a lot of space on your iPad.
  • Check for the ‘Documents & Data’ and if it takes more than 500MB, it is better to delete the app and then reinstall it again. This will clear a lot of space for your iPad.
  • To delete the app, tap on ‘Delete App’ and confirm your decision. Now, go to the App Store and download the app again. This ensures that this time the app will be a clean install without any documents and data.

Step 3: Managing the memory hog by restarting the iPad

In most of the cases, the iPad will manage your memory effectively, without you having to do anything. But, at times, restarting your iPad is a good way to clear up the unwanted memory hog. This also ensures that the most important apps have enough amount of memory for their use. Here is the way to restart your iPad, in case you don’t know.

  • Long-press the Sleep/Wake or side button of your iPad till the time you see the ‘Slide to power off’ option on the screen.
  • Now slide the power off slider to shut down your iPad.
  • Let the device fully shut down and wait till it completely powers down. Now, long-press the Wake/ Sleep button to power on your iPad.

Doing this on regular basis will clean up the memory of your iPad with unnecessary data or files that are no longer needed.

Step 4: Use of the third-party cleaner app

Many third-party apps are available at the App Store that helps you clean your iPad from the unwanted files and data. Download the app on your Mac or PC and then connect your iPad to your computer. And, let the app do its magic.

The cleaner app is normally the quickest way to make space available on your iPad. But, to make the most effective use of the cleaner app, instead of going for the free version, buy the app and get access to the exceptional features for memory management.

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