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Clear Android Applications Cache to Improve Performance

Posted By rupen On January 9, 2012 @ 6:02 PM In Android | 6 Comments

Has your Android phone visibly slowed down? Is there a lag?  If yes, free up some phone memory and you’ll notice a drastic improvement in speed and performance. In this tip, I’ll show you how to improve the performance of an Android phone by clearing the cache memory. I’ve used the most commonly found version of Android, 2.2,  to illustrate the steps.

Step 1: Access Settings.

There are two ways of accessing Settings. The simplest is to press the menu key on the phone. Typically, it is the left corner key on Android phones. After you press this key, some options appear. Tap Settings.

Access the Settings menu.

Alternatively, access the Applications menu and then tap Settings.

Tap for the Applications Menu in Android

 

Tap Settings to access the Settings Menu

Step 2: Tap Applications.

Access the Applications Menu

Step 3: Tap Manage applications to see a list of applications installed on your Android phone.

Access the Manage Applications menu.

Step 4: Press the menu key on the phone. Typically, it is the left corner key on Android phones. After you press this key, the Sort by size option appears. Tap Sort by size.

Sort all applications be size in Android 2.2

Step 5: Now, all applications are sorted by size. This means the largest applications appear first. Let’s see how much cache the Market application is using. Tap Market.

Manage the android application to clear the cache

Step 7: Notice, the Market application is using over 3 MB of cache, which is quite a bit. Tap Clear Cache to free up this memory.

Clear the Cache of the Market Application

That’s it. Similarly, you can go through all the applications and clear the cache. This improves the performance of your Android phone.

~Rupen Sharma


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