How To Wipe Cache Partition?


Cache memory is also called Cache storage and is provided for temporary data storage. It usually holds some portions of the frequently used apps on your smartphone for faster performance, resulting in a better user experience. 

This means that if you have an app opened on your device’s first boot, it will hold some part of the app in its cache, so next time on reboot, it will load much faster than before because Android knows where to look for those files now. 

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There are mainly two types of Cache memory available on Android devices – One is Partition, and another is App Memory. 

Wiping Cache Partition will help in freeing up your device’s internal memory by making it faster. Still, if you delete the app cache manually, it may hamper your apps working and lead to their crashing or force stop errors.

Wipe Cache Partition in Android

  1. Go to ‘Settings’ on your phone and tap ‘Storage.’ (You can see it under the ‘Device’ section)
  2. Now tap on ‘Cached data’ and click OK once a dialogue box pops up. It will take a few seconds to wipe the cache partition of your device. You can check out the screenshot below for more info:
  3. That’s all. You’ve wiped the Cache Partition of your Android device successfully.

Cache Partition Windows

You should occasionally clear the cache on your Windows 10 computer to help your system run faster and reclaim disk space. A cache is a set of temporary files used by a program or the operating system. Sometimes, the cache in Windows can slow down your PC or cause other problems.

Steps to Wipe Cache Partition

  1. Go to the search bar on your taskbar and type in ‘Disk Cleanup,’ and select it from the list. It will open up a new window with various options, including ‘Temporary files.’
  2. Now click on ‘Clean up system files, tick the box next to ‘Temporary files,’ and finally hit OK. After that, another dialogue box will pop up asking you to confirm if you want to delete all the temporary files mentioned in File Location. Click the Yes button. It may take a few minutes to wipe the cache partition of your device.
  3. Your Windows PC’s Cache Partition has been successfully wiped now.

Cache Partition Mac

If you want to delete the cache on your Mac, you can do it a couple of ways. One option is to delete each app’s folders containing cached data, although this may mean re-downloading some cached data. Another option is to use a third-party utility such as Coconut Battery. You can also run these two commands at a terminal prompt:

sudo su -c ‘purgecache’

This command deletes caches in /var/folders/* and ~/.MacOSX/ (note the leading dot). It will be necessary to restart any apps or log out and back in for this change to effect. 

sudo su -c ‘cachelist.’

This command will print out a list of all available caches on the system. You can then grep this for information that might be causing problems if you’re experiencing any.

So, here we go

  1. Go to Finder and click on ‘Go.’ Now select the ‘Utilities’ folder from the drop-down.
  2. Now open up the Terminal program from the utility folder, or you can press “Command+Space” and type in Terminal, and hit Enter key from your Keyboard. It may ask you for an administrator’s password. Just provide it without leaving anything blank.
  3. Write down both two commands given above one by one and press enter key after each line. 
  4. Now it will ask you to restart your Mac or re-login for changes to take effect, so just type “Y” if you want to restart your computer now. It may take a few minutes for the process of wiping the cache partition of your device and may also show a message saying ‘Done.’
  5. Your Mac’s Cache Partition has been successfully wiped now.

Cache Partition Linux

If you’re using a Linux PC, then there are a couple of methods available in order to wipe the system’s cache partitions. They are as follows:

a. Manually

b. Automatically (recommended)

Manually

  1. Open up the Terminal and type in “sudo service clementine stop,” and press Enter. It might ask for a password. Just provide it without leaving anything blank.
  2. Now type in “sudo rm -Rf /home/USERNAME/.cache” and press Enter. Here, replace USERNAME with the actual username of your Linux PC.
  3. Now type in “sudo rm -Rf /usr/share/mime/packages/*” and press Enter again. Also, note that the asterisk (*) denotes to wipe all files found under this directory.
  4. Type in “sync” at the next line and press Enter.
  5. Now just re-login to your Linux PC for changes to take effect.

Automatically

  1. Open up Terminal and type in “sudo service clementine stop,” and press Enter. It might ask for a password. Provide it without leaving anything blank.
  2. Type in “sudo apt-get autoremove’ at the next line and press Enter again.
  3. Now type in “sudo rm -Rf /home/USERNAME/.cache” and press Enter, where USERNAME is the actual username of your Linux PC.
  4. Type in “sync” at the next line and hit enter.
  5. Now just re-login to your Linux PC for changes to take effect.

Now your Linux PC’s Cache Partition has been successfully wiped.

Conclusion

Wiping Cache Partition helps free up the device’s internal memory by making it faster. Deleting the app cache manually may hamper your apps working and lead to their crashing or force stop errors.

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