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How to clean phone cache after 8.0 update?

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How to clean phone cache after 8.0 update?

In 7.1.1 there were option to clean phone cache at once but now after 8.0 update I cannot find it anywhere. So how can I clean phone cache (cache of all apps at once)? Or should I do it one by one??


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Re: How to clean phone cache after 8.0 update?

Hi @mrnino,

The option to clear the cached data for all applications at once has been removed in Android 8.0 (Oreo) due to a decision made by Google.

As @viridis wrote, there is a feature in the device called Smart Cleaner that will automatically clear the cached data for applications that have not been used for 14 days. You can find this feature in Settings > Assist > Smart Cleaner.

You can also do it manually for each application if you go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App info > tap on an application > Storage > Clear cache.

I hope that answers your question! Slightly smiling Face


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Re: How to clean phone cache after 8.0 update?


mrnino wrote:

In 7.1.1 there were option to clean phone cache at once but now after 8.0 update I cannot find it anywhere. So how can I clean phone cache (cache of all apps at once)? Or should I do it one by one??


It's probably because everyone saw it as a fix all solution when it wasn't.

I believe cache cleaning is done automatically now based on app usage, so if app is unused for X amount of days, the phone clears it's cache.

For problem apps that need a cache clear, the manual option remains in the app section in main settings



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Re: How to clean phone cache after 8.0 update?

Hi @mrnino,

The option to clear the cached data for all applications at once has been removed in Android 8.0 (Oreo) due to a decision made by Google.

As @viridis wrote, there is a feature in the device called Smart Cleaner that will automatically clear the cached data for applications that have not been used for 14 days. You can find this feature in Settings > Assist > Smart Cleaner.

You can also do it manually for each application if you go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App info > tap on an application > Storage > Clear cache.

I hope that answers your question! Slightly smiling Face


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