Here are the steps to clear WhatsApp cache on different devices:
- Windows or Mac computer: You need to use CCleaner in order to clear WhatsApp cache. CCleaner is a third-party application that helps the user to optimize their computer. After installing CCleaner, open the app. Go to Custom Clean. and if you don’t want to clean other app’s caches, untick them. Now, click on Analyze. Once your files are analyzed, click on Run Cleaner. This will do the job for you. You have to link your account and you will be good to go. TIP: WhatsApp Desktop folder in the Package folder stores the downloaded media and can become huge. You might want to clear its contents.
- Android: Android users don’t need to install a third-party application to clear the cache of WhatsApp. We can pretty easily delete the cache using Settings. Do keep in mind that every manufacturer has altered the Settings app differently, we have mentioned steps for OneUI of Samsung, you can take it as a reference and do the same on your device. Follow the steps to clear the cache of WhatsApp. Scroll down and press Apps. Search for “WhatsApp” and open it. If you are prompted to confirm your action, do that and clear the cache.
- iPhone: WhatsApp on iOS doesn’t work the same way as that on Android. You can not go to clear the cache of any application on your iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no way to clear the WhatsApp cache on an iPhone without uninstalling the app. Do keep in mind that by uninstalling the application, you are not just clearing the cache but also other data related to the app.
Can clearing WhatsApp cache cause any data loss?
Clearing cache deletes the temporary files stored by your browser or app, but it won’t delete your other app data like logins, settings, saved games, downloaded photos, conversations, or passwords . Clearing cache may refresh the website information, free up space, or fix a misbehaving app, but it may also make the loading time longer or cause other problems . Clearing cache does not affect your DNS server or your ISP’s DNS servers, which see every domain you request. A DNS server’s cache is cleared at reboot.
In general, clearing cache does not cause any data loss. However, it is always a good idea to back up your important data before performing any maintenance tasks on your device