As always, a new version of Android brings some brand new changes. When it comes to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, there are many new changes, some noticeable, some less so. Among many other things, you will find that the Applications section of Settings has changed in Marshmallow. All the functionality is still there, but there are a few changes which might confuse users. This short guide will help you learn how to clear up app cache and app data in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Before delving deeper into the subject, let’s learn exactly what app cache and app data are. App cache stores some data so that the app or website is loaded quickly when you use the app the next time. This means that instead of loading an entire website, for example, Chrome will preload a part of it from the cache. However, if you don’t clear out the cache, then it can eventually add up to taking a lot of space on your device.
App data refers to data such as your login information or the preferences for the app that are stored on your device.
Steps to clear App cache and App data on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Step 1: Open the Settings app through the app drawer or through notification drop-down.
Step 2: Find and tap on Apps, and then locate the app for which you want to clear the cache or data.
Step 3: Tap on Storage and then you will see buttons for “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”. Tap on the respective button to clear the cache or data.
That said, if you don’t want to do all this manually, then there are many apps to handle it automatically on the Google Play store. That said, if you don’t want to add yet another app to your device, then clearing out app cache and data manually is always a good option.