Restart device, clear app/Chrome cached data to improve Android performance.
Having a slow performing smartphone or tablet can be frustrating. However, there are a few common steps that can be taken to troubleshoot and often fix the issue. Restarting the device is the first step and can be very effective. Clearing an app’s cached data and Chrome’s cached data for websites visited is another common way to improve performance and free up storage space.
To clear an app’s cached data, open the Settings app and look through the main list for Storage; tap it. On the next screen find and tap the Apps option. To make it easier to see which apps are using the most storage, tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and select Sort by Size. Select any app from the list and tap Clear Cache at the top of the page.
To clear Chrome’s cached data, open the Chrome app on the device and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. Select History > Clear browsing data. This will bring up a list of options, from which the user can choose which data they want to remove from Chrome. Pick and choose which data to erase and tap the “Clear data” button at the bottom of the screen.
Cached data is different files and information that the app has downloaded, such as profile photos, pictures, and videos. Clearing cached data can help with performance issues, as well as free up storage space. It is recommended to clear the cache every quarter or twice a year, depending on how well the device is running.