How to Clear the Twitter Cache?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Clear the Twitter Cache?

Is Twitter running slow on your mobile phone, and do you need to clear the Twitter cache? This article will teach you how to do that in a few easy steps.

Here’s how to clean the cache on Twitter:

  1. Go to your phone settings
  2. Find the “Apps” option and open it
  3. Select “Manage Apps
  4. Find Twitter in the app list and open it
  5. Tap on “Clear data
  6. Select “Clear cache

And you’re done. In the past, you could clear the Twitter cache from the app itself, but now, that’s no longer possible.

However, you can enable the “Data saver” feature, which saves a lot of data usage by disabling the auto-play feature and loading lower-quality images.

First, I’ll teach you how to clean the Twitter cache. Keep reading to find out more! We’ll get to that in a few seconds.

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How to Clear the Twitter Cache?

Clear Twitter Cache – Step-by-Step Guide

You can’t clear the Twitter cache from the Twitter app. This used to be a feature but not anymore. Twitter removed it.

Now, you can only clear the cache from your app settings on your mobile phone. Follow the steps below to do it:

1. Tap on the Gear icon on your phone

Tap on the Gear icon on your phone
Tap on the Gear icon on your phone

You’ll need to access your phone settings to clear the Twitter cache. The first step is selecting the Gear icon on your phone.

That’s the icon for your settings. It should be in the bottom-right corner of the app list, somewhere.

2. Select the “Apps” option

Select the "Apps" option
Select the “Apps” option

Once you open your phone settings, look for the “Apps” option. You’ll need to scroll down until you find it. That’s where you’ll find the Twitter app, and you can also clear the cache from there.

3. Tap on “Manage Apps

Tap on "Manage Apps"
Tap on “Manage Apps”

This next step may not apply to you, so feel free to ignore it.

Once you select the “Apps” option, you’ll be taken to another screen with several options. Once you’re here, select the “Manage Apps” or “Apps list” option and continue.

4. Find Twitter in the app list and open it

Find Twitter in the app list and open it
Find Twitter in the app list and open it

Once you tap on “Manage Apps,” you’ll get to the app list. This is where you can find all the apps on your mobile device.

Search for Twitter and open it. I recommend using the search bar at the top of the page to find Twitter. It’s easier and faster.

If you don’t have a search bar, find Twitter manually and open it.

5. Select “Clear Data

Select "Clear Data"
Select “Clear Data”

Once you open Twitter in the app list, you’ll be redirected to the “App info” page. Here, you’ll find technical information about the Twitter app.

This is also where you can uninstall or clear the cache for the Twitter app. Select the “Clear data” button at the bottom of the screen to continue.

6. Select “Clear cache

Select "Clear cache"
Select “Clear cache”

After you select “Clear data,” a new pop-up window will appear with two options – “Clear all data” and “Clear cache.”

You don’t need to clear all the data associated with the Twitter app. Just the cache. So, tap on the “Clear cache” option.

This will delete all the leftover files on your Twitter app, including credentials and other preferences. Your app settings will also be reset to default.

When you open Twitter again, you’ll need to log back into your account and change your settings to what they were before clearing the cache.

This is very important to remember.

How Can You Enable “Data Saver” on Twitter?

If you don’t want to clear the cache because you’ll lose your settings, how about enabling the “Data Saver” feature?

This feature will make it so that Twitter doesn’t consume as much data while you’re using the app. It won’t play videos automatically, and all the photos shown will be lower quality.

But if you can bear with that, follow the steps below to enable the “Data Saver” feature on Twitter:

1. Select your profile picture in the top-left corner

Select your profile picture in the top-left corner
Select your profile picture in the top-left corner

Open TikTok on your phone and look in the top-left corner for your profile picture. Tap on it to open a side menu.

Continue with the steps below to access your Twitter settings!

2. Select “Settings and privacy

Select "Settings and privacy"
Select “Settings and privacy”

Once you select your profile picture, you’ll open this side menu. There will be multiple options here, but you should tap “Settings and privacy.”

It’s the last option at the bottom of the side menu.

3. Select “Accessibility, display and languages

Select "Accessibility, display and languages"
Select “Accessibility, display and languages”

In your settings, scroll down to the bottom of the screen until you find the “Accessibility, display and languages” option.

Tap on it to advance through this guide and enable the data saving feature!

4. Go to “Data usage

Go to "Data usage"
Go to “Data usage”

In the “Accessibility, display and language” menu, you’ll need to find the “Data usage” option and select it. It’s the last option on the list, right below “Languages“.

5. Enable the “Data saver” feature

Enable the "Data saver" feature
Enable the “Data saver” feature

This is where you can enable the “Data saver” feature. On the “Data usage” page, you’ll see several options that explain how your experience on Twitter is metered in terms of data.

There are categories for images, videos, and more.

What you need is the option at the top – “Data saver.” Tap on it to enable it – it’ll turn blue when enabled. When it’s gray, it’s disabled.

This option will disable the auto-play feature of videos, and the quality of the images on the app will be lower.

This will save quite a bit of memory and data on your mobile phone.

Conclusion

So, there you go. You’ve learned how to clear the Twitter cache and to enable the Data Saving feature for a big improvement in your data usage.

To clear the Twitter cache:

  1. Go to your phone settings
  2. Find the “Apps” option and open it
  3. Select “Manage Apps
  4. Find Twitter in the app list and open it
  5. Tap on “Clear data
  6. Select “Clear cache

To enable the Data Saving feature, go to the Twitter “Settings and privacy” – “Accessibility, display and languages” – “Data usage.” There, you’ll find the “Data saving” feature, which you need to enable.

If you have any questions, post a comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

Why does Twitter save a cache on my phone?

This is a question that goes deeper into technicalities but put; it’s to save time and for convenience.

Every app on your phone saves a cache locally on your mobile device. That’s because it’s more convenient and faster than saving it on the cloud.

The cache contains data such as:

– Files
– Scripts
– Images
– Multimedia files
– Credentials
– Preferred settings

When you open the app again, those cache files will be loaded from your phone, making your experience better and faster.

The app “remembers” who you are based on those cache files. The app will save your login information in the cache when you log in with your credentials.

The next time you open the app, you won’t need to log in. The app knows it’s you already. That data has been saved in the cache files.

Does the TikTok cache clear itself periodically?

No, it doesn’t. It’s up to you to clear the cache files from your phone.

The same logic applies to all the apps on your phone, not just Twitter. You’ll need to clear the cache files for all those apps manually.

Usually, when the cache folder of an app becomes too heavy, you’ll experience lag and delays on that app.

Things won’t load nearly as fast as they did, and you’ll have a couple of microseconds more for that one image to show up.

Sometimes, if the cache folder is full, the loading times skyrocket to a few seconds even.

That’s the moment you realize you should clear the cache. Follow the guide above, and you’ll clear the cache in no time.

That’s how you clear the cache for any app, not just Twitter. All your apps are in your App List on your phone!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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