To speed up its content loading, Telegram application stores data in the hidden or cache memory. This popular messaging application may store even more than 1o GB and considering that our phones have a limited storage space, these cache files can occupy a large portion of our phone memory. The precious storage space on your mobile phone can be freed up as Telegram comes with the feature allowing you to clear Telegram cache. And good news is, you can do this directly from within the app settings without the need to reinstall the app. Here’s how you can do that.
Clear Telegram cache on Android and iPhone
To clear Telegram cache either on Android or iOS phones, the process you need to take is the same. As I mentioned before, to clear app cache on iPhone, you need to reinstall the app unless it comes with the built-in feature allowing you to clear its cache without the need to delete the whole app. Telegram application is among the apps that allows you to clear its cache memory. And believe me! You definitely need to take a look at its cache size every once in a while as it can reach a very large size.
So, if you’d want to clear Telegram cache without the need to go to your phone settings or deleting the app, here’s what you can do.
- Launch Telegram application on your phone
- Navigate to the Settings menu from within the app
- Choose Data and Storage from the settings menu
- Choose Storage Usage on the next menu
- Now you need to wait for the app to calculate the amount of cache file. Depending on how big the file is, it may take some minutes
- Once calculated, you can see the size of cache file on your Telegram account. Tap Clear Cache
- Choose the options you want to be cleared (Photos, videos, etc) and click Clear Cache
An important point you definitely need to remember before you clear Telegram cache is that once you clear the cache on this app, all the files, including photos, videos, audio files and documents will go back to the “not downloaded” state. This means that if you have downloaded a number of files and you clear cache memory, you will need to download those files again to be able to use them once more. So, if you have some file which is important, remember you have to download it again after you clear Telegram cache.
In the pictures below, you can see the steps you need to take on your Android phone to clear Telegram cache.
As I said before, the steps on Android and iPhone are the same. In the pictures below, you can see how to delete Telegram cache on iPhone.
I hope you found this tutorial article useful. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to mention it in the comments section.