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How to clear Discord cache on desktop and mobile

Last Updated on April 17, 2024
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If you are wondering how to clear Discord cache files, then we have you covered right here.

Clearing the cache once in a while gets rid of possible conflicts and corrupt files and boosts performance. Sometimes, it can possibly solve minor issues like Discord crashing or a failed update. Fortunately, clearing the cache files from Discord is not at all a difficult task and you can do it in a few minutes.

Now, note that clearing the cache might possibly erase some data, like settings or configuration. With that said, in this guide, we have outlined the process of clearing the cache on Windows PC, Mac, Android, as well as iPhone. 

Quick Answer

To clear cache files on Windows PC –

Go to the %appdata%\discord > Locate all the cache folders (Cache, GPUCache, and Code Cache) > Delete those folders

How to clear Discord cache files on Windows PC

On Windows 10 and 11 PCs or laptops, you will have to delete the files manually.



Go to the AppData folder

First of all, go to File Manager and then type %appdata%discord in the address bar. This will redirect you to the Discord files in your system.

A screenshot showing a file manager window open on a computer desktop with various folders such as "images," "Discord cache," and "documents" displayed in detail view.



Locate all the cache folders

Now, locate all the cache folders. You will see folders like Cache, GPUCache, and Code Cache. You can find these files quickly if you enter ‘cache’ in the search bar.

Screenshot of a desktop and mobile screen displaying file search results for "Discord cache" in Discord folders with an arrow pointing to one of the files.



Delete those folders

Select these cache folders and delete them. If you want to delete those permanently, then head over to the recycle bin and empty it.

Screenshot of a computer screen showing a file search in a Discord cache folder, highlighting a "cache" file with a modified date.

How to clear Discord cache files on Mac

If you have a MacBook or a Mac PC, follow these steps to clear the cache.



Open Go to Folder

From the Go menu, head over to the ‘Go to Folder’ option.

Go to folder in mac



Open Discord files

In the ‘Go to Folder,’ type ~/Library/Application Support/discord/ in the text box. This will open up the hidden Discord files.

Screenshot of a computer file navigation window with a path highlighted leading to the Discord cache folder in the application support directory.



Look for the cache folders

Once the list of hidden Discord files opens up, look for cache folders – Cache, Code Cache, and GPUCache. Delete these folders by right-clicking your mouse and selecting the ‘Move to Trash’ option.

Screenshot of a computer interface displaying an open dropdown menu with options like "open in new tab" and "clear Discord cache," with an arrow pointing to "clear Discord cache.

How to clear Discord cache files on Android

For this guide, we used the OnePlus 9R (Android 14). Depending on your Android phone and OS version, the steps might vary a little. 



Go to Settings

From your phone’s menu, go to the Settings menu. And then, tap on the ‘Apps’ option.




Go to App Management

In the apps sub-menu, tap on ‘App Management.’ Here, look for Discord and tap on it.

Screenshot of a smartphone screen displaying an app management menu with a cursor selecting the "clear Discord cache" option.




View Storage Usage

In App Info, you will see a ‘Storage Usage’ option – tap on it. 

Two smartphone screens displayed side-by-side; the left screen shows a list of apps with "Discord" highlighted, and the right screen details Discord's app settings, focusing on clear Discord cache.



Clear cache

Under Storage Usage, tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ option to clear all the cache files.

Screenshot of a storage usage screen in Discord's app settings menu, highlighting the "clear cache" option with a red arrow pointing to it.

How to clear Discord cache files on iPhone

On iPhones, there is no option to clear cache files. If you want to clear cache, you will have to uninstall the app. 

To delete the app: Press on the app icon > Select ‘Remove App’ > Choose ‘Delete App’

Alternatively, you can also go to General Settings > iPhone Storage > Discord > Delete

Where is the Discord cache in Windows?

In Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs, you can put in %appdata%discord, find the cache folders, and delete them. 


To sum up, you can easily clear Discord cache files on your PC as well as your phone. It is helpful when your Discord is facing some minor issues. All you have to do is locate the cache files and delete them. On iPhones, you will have to uninstall the app to clear the cache and then download it again.

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