While iPads are generally great devices that last years and years without too much slow down, like other devices, they can become clogged up if your constantly installing and uninstalling apps and opening tab after tab on Safari.
Similar to that of PCs, Macs, and pretty much any device that has some form of storage, iPads have various caches that become more and more bloated as you use the device. To speed up your iPad and restore its lightning quick capabilities, you’re going to want to clear these caches and remove that aforementioned bloat.
This can be done in a couple of different ways targeting different caches in your iPad. We’ll run you through some of the most effective ones below with all the steps you need to take. Let’s get started on how to clear cache on iPad!
How to clear cache on iPad - Safari
Browsing frequently on Safari can certainly fill up that cache quickly and cause slow down elsewhere on your iPad. Luckily, you can access said cache and clear it and start anew. Here’s how.
Press the Settings gear icon to get into your iPad’s settings.
Enter Safari Settings
Scroll down to the Safari settings option and press it.
Clear History and Website Data
Scroll down on Safari settings and locate the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ option. Press this to proceed.
Confirm your choice to Clear History and Website Data. Your iPad will now clear its Safari cache.
Your Safari cache should now be completely empty! Enjoy your sped up tablet!
How to clear cache on iPad - Apps
There’s no ‘easy’ way to clear an app’s cache due to that option not being available in settings. However, what you can do is either delete or offload your apps and reinstall them to have a fresh cache. Here are the steps you can take to do so.
First off, open up the Settings app.
Open iPad Storage
Head to ‘General’ and then choose the ‘iPad Storage’ option.
Review your apps
You should now see a list of the apps that are installed on your iPad. Choose the ones that you either want to get rid of or the ones that are taking up the most space so you can delete and reinstall to have a fresh cache.
Offload or Delete
There are two options you have when you make your selections – offload or delete. If you offload, this will remove the app but keep the data whereas if you delete, this will get rid of everything so you can have a clean reinstall. Choose your desired option to complete this process.
So there we have it, two ways in which you can clear cache on iPad so you can get the snappiness back on your tablet. If you have any other iPad problems or tablet queries, check out our tablet hub for a whole lot more info!