Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms nowadays. At some point, it may be necessary to clear Instagram cache on your iPhone or Android.
Like Instagram, all the services or app store the data temporarily on your device to speed up the device and the app. The main thing happening is that the app will store the data on your device once you use it.
Next time when you open the app, it will load the previously stored data from the local cache to speed up the loading time. Moreover, if there is any change, it will refresh the content in the background. Thus, it will improve the user experience, as the user needs not to wait until all the new update gets loaded.
Why we need to clear Instagram Cache
Yes, we need to clear Instagram cache in some cases. For example, if the cached data increases, it might slow down the device if the memory is limited. Also, sometimes you may find the app get laggy too. In that case, clearing Instagram cache may help you to speed up your device and Instagram app.
How to clear Instagram cache on iPhone
One main issue is that we cannot clear the data alone on iPhone and iPad if you are looking to clear Instagram cache from iPhone without deleting the app. Sorry to say that, it is not possible now.
The only way available is to delete/ remove the Instagram app from your iPhone and reinstall it.
Step 1: Go to the settings section on your iPhone.
Step 2: In the settings area, click on the ‘General’ Settings option.
Step 3: There, you can find ‘iPhone Storage’.
Step 4: Inside the Storage section, you will find all the installed apps along with their storage usage. Fine Instagram and delete the app from your phone.
It will delete all the locally stored data.
Step 5: Reinstall the Instagram app and start using it without any issue.
You can do the same again after few months or when you saw that the app is loading slow. It will clear the Instagram cache and increase the performance.
How to clear Instagram cache on Android
On Android, clearing Instagram cache is much easier when compared to iPhone. On Android, we can clear Instagram cache even without uninstalling the app.
To Clear Instagram Cache on Android, follow the steps.
Step 1: Open the setting on your Android device.
Step 2: From the settings, find the ‘Apps’ section.
Step 3: In the apps list, find the Instagram App.
Step 4: Click on Instagram app.
Step 5: On the detail page, you can see two options.
- Clear Data
- Clear Cache
Click on the Clear Cache option, and it will clear all the locally stored Instagram cache data (It will not delete any other data, including login details).
Note that it will clear all the Instagram data, including login details, if you click on Clear Data. So, in this case, you need to log in to the Instagram account again.