Caches Explained

  1. MKT_IRFAN3735
    Jelly Bean May 1, 2018

    MKT_IRFAN3735 , May 1, 2018 :
    then if I face any issues on my Daily Driver i should touch the cache is it correct @eaglo...

  2. elanglois
    Lollipop May 1, 2018

    elanglois , May 1, 2018 :
    Really depends on what the issue is. If your ART cache is at fault, then most of your apps will crash at start. Play store having issues could warrant a cache partition wipe. If it's a specific app, I would play it safe and uninstall the app and reinstall it.

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  3. MKT_IRFAN3735
    Jelly Bean May 1, 2018

    MKT_IRFAN3735 , May 1, 2018 :
    Then i Should touch the clear cache is it?

  4. elanglois
    Lollipop May 1, 2018

    elanglois , May 1, 2018 :
    Clear cache from recovery only if you have just performed an update and multiple apps are crashing. Any other issue is not caused by that cache and clearing it will only slow things down. Got it?

  5. MKT_IRFAN3735
    Jelly Bean May 1, 2018

    MKT_IRFAN3735 , May 1, 2018 :
    Thanks for your patience reply!

  6. Shivang Joshi
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert May 1, 2018

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  7. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 May 1, 2018

    the_o2 , May 1, 2018 :
    Like android 7.0 to 8.0 and if the apps are started crashing.
    Now I'm thinking what should we reply for those impatience person who creates threads after every updates and want solutions within a minute

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  8. elanglois
    Lollipop May 1, 2018

    elanglois , May 1, 2018 :
    The proper reply would be "Unless the phone is crashing, everything will be fine once the OS settles. Don't do anything." Then give a link to this thread.

    If they have issues with multiple apps crashing, reboot to recovery and clear cache (once is enough). For all other issues, an investigation should be made to determine the root cause.

    How many threads do you see where someone posts a problem, immediately someone says "wipe cache" and they respond with "I did that and it didn't work". Nearly all? How many threads end with, "clearing caches fixed it"? Good luck finding even one!

    Often, a factory reset seems to solve the issue, but what it did was reset all the settings and developer options they had been playing with back to normal and got rid of a lot of apps they didn't need and thus didn't reinstall. And they'll blame the OS and think everyone needs to factory reset every week!

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  9. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 May 1, 2018

    the_o2 , May 1, 2018 :
    That's true, thanks now I feel someone on this community have true knowledge about android Os.

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  10. elanglois
    Lollipop May 5, 2018

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    elanglois , May 5, 2018 :
    If your problem is ...

    * Random Crashes of most apps
    Clear ART/Dalvik cache from recovery

    * A few (or one) app crashes
    Clear all apps data from App Info screen or uninstall app and reinstall from Play store.

    * Bootloops
    First, wait longer than normal after an update. It may not be looping. Second, get rid of custom overlays (themes) and Magisk modules before applying an update. Bootloops can be due to apps crashing, so try clearing cache. If all else fails, wipe data and flash ROM again, let your phone install apps from Google backup at setup screen.

    * PlayStore misbehaves
    Clear Play store and Play services data from App Info screens, then immediately reboot to recovery and wipe cache partition

    * Battery Drain
    Make sure pocket mode is on, consider turning OFF double-tap power for camera, delete suspect apps, and read the battery thread (link at end of first post). Do NOT clear caches.

    * Slow phone after upgrade
    Just Wait. Clearing caches makes it worse

    * Other problems
    If it's not crashing, it's almost certainly not a cache issue. Look in your logs for a clue. Clearing caches is not likely to fix it and can slow down the device.

  11. midifire
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 20, 2018

  12. elanglois
    Lollipop May 20, 2018

    elanglois , May 20, 2018 :
    Thanks, its just a bit long. I may do another for more general purpose Android stuff

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  13. r.manikumar
    Froyo May 21, 2018

    r.manikumar , May 21, 2018 :
    Useful info

  14. G_Amit_Tiwari_zcOu
    Gingerbread Jul 15, 2018

  15. elanglois
    Lollipop Jul 15, 2018

    elanglois , Jul 15, 2018 :
    clearly you didn't read the post or you would say WHICH cache is more than 1 GB and how you know this?

  16. rayoustriva1980
    Froyo Aug 16, 2018

  17. Samikbasu
    Eclair Aug 16, 2018

  18. G_Viru
    Jelly Bean Aug 16, 2018

  19. KMKris_05
    Donut Aug 16, 2018

    KMKris_05 , Aug 16, 2018 :
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  20. Aathif_Mahir
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2018