How frequently should I wipe cache in one plus 7t?
You should never wipe cache, it does nothing good to your device.
But I thought it can remove temporary junk files and help my device to work faster, isn't so?
No. Those temporary files are utilized by your apps to open up faster so if you clear them, all yours apps will open even slower since they have to rebuild the cache every time you clear it.
On the other hand, it is advisable to wipe cache after you update your device via OTA updates, especially if you're updating to a newer version of Android.
This helps to remove old cached files which might cause incompatibility issues after upgrading to a newer version of Android.
That's a myth, my friend
Maybe a myth for you, what do I know, I have only been using and tinkering with Android since 2009.
Everytime I swapped a rom or had to root/ upgrade a device to a newer version of Android, I always followed it by wiping the cache partition, never faced any issues.
There was a time when I didn't know about this, used to face bootloops and bricking a lot.
So, I'll stick with my myth for the time being now.
I know that after wiping the cache the phone has to rebuild it from scratch, which would take more juice out of your CPU, but having been through the horrors of bootloop, I'd take a myth over that nightmare any given day.
These new changes (discarding caches prior to boot) came into effect after Android 7, if I'm not wrong.
I know that in theory, it might not have an effect, but having done this for a long time, this just gives me a better assurance.
Yup, must be true for older devices. Just like you, I too have been tinkering with android devices since many years and I remember 'wipe cache' being an important instruction in every single rom flashing/rooting guide in those days. However, in the 4 years of flashing roms on my 3T, i've never wiped cache after a dirty flash so I think it is safe to assume that the newer versions of android do clear corrupted/conflicting cache automatically.
Thankyou for teaching me something new. I'll try to resist the temptation to wipe my cache henceforth.
Peace and good life to you !
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