How to Clear App and System Cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Just like the other Android devices user may face, there are some problems that can be solved using two possible troubleshooting solutions, first is complete a factory reset and the last one is a cache swipe. Especially for the last trouble shooting solution, usually you will need to clear cache on your Pixel phone or Pixel XL when the device has some delays, glitches or freezes. In this tutorial, we have all instructional manual to guide you about how to clear app and system cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Before we step any further to the instruction manual about how to clear app and system cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL, it is important for you to know what cache is. There are two types of cache on Pixel phone and Pixel XL, first is the app cache and the other type is system cache. When you install an app on your Pixel phone or Pixel XL, it has its own cache installed in the app. This installed cache of the app allows for temporary data to be stored for better help when switching between apps. The other type of cache is typically with the first one, it also does the same thing, but for the Android software instead if each individual app. That is why the best reason for clearing cache is when there are issues with apps crashing or freezing.

How to clear the app cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

If you have an issue of a specific app, it is recommended for you to clear the app cache for the trouble shooting solution. Here are the steps to do to clear the app cache:
  1. Turn on your Pixel or Pixel XL
  2. Open the Settings app on your Pixel or Pixel XL
  3. Open App Manager
  4. Select the app you want to clear the cache for
  5. After selecting the app, look for the app info screen
  6. Select on Clear Cache
  7. If you want to clear cache for all apps, go to Settings > Storage
  8. Select Cached Data to clear all app caches simultaneously
Be careful when you are clearing the app cache. Don’t select Clear Data when completing the steps above, unless you want to lose all the information that app stores, like your user name, passwords, game progress, preferences, settings and so on. But if it is necessary, you can choose this option with whole awareness about the risks.

How to clear the system cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

System cache is also known as the cache of partition on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. When it is necessary to clear the system cache on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, follow the steps below:
  1. Turn the Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL off 
  2. Press and hold the volume up, Power and Home buttons at the same time for a several secs or until the Android logo shows up and the phone vibrates.
  3. If you see the Android logo on the screen, let go of the Power button and continue to hold the other buttons
  4. Use the volume buttons to scroll down to highlight Wipe Cache Partition
  5. Press the Power button
  6. Scroll down to Yes and press the Power button
  7. Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power
  8. Now your Pixel or Pixel XL will reboot with a cleared system cache.
That’s all about how to clear app and system cache on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. When you face any other problem with your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you could read Google Pixel instruction manual to get more guide about the Pixel and Pixel XL phone.

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