Temporary internet files take up a lot of room on your Android device and, luckily, they can be cleared out with a few taps of a finger. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to dust the internet files from your Android device. You can do it from your settings, your browser or with the use of an app.
Clear Internet Files with Settings App
1. Locate and launch the Settings app. Its icon is a gear. You can find the Settings app somewhere on one of your home screens or inside your App Drawer, where all currently installed apps are housed.
You can launch the Settings app from your Quick Settings Menu, too. To find it, open your notification shade. Tap your taskbar or tap and swipe down to open it. Once the notification shade is open, swipe down again to reveal your Quick Settings Menu. You’ll find the Settings app there as a gear icon.
2. Scroll down the Settings menu until your find Apps. Go ahead and select it.
3. Among your entire list of currently installed apps, locate the web browser you use. Go ahead and tap it to open its application information.
Android is, by default, Google Chrome or Browser or Internet. It all depends on your device.
4. In App Info, tap FORCE STOP. On the same page, select Storage.
5. In Storage, select CLEAR CACHE. Any and all information stored in the web browser’s cache data will be purged.
Before you clear your web browser’s data, you should be aware that doing so will delete everything–saved passwords, usernames, everything–will be deleted. Either ignore the next step or write down usernames and passwords before continuing.
6. Finally, tap CLEAR DATA.
It should be noted that doing this for one browser does not delete the data and cache data for all browsers currently installed on the Android device. You’ll have to clear data and cache data for every single web browser you use.
Clear Internet Files with Browser
1. Locate and launch your preferred web browser. You can find your web browser app somewhere on one of your home screens or inside your App Drawer, where all currently installed apps are housed.
2. In the web browser app, select More in the top right corner of the screen. The icon is three vertical dots and tends to be fairly universal among different web browser apps. Selecting it will open a drop down menu.
3. In the drop menu, locate Settings or History. It depends on your web browser. For example, if you are using Google Chrome, then you’ll choose History.
4. In History, select Clear browsing data… at the very top. If you’re in Settings, locate Privacy & Security, instead.
5. With Google Chrome, you have a few options on what you can do with your temporary internet files. In this case, you can strictly focus on Cached images and files. Make sure a checkmark is in the box on the same line. However, clearing your browser data isn’t a bad idea either. It can get rather full. Check in the Advanced tab for more details.
If you’re in Privacy & Security, find and select Clear cache or Clear Browsing Data, instead. Then select Cache data and Browsing History.
6. Tap Clear data.
Clear Internet Files with Cleaning App
Apps like CCleaner are great for clearing out your temporary internet files, it may even catch a few pesky files hanging around. You find download CCleaner from the Google Play Store. Once installed, simply run the app.
1. Launch the cleaning app you’ve installed.
2. Have the app determine the size of your temporary internet files by selecting Analyze.
3. Choose the temporary internet files you want deleted and purge them by selecting Clean.