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I am using an Alcatel 997D with Android 4.0.4. I need to clear the Download cache, the normal way to do this is to go to Settings - Apps - all apps, then select Download and then clear cache. However on my 997D, there is no "all apps" in Settings - Apps!?

Any hint on alternative ways to clear the download cache? I need this to fix error code 495 on Google Play Store.

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On some of my devices I also hat trouble locating the "all apps" tab. Have you tried "swiping" right-to-left when in Settings->Apps->Manage Apps? I saw more than one Android user surprised when I did that on their devices ;) –  Izzy Mar 24 '13 at 19:58
    
Yes, I did that, actually it's also not my only device, so I am aware of this - thanks for the hint though. I meanwhile could fix the 495 problem (see linked thread), still wondering how one could clear the download cache though. –  stefan.at.wpf Mar 24 '13 at 20:25
    
Hard to say, if you cannot access the full list of apps. But the playstore holds several alternative app-managers. There must be one also allowing you to access the app data for that. –  Izzy Mar 24 '13 at 20:27
    
hmm, you are right, that's an alternative I didn't think of. Ironity of this is that downloading anything from play store didn't work and the fix for this would have been to clear the cache ;-) Anyway, one could maybe download an .apk manually and install it. Still wondering if there's a way with system provided applcations. –  stefan.at.wpf Mar 24 '13 at 20:29
    
Ouch, yes. Like with the "insufficient memory" error you could cure with a system/cache cleaner if you could install it... If you find something, be welcome to answer your own question! Guess you're not the only one wishing to know :) –  Izzy Mar 24 '13 at 20:32

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