A cache can be defined as a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster (no necessity to load from somewhere).

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Moving cache to SD Card? Is it possible?

Is it possible to move app cache which is stored o Internal Storage on android to sd card? I have limited space on my device, and I want to free up some space (Well, actually the cache is taking most ...
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Cannot wipe data/factory reset and also cannot restore backup

I recently flashed a new ROM on my Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. The problem was the SD card was detected as phone storage and vice versa. Also, SuperSu binary was not detecting. So, I go to CWM to ...
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Some of my apps disappeared after wiping cache and dalvic cache. Why?

I am running Cyanogenmod 12.1 snapshot ROM on my Moto G 2nd gen. Today I Installed Xposed framework and Wiped dalvic and cache. After reboot I noticed that some of my apps have disappeared. Only ...
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Are offline google maps used device wide?

If you save an area on google maps on an android device, will other apps that use the maps api, pull data from this cache if it's available? Or is it separated and doesn't know that it exists? I ask ...
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How to Clear Caches in LG G2 Running Lollipop 5.0.2

The Lollipop update for AT&T LG G2 has pretty much destroyed my phone. I'm hoping clearing out every sort of cache might help. But I can't clear the caches the usual ways because (1) the ...
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Nexus 7 Error: Failed to mount /cache

I had a problem with my Nexus 7 (2013, 2nd gen) tablet. I restarted my tablet and when it was rebooting again, it showed "Google" logo and then stood there. I wait it (around 20 minutes) but it did ...
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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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disable disk cache in Chrome

Is it possible to disable the disk cache in the Chrome browser app? I know it is possible to do that on the desktop version using the --disk-cache-dir=null parameter. This is desirable to reduce ...
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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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Lenovo Yoga 8 stuck on erase screen after hard reboot

Lenovo Yoga 8 is stuck on the Erase screen after Format and cache clearing by hard reboot. My Lenovo Yoga8 tablet is automatically switch off, when I try to switch on its stuck in booting just ...
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How can I force a complete new sync of my Google contacts to my phone?

I would like to force a fresh download of all my google contacts to my phone (and before delete all the google contacts I do have on my phone ... as the sync on my phone got confused and keeps ...
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What is the procedure for moving user apps to the system partition?

I have read a number of sites that promote this as a simple two step procedure: (Using file manager with root access) 1. cut the .apk file from /data/app and paste it in /system/app 2. change ...
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Reducing Android-Chrome App stored disk data (not to be confused with its Cache or Data Usage)

In Chrome on Android (current @ v50.0.2xXX.XX), under App Info, my device shows (numbers are approximate): Storage _________________ Total: 1.0GB App: 84MB Data: 1.0GB CACHE _________________ ...
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Is there a way to cache YouTube videos after playing them?

I have an HTC Desire, and the default YouTube app does not cache the video after it plays the first time. The second time you play, it downloads the same video a second time, but I would like to cache ...
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cache formatting not working

I already had problem where my phone was turning on for a while, showing 'apps are optimizing' and 'no storage left'. I had fixed it previously using recovery mode and wiped cache partition. ...
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Why does wiping the /cache partition keep fixing my problem?

My phone Droid Turbo 2 on Android Marshmallow for some reason my Audio in and out keeps going out. Wiping the /cache partition seems to fix the problem most of the time. Any idea why this might be ...
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Clear cache and data of Download Manager

Google says to clear cache and data on Play Store and Download Manager when experiencing download problems. I can't find Download Manager on my Android device.
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Why does clearing cache fix Snapdragon 820 overheating issues?

I was researching whether Snapdragon 820 has overheating issues like 810, and found numerous advice on both LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 that says "yes, overheating can happen, and to fix it, clear the ...
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Instagram Post Notification Cache Location

Instagram has a "post notification" feature which notifies users on a specific user's new posts. These notifications show the image preview in expanded notification view in notification panel. The ...
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Can't install apps!! OUT OF SPACE error!! HTC DESIRE 626

I'm using HTC Desire 626. I have more than 2 GB space left on Phone Storage. But I can't install any more apps or games. It's saying that my phone is out of space. I've tried cleaning up all kind ...
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Can Xperia Z3+ firmwares downloaded via Bridge for Mac be cached?

I am searching for a way to keep a local copy of my Xperia Z3+'s firmware — the original file, directly downloaded from Sony's servers. I found a solution that works for Mac but nobody insists to ...
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What is Dalvik cache?

When installing custom ROMs most recommend clearing the Dalvik cache. What exactly is Dalvik cache?
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Cameranext not saving pictures

I am using a non-rooted Oneplus One (cm12, all patches). I have to admit that I really dont use the camera very often, but on a family trip yesterday i noticed, the pictures i took were not saved, ...
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How can I make the Gmail app consume less space?

I see that my Gmail app is consuming a lot of disk space because it retains many old emails. Is there any way to reduce the amount of space it consumes without clearing all of the app's data?
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Does clearing Chrome appdata delete all the currently opened tabs?

My phone has a low memory problem, so I have to periodically clear the app data of some apps which makes them act like I just installed it. Currently I have many open tabs (100+) in my Chrome Browser....
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What is the purpose of the cache?

I am using a phone with limited internal memory, and I noticed that my app cache has swelled up to 130 MB. What are the pros and cons of deleting the cache for certain apps? I don't understand what ...
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What is cleared when I restart my phone?

I haven't restart my phone since the day I got it however decided I would give it a go since my contacts seem to disappear intermittently. Anyhoo, it prompted me that if I restarted my phone anything ...
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Store /data and /cache in sd card

I've been googling the whole day for an answer and it has been frustrating to see how many people write with confidence incompetent solutions. Many say to mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 or /dev/block/...
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Clear Caches from ADB?

How do I clear caches (app, individual apps, Dalvik, ART if possible) via ADB? Using apps, recovery, or doing it through Settings are not options for me. Also, my phone is not rooted.
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Viewing the content of Android cache

Where in the system is cached application data stored? Is there any way to view it programmatically? I know there are several applications available in the market to view and clear the memory. But I ...
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How do I view Android application specific cache

I wan't to copy cache files of an application to see what it stores in cache. I've a non-rooted Galaxy Note 4 running android 5.1.1. Is there any way using adb or something else? This application is ...
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Watch and download youtube video simultanously

So I can watch a youtube video, great. But once I go out of range of wifi I can't play it. So the other option, is, I use a program to download the video. But I can't play it before it's downloaded. ...
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Cache size exceeds phone capacity

What is going on here? (please see attached screen shot). This is a Galaxy S5 Mini. Totally stock rom, never rooted. I have recently restored it to factory settings in an effort to overcome a fast ...
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How to check which data gets cached by App?

I decided to use a banking application (provided by german postbank), but ONLY to SEE my account transactions, so I do NOT want to make any new transactions, just VIEW them. Im always logging out of ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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Creating problems in wipe cache partition

My phone, moto e 1st gen is very slow after i updated to Android lollipop. So, I gone to recovery mode after switching off my phone. The "no command" message came. Then, i pressed power button 2-3 ...
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Clearing Dalvik Cache without root?

I recently tried updating my Motorola Atrix 4g. It downloaded, and then it booted down to try to update. However, instead of updating, it ends up booting to a screen that just says Failed to boot 2 ...
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Is there a way to check DNS cache on an Android device?

Is there a way to check DNS cache on an Android device? For example, you can check it on windows via the command ipconfig /displaydns.
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Cached data keeps increasing

In setting->storage it repetatively shows me that my my app data goes above 100mb. When i clear it after 5-10mins it again shows me cached data above 100mb. Why does this happens?
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Problem in wiping cache partition?

I'm a moto g first gen user on 5.0.2 and I want to clear my cache. I've done it before on kitkat, and I've had no problem. But now, I'm having a problem. After pressing the volume down and power ...
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I want to transfer my android internet app info (saved passwords/log on info on browser)

I have a note 3 and will be transferring to my note 5 soon. I want to find out if there is anyway i can just transfer the app with the existing internet browsing info with the login info i already ...
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How I look at the cache photos on instagram?

How to download photos (of others) from Instagram? I already saw this question but I can not see the files 0.'s is possible?
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Firefox in cache slowing down phone

I am running Cyanogenmod on my rather old Motorola Droid 4, and it is pretty slow by now. I something quite strange lately. From what I read on the internet Android seems to handle memory quite ...
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Where does Bandcamp app store its cache?

Bandcamp refuses to install on an external SD card. It also doesn't offer an option to save its cache anywhere else than the main flash of my phone. So it either clogs my phone storage within days or, ...
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How to clear all applications data in android?

Hi I want to clear all applications data(preferences and sqlite) from my phone in one tap. How can i do this? is there any app which can do this WITHOUT ROOT PERMISSION?
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Desire sv does not start after clear cache

I cleared cache memory of my HTC Desire SV then tried to restart the phone. It does not start. I have also tried hard boot on this phone but result is same. How can I get my phone to boot again?
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ADB version of these terminal emulator instructions?

I have the "Insufficient storage" bug on my Moto G X1032. This answer fixes it with the terminal emulator app, which i can't install. They recommend performing the following commands in adb if that's ...
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Android Google Chrome browser cache location [duplicate]

I am using a Samsung Note 2 (N7100) running on root. I wanted to know where do google chrome browser save it's cache files? Similar to the desktop version [..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\...
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How to download a video that has been removed?

A video from socialcam.com was tweeted by someone. I need to download it so bad, but the thing is, it has been removed from the socialcam.com, but I can still play the video using the Twitter App(I ...
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What Does Cached Data Include?

I have 6.1 gb of cached data on my phone and I would like to clear it, but I'm not sure what is "cached data." Would this reset the games I have on my phone? Other things? What does cached data ...