I have noticed that sometimes an app will start using an excessive amount of space.

For example, I've recently seen a few examples where the Amazon app was using over 350MB of storage.

One solution is to clear all the data for the app. But then the user must reconfigure the app from scratch.

Is there any way to fix this issue without clearing all the data for the app?


One option would be to freshly install the app, set it up, then back up its settings using Titanium Backup or another similar app. Then you can freely wipe the data when needed and quickly restore the basics. This won't necessarily work if they significantly change how a new version of the app stores its data, of course.

  • Thanks.. How do you backup/restore the app's settings without backing up the rest of the data? – RockPaperLizard Jul 26 '16 at 15:18
  • @RockPaperLizard Ah, sorry if I was unclear -- I meant doing this after a fresh install (or wipe) and set-up, so there would be no "rest of the data" in the first place. There's no general-purpose method otherwise, you'd have to know where the specific app is improperly storing all the extra temp data (it should really be in the cache where Android can clean it up automatically). – Matthew Read Jul 26 '16 at 15:22
  • Got it. That makes sense now! Now the second sentence makes sense too :-). Interesting idea... I hadn't thought of that. Thanks. – RockPaperLizard Jul 26 '16 at 15:25

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