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Questions tagged [cache]

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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DNS queries are cached permanently, how to reliably clear DNS cache on Android 7+?

Is there a reliable, reproducible way to clear DNS cache on Android Nougat 7.0? I know there is at least one other question like this but that one was from 8 years ago and I hope I can ask again and ...
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Can't clean app caches on Xiaomi Mi Note 10

On Xiaomi Mi Note 10 I can't clean the caches of apps. A workaround for cleaning the caches that worked partially was to make the Google PlayStore display the warning about missing disk space for an ...
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E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument) - how to format?

I have a Asus Zenfone 2 and a few days ago it ran out of battery and turned off. Then after I charged it up and restarted it, it wouldn't turn on. It gets to the logo and the loading circle and just ...
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Can't flash stock ROM - cache - partition table issue

So I tried to flash LineageOS on a Redmi 8, and while doing this I had an issue. It fails to mount cache (Skipping mounting /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/cache) then a few other errors related to ...
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Get an older version of the website if visited previously?

I visited a website which hosted something I need in plain text. Now the website removed that page and I can't access it. I still have the old link and I visited it from Chrome on my phone. Is it ...
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How do I clear app cache/data on Android without accessing settings? [closed]

I actually can't open the settings and desperately want to clear the cache of an app which is not working properly. When I open the settings app, it is forcefully closed down again and again. How do I ...
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Clearing an app's *cache* and not the app's *data* via pm (or other CLI utility)?

I'm running Android 13 in a rooted environment, and I want to use pm or some other Android command-line utility to clear an app's cache. If I do pm clear package.name, it clears the app's data, and ...
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how to access the data cache of an application [duplicate]

worked for some company using their own application to deliver parcels. never got paid and they claim that "i never worked" their application was used to track every single delivery I did.. ...
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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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Why do I have multiple Google Play Services and Google Play Service caches running on my device, and how do I get rid of them?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (SM-A546U) that has been severely compromised. I have sometimes 3 or 4 Google Play Services and 3 to 4 Google Play Service system caches running at any given time. How ...
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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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How to clear bluetooth cache when it is disabled?

I'm trying to follow online guides like this or this to clear the bluetooth storage on my Pixel 5a. Settings > Apps > All > Triple Dots > Show System > Bluetooth Storage & Cache I ...
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How can I view the data area that an app collects? [duplicate]

How can I view the data area of each app. My storage gets filled up, and I have to clear the app cache within each app thru settings-->app-->storage often. I'm curious that some apps I rarely ...
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How can I get totally anonymous from an app on android & bluestack

I am using an app on android I have confirmed that : if I clear the app data or even reinstall the app from google play, the app does have a specific behaviour if I install the app on a completely ...
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Cannot enable Huawei Wallet fingerprint verification — "Unable to apply for certificate"

A friend of mine has a Huawei Nova 9 SE and wants to his bank cards in the Wallet app so he could pay directly with the phone. Every time when we try to add the card, it says we should enter the PIN ...
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login only recognises password at second attempt

On a Cubot Quest phone with android 9: Each time I reboot, the login screen does not accept my password at first attempt. It shows Wrong Password and immediately asks for a password again. At the ...
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How to clear android cached .apk data

I'm developing a mobile application for android and testing with a physical device. I have two versions quite different but same name etc. When I deinstall one apk to test the other, the old one is ...
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How to clean app caches in Android 11 and why is it not possible to delete all app caches in Android settings?

In the phone's stock file browser's cleaner it shows me that apps like Soundcloud take up lots of storage space but it only offers me the option to remove the app entirely instead of deleting just the ...
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How do I prevent my android app from constantly getting cached

Excuse the novice question. I've got a website which has constantly changing content. I've had an android mobile app made for me (by web2application.com) which in theory should just open the website ...
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View Android Chrome Cache files on device?

Is there any way to view the chrome app cache files on android without ADB or root just on the device itself? Edit: or from a file manager on a computer? Edit 2: does chrome use or cache different ...
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Clear cache for specific site on Chrome for Android?

How do you clear the cache for a specific site on Chrome for Android? I've already tried going to the site's settings and pressing the "Clear & Reset" button, but the site's cache still hasn't ...
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How to wipe cache from Mi Recovery Mode (no root, no OEM unlocked)?

I saturated my phone memory, and while attempting to restart it to delete files, it got stuck on the "Mi" logo. I only have a partial backup. Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, not rooted, not &...
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Is it safe to delete a .bin file on an Android 11 phone?

I keep getting .bin files that show zero data in them and others that pop up regularly. Is it safe to delete them? Do they contain any vital information. Are they remnants of sites I've visited using ...
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Is there any way to retrieve webpage from local cache in Brave browser?

I viewed webpage on Brave browser that later was deleted. Is there any way to retrieve this webpage from local cache? I know that there is soft like Nirsoft ChromeCacheView, but it can only extract ...
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Purpose of bookmark, imgcache and rev_geocoding files in cache?

I have an Alcatel and on my Android internal storage in my cache has all of these files with question marks and I can't view them and these files are: bookmark.0 bookmark.1 Bookmark.idx img.cache.1 ...
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Store /data and /cache in sd card [duplicate]

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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What exactly will clearing storage cached data do?

What will clearing the internal storage cached data clear? Worried I'm gonna lose something I need. I've searched for the answer but the information I was able to find seem to be about cached data of ...
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Gmail app cache on Android

A while ago, I received an email with an image in the message body. It was attached via URL source. I have read that message on my Android device and saw the image there as well. When I go to the mail ...
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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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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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Android wifi tethering (hotspot) DNS server (dnsmasq) returns 127.0.0.1 for some domains

My laptop connects to the internet through Android wifi tethering (hotspot). Some websites cannot be connected because my Android DNS server returns 127.0.0.1. I can browse the sites on my Android ...
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How to solve "Couldn't save screenshot storage may be in use"

i have been experiencing an issue on my smartphone.Every time i try to save a picture it says"Couldn't save screenshot,storage may be in use" I already tried to clean the whole cache but it ...
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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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Google Play Store stuck on "Pending" (Android 10)

The issue with Google Play Store being stuck on "Pending" has been discussed a lot. We all know the solution: clear the cache. But I'd like to delve deeper into this problem. I'd appreciate ...
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Uninstall app without deleting data

I am building an app that receives updates from a server. So at the beginning of the app, a download occurs. However, this thing is getting a bit annoying since whenever I want to test a new build, I ...
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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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Wifi Hotspot - Getting 504 Timeout (and CORS) when cache is not disabled

I have an android phone that I'm using for wifi hotspot to which I connect my laptop to. There is generally no problem with it however sometimes content just doesn't load. I tried checking the Network ...
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Should I clear my Gallery Data?

If I clear my gallery data, will I lose all of my albums? My gallery has been taking up a lot of data to the point that I have little data left. If I clear it, will all my albums be deleted?
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How clearing cache solves all your problems?

My phone is Android A30s. I recently have encountered two problems: I couldn't download an application from appstore and I couldn't open the Yahoo app. Both problems I solved by deleting the cache ...
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On a non-rooted device, can adb access any files that an Android file manager cannot?

An Android app I was relying on did not save its data. I'm hoping that perhaps the data is located in a cache or temporary file. The device is not rooted (and is running Android 7.0), and I've ...
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How can I access and view the Samsung Internet cache?

I'd like to try and recover a lost website that might have been cached on a Samsung Internet browser, where would the cache be located? I'm running Android 11. I've checked in Phone\Android\data, but ...
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How to close Android recovery mode

I want to wipe cache partition on android recovery mode. But I dont know how to close it. In my phone the screen is seems like this photo After eipe cache partition what should I type to turn it off ...
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Chrome for Android's cache location

I am using a Samsung Note 2 (N7100) running on root. I want to know where Chrome for Android saves its cache files. Like on Windows, the cache is located on ..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\...
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How can I make an Android app "forget" that it installed on my phone before?

Some apps, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Tinder, etc., seem to have a mechanism to remember which Android phone installed their app. So if a user is banned on these apps, the next time somebody creates an ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 verizon stuck in bootloop

This is my device info: What forums refer to my phone as: JFLTEVZW Name that comes on box: Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-I545 Carrier: Verizon Unlocked: Yes Root: When my phone was working, Yes I ...
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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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How to clean app cache using script every time the phone boot?

I know there's many app that clean cache every boot but I would like to use init.d/script to save storage. Dalvik-cache is /data/dalvik-cache/arm/ as I can just rm -rf * But, app cache is located at /...
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Does Android save videos from Instagram live in the cache?

I hosted an instagram live interview yesterday and when it came to saving it to post to IGTV there was an error. I believe it was either due to a network error or that there may not have been enough ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...
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Unidentified files stored as Facebook cache

I found several large files stored as Facebook cache in the emulated path. 277_428_10_0_en_us_1013.0,% is one example of close to 1,000 files. What are they? I believe I have had a my phone to have ...