How to Clear your Instagram Cache

One social media you feel at home for a long time surfing is Instagram.

Do you feel your smartphone system runs slower when accessing Instagram? After searching and reading here and there, it turns out that one way to fix it is by deleting Instagram data and cache.

The problem is that most sites don’t explain the details of how to do the thing.

Well, here we will discuss all this.

Before I tell you how to delete it, you need to know a little about the cache and cookies earlier.

In simple terms, the cache is a file in the form of website data stored for reuse when you visit the site. Cookies, in simple terms, are files that store your login information that proves that the person logged in is you. The goal is to make logging in on the same device easier.

So cookies and caches are files stored on our devices when we access a site. Not only Instagram but even sites also generate caches and cookies.

To remove the cache and cookies of a site, we can do it from the application we use to access the site.

So, for example, we usually use Instagram in the chrome browser, then the removal process is done in chrome. If we use Instagram on the Instagram application, then data deletion is done in the Instagram application, and so on.

Just get into the topic.

How to clear data and cache in the Instagram app

In the Instagram application, cookies go to the option “Data” since there is only the option to clear the “cache” or “data”.

In “data” not only cookies are deleted, but login data such as usernames or passwords will also be deleted. If the login data is separated from cookies in the browser, but in this Instagram application, everything is considered one unit, it seems.

Here are the steps.

  1. Go directly to the settings of your Android phone.
  2. Scroll the screen up to the application menu, and go to the “manage applications” sub-menu.
  3. Then, scroll the screen and search for the Instagram app. Select the Instagram app.
  4. Well, you will be taken to the application info page such as force stop, uninstall and delete data.
  5. Select “Clear cache” to clear the cache only.
  6. Done. If there is a confirmation box, tap OK to approve the deletion of data or cache.

How to clear Instagram cache and cookies in a browser

Here, for example, I use the latest version of the Chrome browser. If you use another browser, the appearance is different, but the principle is more or less the same.

  1. Enter the chrome browser, and tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  2. Then select the “History” menu
  3. Tap the blue inscription “clear browsing data”.
  4. Then select and tap the advanced text. For the time range, select all. Then check the sections “Cookies and site data” and “Images and files in the cache”. Next, tap delete data.
  5. After that comes a selection of explored sites, including Instagram. Because we want to delete Instagram data, then check the Instagram one. Then tap delete.
  6. Done. If the sites that are browsed are many and listed more than five sites, then the last site that was browsed will not appear, so delete the first five sites that appear, then later, the Instagram site will appear.

Is there any impact when we clear Instagram’s cache and cookies?

There should be no impact on your Instagram account.

The simple sense is this.

Deleting all data in the Instagram application, files, account settings, databases, and the cache will be permanently deleted. So, the Instagram application returns to the default settings or as just installed. You have to re-login, and your browsing results are back to normal.

But, if you clear the cache, this does not affect your account settings, etc., including no need to re-login. Deleting cache files in the application is one way to loosen the storage space on your phone temporarily, the application will rebuild its cached file data automatically when used.

For the browser, it’s the same, if you choose to delete cache files only, there is no visible effect. But if you delete cookies and site data, you need to re-login to enter the site whose cookies were deleted.

That’s all the tutorial this time, hopefully, it will be helpful. If you have any suggestions or questions, please add them in the comments column below.

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