Your cache allows your device to load images more quickly by storing data. The space it takes up can affect your performance over time, and image-based apps like Instagram can quickly cramp your style.
Clearing your Instagram cache can free up much-needed space. You can do it directly through the Instagram app, whether you’re using iPhone, Android, or PC. Here’s how.
How to Clear Your Instagram Cache on Mobile
All mobile users can clear their Instagram cache without affecting any other app.
Clearing your Instagram takes less than a minute:
Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’
Launch your Instagram app, go to your profile, and access “Settings” by tapping the cog icon next to “Edit Profile.”
Step 2: Tap ‘Security’
- If you’re using an Android device, tap “Search History.”
- Tap “Clear Search History” if you’re using an iPhone.
Step 3: Select ‘Clear All’
The Instagram app will remove your search history and clear your cache. This might take a while.
Enjoy the extra space!
How to Clear Your Instagram Cache on Your Computer
Clearing your Instagram cache is just as easy if you’re using a PC or laptop. Use your favorite browser, open Instagram, and log in.
Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’ and Choose ‘Privacy and Security’
Select “View account data.” Find “Search history” and click “View all.”
Step 2: Confirm That You Want to ‘Clear Search History’
Instagram will prompt users to confirm by clicking “Yes, I’m sure.”
Why Clear Your Instagram Cache?
Your Instagram cache allows photos to load faster, but the data takes up space on your device — sometimes a lot.
Clearing your cache scrubs useless data and can lead to improved performance.
Keep in mind that clearing your cache is a temporary measure. Do it regularly for the best results.