How to clear your Twitter cache on a mobile device to make the app run more efficiently

To clear your Twitter cache, navigate to your profile settings in the app.Matt Rourke/AP

Your iPhone caches all content that you read on Twitter in the app. While this makes it easy to read old content, even when offline, it unfortunately takes up space on your iPhone by holding data in your Twitter cache.

You should delete your Twitter cache to save space on your phone, helping it operate more efficiently and freeing up space on your iPhone or Android.

Note that everytime you scroll through Twitter the cache will fill up again. For that reason, you should regularly empty your cache.Advertisement

Here's how to do it.

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How to clear your Twitter cache on a mobile device

1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone or Android device.

2. Tap on your profile icon in the upper left hand corner.
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Tap on your profile icon.Stephanie Lin/Business Insider

3. Tap on "Settings and privacy" in the menu.
Tap on "Settings and privacy."Stephanie Lin/Business Insider
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4. Tap on "Data Usage" under the "General" submenu.

Select "Data usage."Stephanie Lin/Business Insider

5. Tap on "Media storage" and/or "Web Storage" under the "Storage" submenu.Advertisement

Tap on "Media storage" or "Web storage."Stephanie Lin/Business Insider

6. Tap "Clear media storage" and/or "Clear web storage." Once done, you should see "Zero KB" in the two items under "Storage."

Tap to clear your storage on Twitter.Stephanie Lin/Business Insider
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