How to Clear Twitter Cache from Android, iOS, or Web

If you are a Twitter user, you may have occasionally noticed the Twitter app freezing, slow loading, repeated content recommendations, or some features not working properly. One of the easiest and best ways to fix these issues is to clear the cache. In this article, we’ll show you how to clear your Twitter cache on Android, iOS, and the web.

How to Clear Twitter Cache

Have you noticed how Twitter takes up so much storage? Well, why does it happen? Well, the Twitter app stores data from previous sessions, such as images and web pages, to speed up the loading process the next time you access it. However, these cached files accumulate over time and consume valuable storage space on your device, resulting in slower performance.

Clearing the cache can free up space and improve Twitter’s performance. You can also look at some of the fixes we have already covered before clearing the Twitter cache:

However, if you have tried everything and the issue persists, move on to the following sections.

How to Delete Twitter Cache on Android

Clearing Twitter’s Android cache is similar to any other app. Depending on the device you are using, the options may differ, but generally, the steps will be the same. Follow the below steps.

Note: For demonstration, we will be using OnePlus 7T running OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your Android device and select Apps.

Step 2: Go to App management and scroll down to select Twitter.

Step 3: Tap on Storage usage, and on the next screen, tap on Clear cache. 

The cache gets cleared instantly, removing all the junk files from the Twitter app without issues. Additionally, you can click on Clear data to save up more storage space on your device by clearing stored content and data on the Twitter app.

If you are not an Android user and want to clear the Twitter cache on iOS, move to the next method.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on iOS

Clearing cache from Twitter on iOS is slightly different from Android. We will use Twitter’s in-built option to clear its junk or browsing data and refresh your experience, saving up some storage space on your device. Follow the below instructions.

Note: The steps may vary depending on the version of the Twitter app you are using. You may check if the app needs an update before proceeding with the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Twitter app on your iPhone and tap on your profile picture from the top left corner.

Step 2: From the sidebar, tap ‘Settings and Support’ and select ‘Settings and privacy.’

Step 3: Under the Settings screen, tap the ‘Accessibility, display, and languages’ option, and on the next screen, tap on the Data usage option.

Step 4: Under the Storage section, select Media storage and tap the ‘Clear media storage’ button.

Step 5: From the bottom sheet, select ‘Clear media storage’ to confirm. You will be taken back to the Data usage option.

select 'Clear media storage.'

Step 6: Now, tap Web storage, and on the next screen, tap the ‘Clear all web storage’ button.

Step 7: From the bottom sheet, select ‘Clear all web storage.’

select 'Clear all web storage'

There you go. You have successfully cleared the cache from the Twitter app on your iPhone. If it is not an iPhone you want to clear the cache on, but from your browser, jump to the next method.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on Web

Clearing the cache is pretty straightforward if you use Twitter on the web using your preferred browser. However, there are two ways to do it; one way is to clear all the cache from your browser, which we have explained in our articles that cover Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

How to Clear Twitter Cache on Web

The second way is to clear just the Twitter cache from your browser. If you are wondering, you can clear the cache from a specific page on your browser. We have covered an in-depth guide on how to clear cache for one site on Google Chrome, but the steps broadly remain the same for Firefox or Safari.

If you want to go one step further and clear the Twitter searches, check out the following method.

How to Clear Twitter Search History

Twitter searches are saved for your reference and for quicker search results, which you can delete whenever you want. Follow the below-mentioned steps to clear your Twitter search cache. 

Step 1: Go to Twitter from your preferred browser and log in to your account. 

Go to Twitter from your preferred browser

Step 2: Click on the search box at the top right corner. 

Click on the search box

Step 3: From the drop-down menu, click Clear all. 

click Clear all

Step 4: In the pop-up for ‘Clear all recent searches?,’ select Clear. 

select Clear

There you have it. You cleared the search history/cache from Twitter. You will no longer see the history or receive the same search suggestions. If you have any queries we missed addressing in this article, check out the FAQ section below.

FAQs on Clearing Twitter Cache

1. How long does Twitter cache last?

Twitter cache content and other info for a short period, usually between a few minutes to several hours to days. The cache duration depends on various factors, such as the user’s device, browser settings, and internet speed. Furthermore, Twitter may adjust the cache time for specific types of content, such as images or videos, to optimize the user experience.

2. Does clearing the cache prevent tracking?

Clearing the cache can help prevent tracking to a certain extent. When you clear the cache, the stored data, such as website preferences and browsing history, is deleted from your device. Any tracking data that may have been stored in your cache will also be deleted.

However, clearing the cache does not guarantee complete protection against tracking. Other tracking methods, such as cookies and device fingerprinting, may still be used.

Revive the Experience

Now that you know how to clear Twitter cache from your devices, go ahead and do it to improve the app’s performance, remove unnecessary data, and fix any glitches or issues you may be experiencing. You may also want to check out how to turn off direct messages on Twitter.

Last updated on 19 April, 2023

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