As we can see there is a new function on Tik-Tok of “ clear cache “. Many of us were in a dilemma that what does that option mean to be. Not everyone knows what clear cache means in general but those who knew what it means have also some questions about being this option available here on Tik-Tok .
What does clearing cache means – Either it means erasing drafts on Tik-Tok or clearing the records of what you have liked in past.
So, we brought this article for you to clear all your doubts before using the option of – clear cache on Tik-Tok, so that it will not cause any trouble later for you.
All your doubts regarding this clear cache option on Tik-Tok would be cleared if you go through this article once .
Meaning of “Clear Cache” on TikTok?
We can simply explain the meaning of clear cache on Tik-Tok as clearing the storage space on our device or clearing the data that is not used to do so.
Some of the details of your profile and details of the videos that you have watched on Tik-Tok will be cleared while cleaning the cache, this will help the app to load faster for us.
The number that shows while clearing cache i.e 350M – 350MB( MEGABYTES ) means the size of the trash that will be cleared when we clear cache memory.
So, whatever number that shows when you opt on clearing cache option is showing the size of trash that will be cleared. Cache size will eventually be big if you watch a lot of videos on the Tik-Tok app.
It could log you out of the app as it will clear all the logs . You can clear this cache data without thinking twice as this data is of no use in general. The only perk is that you have to log in again after clearing the cache.
As you have already been taught that cache memory is the records of the videos watched, so you have to frequently clean it after some period of time i.e a week, that will help in speeding up the app and betterment your performance.
However, if you are not a frequent user then there is no need of clearing cache frequently.
Clearing cache on Tik-Tok
We can easily clear the cache from our mobile phones.
How to clear cache on TikTok: Open TikTok > profile > triple-dots icon > clear cache
Here’s how you can clear cache in the TikTok app:
- Go to your Profile in the TIK-TOK app.
- Open triple dots in the top right corner.
- Now tap “Cache and Cellular Data”.
- Now tap clear cache .
There is no need of panicking if you have cleared your cache accidentally , because clearing cache only deletes what is not important to clean up space . So, there is no need to worry about the cache being cleared.
Also if you want to clear your cache in Android alternatively, you can visit –
settings > apps > Tik-Tok > clear cache
Also, deleting the app and installing it again can also clear the cache memory.
Does clearing cache mean deleting drafts?
Deleting cache on Tik-Tok doesn’t mean deleting drafts.
It will simply delete the data that is not of any use. So, you dont’ have to worry as clearing cache will not remove any other important data except for details of what you have watched .
I checked this by myself that clearing cache doesn’t lead to deleting drafts .
Process followed by me –
- I recorded a 10-sec long video.
- Saved it as drafts.
- I can see that draft in my profile.
- After that, I cleared the cache from the app.
- And after doing this, I revisited and my draft was still there.
This proves that clearing cache doesn’t have anything to do with drafts n all.
Will clearing cache remove the liked posts?
Your videos, drafts, and all the posts that you have liked will not be affected by clearing cache.
Clearing cache will not affect your liked posts.
I tested whether clearing cache removes the liked post or not. Following steps were taken by me –
- I liked many posts on FYP on Tik-Tok. Firstly, I liked a few videos on the “For You” page (FYP) on TikTok.
- Checked my liked videos, all my liked videos were there. Next, I checked my liked videos and the videos that I’ve just liked are all there.
- And after that, I cleared the cache. After that, I cleared the app’s cache from its settings.
- And at last, I checked, all of them were still there.
This proved that deleting tik-tok cache will not delete what you have liked .
Can clearing cache lead to deletion of my videos?
Clearing cache doesn’t have anything to do with your videos.
Your video will only get deleted if it violates any guidelines or you want to delete it manually.
Clearing cache only deletes useless data to clear up space.
I checked this by myself that clearing cache doesn’t lead to deleting my videos.
Steps followed by me –
- Recorded many videos.
- I can see all the videos on my profile.
- Cleared the cache in this step.
- And finally checked, all of the videos were there.
This proved that deleting tik tok cache does.t leads to the deletion of our videos.
If you are a frequent user of tik-tok , than it is important to delete cache as it will free up space in your device . Also, it helps in fixing some minor issues faced by users .
Not only on Tik-Tok we should clear the cache of other apps too as it helps in the betterment of our experience with the app .
Also, if you are not a very frequent user it is not necessary to clear cache frequently as it will not acquire a lot of space on your device.
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