Business_news How to clear your Facebook app’s cache on an iPhone to help the app run more efficiently

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  • To clear theFacebookapp’s cache on youriPhone, you can head into the app’s “Settings & Privacy” menu to clear its browser cache, and delete and reinstall the app to fully clear its cached data. 
  • YouriPhone’sFacebookcache is a record of the links you’ve clicked, pages you’ve visited, and much of your other activity within theFacebookapp. Clearing it can speed up the app and your phone.
  • Clearing youriPhone’sFacebookcache won’t delete any of your personal account data, photos, or posts.
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When was the last time you cleared theFacebookcache on youriPhone? I’m guessing the answer is never, and that’s why you’re here. 

You’re in the right place, because that cache of yours — the hidden repository of all your in-app activity, from links clicked to pages liked — can slow down your iPhone more than you realize.

Fortunately, clearing youriPhone’sFacebookcache is quick and easy. Here’s how to do it in two ways.

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Business_newsHow to clear the Facebook app’s cache on your iPhone

Firstly, you can clear Facebook’s browser cache. This will only clear the data that Facebook has stored from websites you visited using the in-app web browser.

1.Launch the Facebook app and tap the three stacked lines in the bottom-right corner.

2.On the next page, tap the words “Settings & Privacy” at the bottom.

3.A drop-down menu will appear with new options. Tap the word “Settings.”

4.Scroll down and find the word “Browser” and tap it.

This will only let you clear the data of the in-app browser.
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5.Tap the words “Clear Browsing Data.”

And that’s it, no need to save or confirm or anything, your in-app browser cache is cleared.

However, this still leaves the rest of the data in your Facebook app’s cache. To get rid of the rest of this data, you’ll need touninstall or delete the Facebook appand reinstall it from the App Store.

Another way to clear your iPhone’s Facebook cache is simply to delete and then re-install the app.
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Again, this won’t harm any of your account data, photos, or posts. It’ll just clear your cache, and require you to log in again.

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