iOS: Twitter has rolled out an update for the official Twitter app that solves the pesky problem of app bloating. Now, you can manually clear out the cache in the app.
A lot of apps on iOS have a problem where they bloat up in size over use, which can cause issues with those of us with 16GB phones. The best workaround I've found for this involves downloading a giant app to force iOS to clear the cache on all your apps, but if more apps includes a cache clearing option it'd be a little easier to fine-tune this process. Here's how to get to it in the Twitter app:
- Tap the Me button.
- Tap the Settings icon (the gear icon).
- Tap Settings > Data Usage.
- Tap either Media Storage or Web Storage to get the option to clear out the cache. Media Storage is general Twitter storage, web storage is left over from any web sites you visited in the Twitter app.
As always, you can also go to Settings > General Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage to see what what other apps you have wasting storage.
iOS. Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you to make space for it. This no longer works in iOS 10, but I noticed last night that a similar thing happens when you download a large app.
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