Cache is a form of temporary data that will be stored automatically to improve the performance of the respective app. All the installed apps on your firestick will save its data in the form of cache. These cache files will be saved to the Firestick Storage. Apps create cache file automatically whenever you are accessing the app for streaming or any other purpose. Cache on Firestick will create some lagging issues while accessing those apps. To avoid those difficulties, it is better to clear the cache files on your Firestick.

Steps to Clear Cache on Amazon Firestick

Clearing cache on Firestick or Fire TV is very easy. There are three ways to clear cache and free up Firestick or Fire TV storage.

  • Clear individual app cache
  • Uninstall all the unused apps
  • Reset Firestick to Default Factory Settings

Method 1: Clear Cache of Individual App

Step 1: Launch the Firestick on your TV and go to the home screen.

Step 2: Select the Settings menu option.

 Firestick settings

Step 3: Select Application from the menu.

Clear Cache on Amazon Firestick

Step 4: Select Manage Installed Applications.

Clear Cache on Amazon Firestick

Step 5: Select the app which you want to clear the cache files.

Clear Cache on Amazon Firestick

Step 6: Select Clear Cache.

Clear Cache on Amazon Firestick

Step 7: To clear the app data, select Clear Cache option, it will clear the app information and the app looks like a newly installed one.

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Method 2: Uninstall the unused Firestick Apps

To improve the performance of your Firestick you have to free up some space by uninstalling unused apps.

Step 1: Launch the Firestick on your TV and go to the Firestick home screen.

Step 2: Select the Settings menu option.

 Firestick settings

Step 3: Select Application from the menu.

Uninstall the unused Firestick Apps

Step 4: Click Manage Installed Applications.

Uninstall the unused Firestick Apps

Step 5: Select the app which you don’t use.

Step 6: Select Uninstall to remove the app permanently from your Firestick.

Uninstall the unused Firestick Apps

Method 3: Reset Firestick to Default Factory Settings

Reset to Factory default is the best method to improve the Performance of the Firestick. This process will delete or remove all the apps installed on your Firestick.

Step 1: Open the Firestick and go to the home screen.

Step 2: Select the Settings menu option.

Step 3: Click My Fire TV option.

My Fire TV

Step 4: Select About option.

Step 5: Click Reset to Factory Defaults.

 Reset Firestick to default Factory Settings

Step 6: Click Reset on the message displayed on the TV screen.

 Reset Firestick to default Factory Settings

Step 7: Once the reset process is done, Enter your Amazon user account details to set up your Firestick on your home entertainment device.

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To Conclude

Clearing the cache data doesn’t clear the app data fully. Instead, it helps to increase your firestick storage and keep running your device smoothly. If you select clear all data option instead of clear cache, it will delete the app data permanently.

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