A 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 their data in the form of a cache. These cache files will be saved to the Firestick Storage. Apps create cache files 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.

What is the Use of Clearing Cache on Firestick

Sometimes you may come across an issue that is an app on your Fire TV that suddenly stops working. There are possibilities that this issue is caused by the app’s cache stored on your Fire TV. However, you can solve this issue by yourself by clearing the Cache. If you don’t know how to clear the Cache on your Fire TV to increase the performance, you can follow the guide below.

How 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 Amazon Fire Stick 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

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

2. Select the Settings menu option.

Select Settings

3. Select Application from the menu.

Select Applications

4. Select Manage Installed Applications.

Select Manage Installed Applications

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

6. Select Clear Cache.

Select the Clear Cache option to remove the cache on Firestick

7. To clear the app data, select the 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.

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

2. Select the Settings menu option.

Select Settings

3. Select Application from the menu.

Select Applications

4. Click Manage Installed Applications.

Select Manage Installed Applications

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

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

Select Uninstall to remove the Cache on Firestick

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.

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

2. Select the Settings menu option.

3. Click the My Fire TV option.

Select My Fire TV

4. Select the About option.

5. Click Reset to Factory Defaults.

Reset your Firestick to remove Cache and App data

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

Select the Reset button

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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BONUS: How to Free Up Space on your Fire TV

The reason why the storage on your Fire TV is running out is because of the data stored by all the installed apps on your Fire TV.

Important Note: You must also note that clearing the cache on your Fire TV will get some additional storage.

1. Navigate to Settings on your Fire TV and choose the Applications tab.

2. Then, choose the Manage Installed Applications option.

3. Now, scroll down to the app you want to check the storage details.

Clear App Data on Firestick

4. If you find an app that cooks up a lot of data, choose it and press the OK button on your Fire TV remote.

5. Next, choose the Clear Data option.

6. After that, data stored by the specific application will be cleared.

Also, you can click the Uninstall option to completely remove the app on your Fire TV. So, you may get additional storage space on your Fire TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should I clear Cache on Firestick 4K?

If you feel that your Fire TV is running slow or some app is not working, you can clear the cache on your Fire TV.

2. What does clearing cache on Firestick do?

Clearing the Cache erases the temporary data stored by apps installed on your Firestick.

3. What is the difference between Clear data vs Clear Cache on Firestick?

Clear Data erases the data stored by the apps installed on your Fire TV, and the Clear Cache erases the temporary cache stored by the installed apps on your Fire TV.