How to Clear App Cache and Data on your Android TV

Android TVs let you install apps from the Google Play Store as well as let you sideload them with ease. With that being said, you might have sometimes noticed that a few apps begin to feel or act very slow and sluggish. This can happen when the app has some issues with the cache field. Cache files are nothing but temporary files downloaded by the app to your TV so that the app can display the necessary information quickly.

If you feel like your Android TV is running slow, running out of space, or the app is not functioning properly, you can follow this guide to know how to clear the cache and data from the app on your Android TV.

How to Clear Cache and App Data on Android TV

The process to clear such data from your Android TV is very simple. There are three ways that you can follow to clear such files.

Method 1 – Using Settings Menu

The first method to clear the cache field and cache data from an app on your Android TV is by making use of the Settings app. Here are the steps.

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  1. Switch on your Android TV and grab the remote.
  2. Now, on the home screen of your Android TV, navigate to the Settings icon.
  3. The Settings icon is present at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select the Settings icon to open the Settings menu.
  5. Navigate and select the Devices Preferences option.
  6. Now, choose the Apps option.
  7. You will see a few apps that have been recently used. To see all apps, select the See All Apps option.
  8. Scroll and select the app that you plan to clear the cache of
  9. Once you have selected the app you can choose the Clear Cache option to remove the temporary files.
  10. If you want, you can also choose the Clear Data option. This will remove all data stored in the app including your accounts.
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Method 2 – Clear Cache from Home Screen

Now, if you do not want to navigate to the Settings menu and browse through all the other menus and options, you can follow this step to clear cache files and app data easily.

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  1. Grab the remote and press the button that says or displays All Apps on your Android Tv.
  2. Now, highlight the app whose cache and app data you want to clear.
  3. Press and hold the OK button on your remote till a pop-up menu appears.
  4. Choose the Info option from the menu.
  5. The app’s information screen will now appear.
  6. Simply choose the Clear Cache and Clear App Data options to remove all of the cache files easily.
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Method 3 – Uninstalling the App

If you feel like the above method didn’t help solve any issue that you might have faced with the app, you can easily uninstall the app itself from your TV. Here are the seeps.

  1. Navigate to the home screen of your Android TV.
  2. Highlight the app that you wish to clear the cache of.
  3. Now, press and hold the Ok button on your Android TV remote.
  4. A list of options will now appear.
  5. Simply select and choose the Uninstall app option.
  6. The app will now be uninstalled.
  7. You can reinstall the app with ease by downloading it from the Play Store. Or, you can sideload the app easily.

This concludes the guide on how you can easily clear the app cache and app data of a particular app on your Android Smart TV. The steps are simple and easy to use. Alternatively, some Android TVs come with a particular TV Manager app that lets you clear such cache files and even lets you uninstall the app easily. This app will be different depending on the brand of the Android TV that you own.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them below.

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