What’s the Point of Clearing Cache and Data on Android?

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If you’ve ever peeked in your Android app drawer, you’ve noticed that every app has two actions: Clear Cache and Clear Data. But do you know the difference? And more importantly, do you know when each one comes in handy? Clearing App Cache As you use an Android app, you may need to periodically pull data from the internet — images, for example. Instead of pulling it every time you use the app, the image gets stored in a cache. It’s faster to access next time, plus you save on bandwidth. But sometimes the cache can fall out of sync…

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