Clear The Dropbox Cache on Your Phone

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How to Clear Your Dropbox Cache on Android and iOS

Space. We all want more of it, particularly on our phones and tablets. Sadly, all those apps gobble up space before you know it. You might be able to reclaim a bit of space by clearing your Dropbox cache.

When you open the Dropbox app on your mobile device, it caches your folder and file list as well as any images or documents you view. So the next time you access these folders and files, Dropbox doesn’t have to download them again, saving time and data.

As time goes on, this cache can grow larger and larger. If your phone or tablet is complaining that it just doesn’t have any more space, clearing your Dropbox cache can quickly give you some breathing room…provided you’ve opened some big files in Dropbox recently.

How to Clear Your Dropbox Cache on Android

If you’re using an Android device, open the Dropbox app and tap the three lines in the upper-left corner.

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When the pane slides out from the left edge, tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner.

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Scroll down to “Advanced features” and, if you like, note how much space the cache on your device is taking up.

Tap “Clear cache” and you’re done.

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Keep in mind that as you use Dropbox on your device, the cache will again fill up and grow so this isn’t exactly a permanent solution.

There are other ways to free up space on your Android device.

source: How-To Geek

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