Before reselling a phone, everyone knows it is Rule #1 to delete, delete, delete. An iPhone’s cache should absolutely be cleared before resale, among the many host of other things that need to be done before re-selling a phone. Performing this will protect the seller’s security from whomever may have the phone next. You never know who it may be!
Credit card information, passwords and banking information are often stored on phones, and oftentimes, the user themselves don’t know how to properly get rid of it all. Clearing and getting rid of all of this information will help ensure the seller’s privacy, as well as your products being top quality. You don’t want to temp the next owner and end up getting a poor Yelp review if something happens – or worse – for not performing these simple tasks to ensure the quality of the products you sell. It shows your customers that you care about their privacy, while also maintaining a good reputation.
Deleting as much as you can on an iPhone will give an extra boost the boost to the phone’s speed and performance, as well. Saving a lot of passwords, login and location information in the browser makes it work extra hard, slowing it down. In this article, we will walk you through how to clear the cache on your iPhone.
Why Should I Clear My Phone’s Cache?
In addition to security and speed, there are tons of benefits for clearing the cache on your iPhone. Whether you are the new owner, are about to sell your phone, or are the store reselling it, make sure you’re going the extra mile to keep the iPhone in tip-top shape. Let’s break down just a few of them here:
- Maximizing Speed and Performance
As mentioned above, having seperate logins on a lot of different websites can slow the iPhone’s browser down tremendously. This, in turn, can slow the iPhone itself down, use up extra battery and possibly damage the health of the battery. The more time a user spends on a website, the more it gets to know them and works harder to give them want they want. This is especially true if there are locations, credit cards, shopping carts and other information stored on these websites. Clearing the cache will wipe the browser clean to give the phone’s new owner a fresh start to work off of, as well as instantly give it a performance boost.
- Viewing Most Recent Pages
Your browser knows which pages you visit frequently, and may accidentally give you older versions of these webpages. This is because it is a site that you visit often, and is probably already open in a tab or has been visited within the past month. To see the newest versions of pages with new updates, sometimes doing a simple reload isn’t enough. You’ll need to clear your cache regularly or do a hard refresh (shift + reload icon on your desktop) for all the latest updates.
- For Your Security
As mentioned above, protecting privacy is especially important not only when re-selling phones, but also when you’re using a phone or computer that is shared with others. This can be such things as a company phone or computer. It will not only protect the company’s data from getting into the wrong hands, but also protect the user’s data should they also be using it for anything other than work.
- Fixing Browser Errors
Sometimes the websites that we visit may have errors happening on their server, or your own browser. It can mean 404 errors, little glitches or other server errors that might pop up. You will want to clear the cache to make sure to get the latest updates and fixes from the developers that performed them.
How to Clear Cache on iPhone
Ready to get started? There are a few different ways of clearing the cache on an iPhone. Depending on your specific needs, you can go about it 3 different ways:
Method 1: Delete the Safari cache
- Open the Settings app
- Scroll down to the group of options with Accounts & Passwords
- Tap Safari
- Scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data
- Tap Clear History and Data
Method 2: Clear app data
This method will be used if you use a browser other than Safari, such as Chrome or Firefox.
- Tap Settings > General > iPhone Storage
- At the bottom of the screen will be a list of apps, sorted by the amount of storage
- Select an app near the top of the list that is taking up the most space
- Usually, this is Messages, Music, or Photos
- Tap Delete App, confirm
- Open the App Store to re-download it
Method 3: Use a software
There is a ton of stuff to keep in mind when re-selling phones. There’s so many different areas of the phone to delete, clear and run diagnostics on. Keeping track of it all can be time consuming, so using a software such as ours can help automate the process.
Running our software will reset, delete and clear out everything from the phone, making it as good as new from the factory. It will also run diagnostics on tons of different parts of the phone, including: the microphone, wifi strength, speaker and lots more. At the end of the job, our software will even give you a certificate to print out with everything about the phone detailed on it. If anything is of poor quality, we will let you know so that you can put it aside and have only the best of the best on your shelves. The certificate will also show the customer exactly what they are getting, and exactly how well it works.
Let Us Know!
Do you find a huge difference when you clear your browser’s cache, personally? Do you recommend it to your customers? How do you go about clearing phones in your business? Let us know in the comments below!