Well, there may come a time when you need to clear your Dropbox cache to free up some space on your Android/iOS device.
When you launch the Dropbox app on your device, it will cache your folder, file list and any images or documents you view. And over time, this cache has become larger and larger. So, it’s best to clear your Dropbox cache to have more space. This tutorial will show you how to clear your Dropbox cache on Android and iOS. Take a look.
Steps to clear your Dropbox cache on Android
Step 1: First, fire up the Dropbox app on your Android device.
Step 2: Once you are in, tap the hamburger icon in the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Next, tap the cog icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down to Advanced features and you should see the Clear cache option. Just tap it. Here, you can also see how much space the cache on your device is taking up.
Steps to clear your Dropbox cache on iOS
Before diving in, note that the Dropbox app on iPhone doesn’t tell you how much space the cache is taking up, so you are better off comparing Dropbox’s storage footprint before and after you clear the cache. Here’s how:
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Navigate to General > Storage & iCloud Usage. Here, you can check the Used and Available storage on your phone.
Now, just check out how to clear the Dropbox cache on the iPhone:
Step 1: Starting off, launch the Dropbox app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Once you are in, tap the cog icon in the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: On the Settings screen, scroll down and tap Clear cache.
Step 4: You are now prompted to tap Clear cache in the menu that pops up to confirm.
You now need to return to the main storage page and note how much space it freed up.
That’s all there it takes. Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.