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How to clear Facebook cache on iPhone or iPad

Key Takeaways

  • Clearing Facebook cache improves iPhone performance and maintains Facebook privacy.
  • To clear Facebook app cache on iPhone, Access Settings & Privacy in the Facebook app > Navigate to Browser settings under Permissions > Tap Clear next to Cookies and cache.

Corrupt cache data collected by the Facebook app can make your iPhone as slow as a tortoise. So, clearing the cache on your device is a simple but essential step in sustaining privacy and performance. In this article, I’ll walk you through the easiest steps to clear the Facebook cache on iPhone and iPad. 

How to clear Facebook app cache on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone. 
  2. Tap the Menu icon → scroll down, and tap Settings & Privacy → choose Settings
    • Scroll down and choose Browser under the Permissions section. 
  3. Tap the Clear button next to Cookies and cache.

    Clear your Facebook app cache on iPhone

Clear Facebook cache by deleting and re-installing the app 

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. 
  2. Tap General iPhone Storage Facebook.

    Tap on Facebook under iPhone Storage
  3. Choose Delete App → tap Delete App to confirm.

    Choose Delete App and tap to confirm on iPhone
  4. Return to the home screen of your iPhone and open the App Store.
  5. Type Facebook in the Search section and reinstall the app.

Alternatively, you can press and hold the Facebook app on your iPhone Home Screen → tap Remove AppDelete App → select Delete

Note: To uninstall the Facebook app from the App Library, tap and hold the app icon → tap Delete App.

How to clear Facebook cache in Safari browser 

There’s a good possibility you’re accessing your Facebook account using browsers rather than the Facebook app. If you’re one such folk, then you must read our post on how to clear the Facebook cache in Safari or Chrome on iPhone. 

What is Facebook cache? 

The Facebook cache can be stated as a computation or a copy of data generated by previous searches. The information is saved in cache memory to reduce load time for future usage. 

What happens when you clear your Facebook cache? 

When you clear the Facebook cache on your iPhone, your login details and other temporary files are wiped without affecting your messages, photographs, stories, or personal information.

Wrapping up… 

Has clearing the Facebook cache on your iPhone improved your privacy and speed? You can also experiment with other features like customization of your feeds and enabling dark mode to enhance your Facebook experience. 

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  • Bhaskar

    Bhaskar is a tech guru who turned wordsmith. Hiding his B.Tech degree in a closet, he ditched the corporate path to simplify tech for everyone. For the past 5 years, he's been dishing out how-tos, reviews, and sharp insights. But there's more! He's a witty interview champ and has been sharing his wisdom for 3 years. Furthermore, he has honed his editing skills for 1.5 years and is now delving into marketing to assist newcomers. When not jamming his fingers on those mechanical keyboards, you may find him on strings or engaging in sports. And by evening, his quotes will be appearing on your Instagram feeds.

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