If you have an Android phone, you are probably aware of the significance of cleaning app cache and data. This instruction is for those who own a Windows 11 system and wish to remove the data of a certain app. We will demonstrate how to remove the app cache and data on Windows 11.
Over time, devices acquire a large amount of data, the majority of which comes from apps. Yes, utilizing apps on a regular basis generates a great amount of cache and files, even enormous ones. Users will not realize this until the storage is nearly full.
It’s a smart habit to keep an eye out for superfluous files and to clean out storage on a regular basis. However, it is impossible for those people who do not have enough time to devote to all of this. If you don’t have much time, you can delete unneeded apps and clean the app cache to free up space on your PC.
Is it possible to erase the app cache in Windows 11?
Both yes and no. On Windows 11, you can erase the app cache, however, this also deletes program data. So, if you’re seeking for a means to merely erase the app cache and not the data, you’re out of luck.
Similar to Android, deleting an app’s data and reinstalling the app is possible with Windows 11. On Windows, this is known as a “reset,” and it clears both the app cache and the app data.
The first step you can do to free up space on your PC is to uninstall software that you no longer use. If you don’t want to delete apps but want to start over, you can reset them, which will also free up some storage space on your device.
How to Delete App Data on Windows 11
On your Windows PC, open the Settings application from Start Menu or other shortcuts.
Under Settings, click on the Apps page on the Side Menu.
The list of Apps Settings will be huge, choose the one on top that says Installed Apps which will show every app available on your Windows PC.
You can either look for the app you want to delete its data or you can search for the app. You can also change the view as per your choice to easily find the app from the list.
For example, I am going to delete data from the Camera app. Click on the three dots available next to the app or just below the app. And then from the options choose Advanced options.
It will take you to the App information page where you can see permissions, app version, and data usage along with a bunch of options. Scroll down and find the Reset section.
Click on the Reset button and it will show the warning ‘This will permanently delete the app’s data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details.’
Click on the Reset button again to confirm. This will delete the app data which can take time depending on the stored data. You will see the Right icon once it’s done.
There are no advanced options available to me.
Some apps may not display advanced options. In that scenario, you must manually delete and reinstall the software. Yes, it takes time and isn’t exactly the definition of a reset, but it will work because the outcome will be the same.
So that’s how you remove app data as well as the app cache in Windows 11. The procedure is simple, however, it is not as dependable as the Android system. If you have any questions about the guide, please leave them in the comments area.