If you notice your Amazon Firestick not working more efficiently than before, it can be a problem with your cache and app data. Too much cache stored on your Fire TV or Firestick streaming device may cause problems. It can hamper and slow down performance, cause buffering issues, or even give you crashing errors when playing videos.
A cache is crucial when it comes to any connected device’s performance. Amazon Fire TV Stick stores data that you use continuously in an app, so it makes retrieval of information and content easier. It results in faster performance and more efficient startup on the app you want to use. Over time, it may also cause the issues mentioned above.
Ironically, more often than not, not clearing your cache can result in too much cached data stored on your device and can be the reason why your Firestick is slowing down. While storing cache and app data helps in efficient and quick retrieval of data and information, it clogs up the storage and slows down your streaming device. You may not experience it all the time if you have huge storage space.
It also depends on the app you use. Some software requires more app data for processing while others do not. Unfortunately, if you continue to use an app more frequently, it can create more cache memory.
That is why deleting and clearing your cache and app data helps keep these app problems at bay. If you clear and remove the app cache on your Firestick, you will likely experience a more efficient nd smooth performance when streaming and watching your movies and TV shows on your Amazon device.
Steps to Clear Cache and Delete App Data on Amazon Fire TV Stick or Firestick Streaming Devices
Clearing and removing the cache and app data on your Amazon Firestick can resolve problems as you encounter them. But, deleting the cache regularly helps make sure your Firestick runs in optimal performance without any problem. Check out the steps below on how you can clear the cache and app data on your Amazon Firestick.
- On your Firestick remote, press the Home button. It will take you to the home screen of your Amazon Fire TV.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Applications.
- Choose Manage Installed Applications.
- Click the app where you want to clear the cache and data.
- Select Clear Cache.
- You can follow the same procedure on other apps where you want to clear the cache.
How to Check Storage Space on your Amazon Firestick
One of the reasons why you encounter errors on your Firestick is too much data on your storage memory. You can check your storage space allocation once in a while to monitor your device performance. If your Fire TV storage is running low, you can clear the cache or delete and uninstall apps you no longer use to free up your storage.
- On your remote, press the Home button.
- Go to Settings.
- Select My Fire TV.
- Choose About.
- Select Storage.
- Check your storage level.
What apps on your Amazon Firestick do you need to clear the cache often? You can share your answers in the comment section below.