What Does “Clear Cache” Mean on TikTok? (All You Need To Know)

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What does the “Clear Cache” mean on TikTok? It means that you’ll be able to delete temporary data in the app, which will help free up your phone storage space.

TikTok has different features, and functions that make the app easy to use. If you have been using the app, and it’s taking up a lot of space, you might consider clearing some.

If you’ve considered many options, and now you saw the clear cache function on your TikTok settings. But you don’t know what the clear cache on TikTok means?

In this article, you’ll learn what Clear Cache means on TikTok. And you’ll also learn if it removed your drafts, and liked videos from your account once you clear the cache.

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What Does “Clear Cache” Mean On TikTok?

The Clear Cache on TikTok means that you’ll be able to remove temporary data in the app and help free up your phone storage space.

These data are not important in running the TikTok app or are of value to your account. So you can decide to clear the cache anytime you want.

The cache is the temporary data of everything you do on the app. It stored this data so that you can easily access the app, which gives you a good experience.

So imagine, when you load a video and then you turn off your mobile data or Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to watch the video without an internet connection.

When you clear the cache, this will remove the preload data, and you’ll not be able to load the video again (This only applies if you’re still on the app).

And the TikTok app loads more quickly than when you first started using the app, all that is needed is to load content on the For You Page, and notification.

If you have used the TikTok app for a long time, without clearing the cache, your cache would grow, and it could take up a chunk of your storage space.

If you go to the Clear Cache page, you’ll see the size of the TikTok app cache. The more you use the app, the more storage space it takes.

And when you clear the cache, the size of the cache will be free on your phone storage. The cache data doesn’t matter.

So you can decide to clear it every day, just to make sure you clear some storage space.

But it will be a waste of time if you just keep clearing 1MB every day or less. Wait for it to get to a sizable number before clearing the TikTok cache.

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What Happens When You Clear Your Cache on TikTok?

There’s nothing to lose when you clear the cache on the TikTok app. The only thing you’ll experience at first is that the TikTok app will be slower.

And once you begin to use the app, it’ll build the cache again, and you’ll be in for a smooth experience.

Once you clear the TikTok cache, you’ll be logged out of your account. And you’ll need to login back into your account.

When you clear the TikTok cache that you haven’t cleared for a long time, you’ll have more storage space on your device.

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Does Clearing Cache On TikTok Delete My Drafts?

No, clearing the cache on TikTok won’t delete drafts on your account. The Clear Cache only deletes temporary data on the app.

When you clear the cache for the TikTok app on your phone, all your drafts will not be removed.

It will only clear out temporary data stored by the app.

When you clear the TikTok app cache, data, and the app’s files will not be deleted. Except for the temporary data stored.

And when you sign in back to your TikTok account, you’ll see that the Drafts will be available.

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Does Clearing Cache On TikTok Delete My Liked Videos?

No, clearing the cache on TikTok won’t delete liked videos on your account. The Clear Cache only deletes temporary data on the app.

Even though you delete the TikTok app from your phone or clear the TikTok app cache, you’ll not still be able to delete the liked videos.

This is because your liked videos aren’t stored on your device’s local storage. It’s stored on TikTok servers.

You can sign in to your account from any device, and you’ll still see the liked videos.

So your liked videos will not be deleted when you clear the cache on TikTok.

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If I Clear Cache On TikTok Will It Deletes My Videos?

No, clearing the cache on TikTok won’t delete videos on your account. The Clear Cache only deletes temporary data on the app.

Even though you delete the TikTok app from your phone or clear your cache, you’ll not still be able to delete the videos on your account.

This is because your videos aren’t stored on your phone’s local storage. It’s stored on TikTok servers.

You can sign up for your account from any device, and you’ll still see the videos. So your videos will not be deleted when you clear the cache on TikTok.

To delete your video, you’ll have to do it manually from your TikTok account.

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How To Clear Cache On TikTok?

If you want to get some storage space on your Android device, you can clear the cache on the app.

Once you clear the cache on the TikTok app, your account login details will be removed, your drafts will not be deleted. And temp data will be deleted.

Clear Cache On The TikTok App?

Clearing cache on the TikTok app is easy on both iPhone and Android devices.

All you’ve to do is go to the TikTok app settings and clear the cache. To begin with open the app.

Open TikTok > Tap on Profile at bottom right > Tap on the three lines at the top right > Tap on Setting and privacy > Scroll to Cache & Cellular Data, and tap on Free up space > Tap on Clear to delete TikTok cache.

Step 1:  Open TikTok App

Open the TikTok app on your iPhone or Android device, and then tap on Profile at the bottom right corner of your screen.

Tap on Profile

Step 2: Tap On There Lines

On your profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of your screen.

Tap on the three horizontal lines

You’ll see a small pop-up menu at the bottom of the page and then tap on Setting and privacy.

Tap on Settings and privacy

Step 3: Tap On Free Up Space

On the Settings page, scroll down to the Cache & Cellular Data section, and tap on Free up space.

Tap on Free up space

On the next page, tap on Clear on the Cache section.

Tap on Clear

Where it says “Clear your cache to free up space. This won’t affect your TikTok experience.”

Clear Cache On Android?

On Android, you can also clear the cache for any app you’ve to install, and the one that comes pre-install on your phone. Go to your Android settings to get started.

Open Android Settings > Tap on Apps & notifications > Tap on App info > And then find the TikTok app > Tap on Storage & Cache > Tap on Clear Cache.

Step 1:  Go To Your Android Settings

On your Android device, open the Settings app and then tap on Apps & notifications. You’ll see app settings for your device.

Tap on Apps & notifications

On some Android devices, you’ll see the options “Apps” or “Apps & info”

Step 2: Tap On App info

On the App & notifications page, you’ll see different options. Tap on the App info.

Sometimes, you’ll see the list of apps that were recently opened on your device. And then tap the See all [num] apps option at the bottom of the list.

Tap on App info or see all apps

Step 3: Find TikTok App

From the App info page, you’ll see all the third-party apps that you have installed on your device, you’ll also see system apps.

The app list is arranged in alphabetical order, all you have to do is scroll to the “T” section.

Scroll through the different apps on the list, and when you see the TikTok app, tap on it to clear the app cache.

Tap on the TikTok app

If you can’t find the TikTok app, search for it by tapping on the search icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 4: Tap On Storage & Cache

Once you tap on the TikTok app from the App list, you’ll see the options like Uninstall, Force Stop, and Permission. Tap on the Storage & Cache option.

Tap on Storage & Cache

On the next page, you’ll see Clear Storage and Clear Cache option.

Step 5: Tap On Clear Cache

Clear Storage represents your User data, and Clear Cache represents Cache. It shows the amount of space the app is taking from your local storage.

Tap on the Clear Cache option to clear the TikTok app cache from your device.

Tap on Clear Cache

If you clear the cache from your Android app Settings instead of the app, you won’t be logged out of your account.

You can also access the apps from your Android Storage settings. Open Settings > Storage > Other Apps or Apps > Tap on TikTok > Tap on Storage & Cache > Tap Clear Cache.

Conclusion

Clearing Cache on TikTok helps do two things. You’ll get to see some free storage space on your device, and the feature will help clear temporary data.

If you have been using the app for a long time without clearing and cache, that means you’ll have more than 100MB of cache data.

And don’t worry, clearing the cache won’t do any harm to your account or the content you post. And also your drafts will not be deleted.

Most apps now come with the option to clear cache in-app, for Android you can clear cache from the Android device Settings.

if you’re using an iPhone, there is no way to do this, except the app has an in-app cache cleaner, which most apps do come with now.

So if you’re running out of storage space on your device, your best bet to free some space without deleting your drafts, or apps is to clear the cache.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does TikTok take so much storage?

Because you use the app every day. If you use the TikTok app every day to watch videos, and record and save drafts, the cache size builds up. And the effects you have downloaded. This will make the app take up a lot of space. It’s worst for iPhone users.

What happens if I clear my data on TikTok?

When you clear data on TikTok, your draft videos will be deleted. And you’ll not be able to get it back. All your accounts will be signed out of their account. And you’ll get free storage space.

What happens if I offload TikTok on my iPhone?

If you offload your TikTok app on your iPhone, your drafts will not be deleted. You’ll get some free storage space, and the app will not be accessible on your Home screen.

If I delete TikTok will it delete my drafts?

Yes, if you delete TikTok, your drafts will be deleted, and you’ll not be able to retrieve it back. Deleting TikTok delete your drafts videos.

How do you clear TikTok without deleting drafts?

If you want to clear TikTok without deleting drafts, you’ll need to clear the cache for the TikTok app. You can do this from your account Settings, or use the Phone Settings if you’re using an Android.

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