How to Clear OnePlus 6T Cache without losing data


OnePlus 6T is the most incredible smartphone ever manufactured by the Chinese phone maker. The OnePlus 6T comes with industry-altering features packed inside a beautiful body. This phone has definitely won the hearts of millions. Some OnePlus 6T owners have reached out to us asking how they can clear the cache of their phone. This particular guide is for all those OnePlus 6T owners. In a while, you will learn how to clear OnePlus 6T cache without losing data. While approaching towards the method to clear OnePlus 6T cache, we will take a look at the spec sheet and features of this amazing smartphone.

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OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T was released back in October 2018. This phone is the successor of the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T came with a brand new design language. OnePlus replaced the big notch with a waterdrop notch in this phone. The 6T has a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED screen with a tiny notch fixed in the middle. The front facing camera is placed in this notch. This screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display ratio is 19.5:9. OnePlus 6T was the first smartphone to use the Gorilla Glass 6 for screen protection. Since this phone has a waterdrop notch, it blends into the display enhancing its beauty.

As far as the internal hardware of this phone is concerned, OnePlus 6T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and Adreno 630 GPU. It has a RAM of 8GB withthe internal storage of 128GB or 256GB. OnePlus 6T has a dual camera system at the back. There is a 16MP + 20MP camera. On the front, it has a 16MP camera. It has a 3700 mAh battery. OnePlus 6T also supports fast battery charging. This phone has an under-display fingerprint scanner too. OnePlus offers this phone in Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, and Midnight Black colors.

There is a McLaren edition of this phone too. The McLaren edition comes with a RAM of 12GB. It has an orange border between the body and the bezels of the phone. The McLaren edition of the OnePlus 6T is expensive as compared to the ordinary version.

That was all about the phone. Let us take a look at the types of cache associated with the OnePlus 6T and then learn how to clear it.

OnePlus 6T Cache

There are three types of cache memory in this phone. The very first cache is the cache of the phone. This is responsible for running all the apps and tasks on your phone. The cache helps your phone to boot up faster, load all the apps faster, and perform all the tasks faster. If your phone has started acting up, its performance has slowed down, the battery life is not as good, you should try clearing this cache. It can potentially fix the common problems on your OnePlus 6T.

After the phone’s cache, there is the browser cache. This cache is supposed to load the websites faster. The browser cache is also responsible for storing cookies, history, and all the files that have to do with the net surfing on your phone. If the websites are loading slow on your phone, or you want to get rid of the saved internet history, you can clear the browser cache to get rid of it.

The third cache is the application cache. This has to do with the processes going on inside an application. This cache resides in the settings of each application and it can be cleared by simply going to the settings of the phone. In case an application on your phone has started acting wierd, its giving force close errors, or its refusing to load, you can clear the App cache on OnePlus 6T to fix it.

Take a look at the steps given below to clear the OnePlus 6T Cache without losing data now.

Clear OnePlus 6T Cache without losing data

These are the steps to clear cache of OnePlus 6T. These steps will not hurt your data.

  1. Turn off your OnePlus 6T.

    Press the power button for a few seconds to shut down your OnePlus 6T.

  2. Boot your OnePlus 6T into the recovery mode.

    Now while your phone is powered down, press and hold Volume Up + Down + Power button to get into recovery mode. As soon as you see the recovery mode, let the keys go.

  3. Click on Wipe data and cache.

    In the recovery, click on “Wipe data and cache”. This will show you the next options.

  4. Now click on Wipe cache.

    Now you will see the “Wipe cache” option right in the middle. Click on Wipe cache to begin clearing OnePlus 6T cache.

  5. Click on Yes and Reboot your phone.

    As the phone asks Yes or No, click on Yes. This will clear OnePlus 6T cache and no data has been touched. Reboot your phone now.

Clear OnePlus 6T Cache
Clear OnePlus 6T Cache
Clear OnePlus 6T Cache

That’s all with the OnePlus 6T cache clearance. You have successful refreshed every single task on your phone. You should find a notable change in the performance and battery life of your OnePlus 6T after this. If you wish to clear Browser or Application cache, follow the steps given below.

Clear App Cache on OnePlus 6T

  • Open Settings on your OnePlus 6T.
  • In Settings, click on Apps & notifications.
  • Now click on See All Apps.
  • You will see a list of your installed apps now.
  • Chose the application who’s cache you want to clear.
  • Now in the app settings, click on Storage > Cache > Clear Cache.
  • Restart the phone now. App cache will be cleared.
Clear Application Cache on OnePlus 6T
Clear Application Cache on OnePlus 6T

Clear Browser Cache on OnePlus 6T

  • Open Google Chrome Browser on your OnePlus 6T.
  • Click on the menu button on the top-right corner.
  • Now go to Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data.
  • Select the Data/Cache you want to clear.
  • Click on Clear Data button now.
  • Close the browser and reopen it. Cache will be cleared.
Clear Google Chrome Cache on OnePlus 6T
Clear Google Chrome Cache on OnePlus 6T

Wrap Up

That’s all folks. I hope you guys found this guide useful. If you are experiencing any kind of issues on your OnePlus 6T and you want us to do a guide on it, feel free to reach out to us. I will try my best to sort out the issues and get back to you. Stay connected.

Usama M, a software engineer by profession, is the founder and editor-in-chief at Techbeasts. At Techbeasts, he uses his expertise to craft solutions to solve everyday consumer tech problems. His main areas of interest are Android, iOS, and Windows. You can find him on YouTube at "Tech with Usama".

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