How to clear Facebook cache on iPhone or iPad (2023)

Your iPhone may become as sluggish as a tortoise if the Facebook app collects corrupt cache data. Therefore, maintaining privacy and performance on your device requires doing a small but crucial step: deleting the cache. I’ll lead you through the simplest ways to remove the Facebook cache on an iPhone or iPad in this article.

How to clear your Facebook app’s 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 Your browsing data.

    Clear cache in Facebook app 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 App → Delete App → select Delete

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

How to clear Facebook cache in Safari browser 

You might not be using the Facebook app, but rather browsers, to access your Facebook account. If this describes you, you need to read our post on clearing the Facebook cache in Chrome or Safari on an iPhone.


Q. 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. 

Q. 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 deleting the Facebook cache on your iPhone made it faster and more private? To improve your Facebook experience, try out other options like customising your newsfeed and turning on dark mode.


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