Clearing your cache on your Xbox One, PS4 or PC can be a surprisingly effective solution for certain issues.
The cache stores temporary data and instructions that the CPU is likely to reuse. Over time this can accumulate causing performance and space issues.
Firstly, before clearing your cache, if you're facing an issue with a certain game, app or website be sure to check our server status to find out if there are any server outages.
How To Clear Cache On Xbox One & X
Xbox One Method 1:
- Go to Settings
- Devices & Streaming
- Persistent Storage
- Clear Persistent Storage
Xbox One Method 2:
- Turn on the console.
- Hold down the power button for 10 seconds and the console will turn off.
- When the console is off, remove the power cable.
- Wait for 1 minute and plug it back in.
- Your cache should be cleared.
How To Clear Cache On PS4 & Pro
Playstation 4 Clear Cache Method 1:
- Turn off your PS4 (make sure rest mode is off).
- Connect your controller to the console via the USB cable.
- Hold power button down until you hear 2 beeps.
- If your screen is blank, check your monitor or TV is on the correct source.
- Whilst on Safe Mode, choose option 5 to 'Rebuild Database'. This usually takes less than 5 minutes.
Playstation 4 Clear Cache Method 2:
- Turn off your PS4 (make sure it's completely off).
- Remove all wires from the PS4, including the power cable.
- Wait 1 minute.
- Reconnect the wires and turn on your PS4 console.
How To Clear Cache On PC & Windows
This is a great walkthrough which has provided various PC gamers with excellent performance increases.
If you're having a particular issue on Xbox, Playstation or PC you're welcome to discuss it in the comments below.