How to Clear WhatsApp Cache on Android

You’ll see the steps to remove the WhatsApp cache in this post.

I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12). Let’s start.

Clear WhatsApp Cache on Android Phone

Here are the steps:

Open the Settings app and hit Apps.

Select “See all X apps.” X is a number.

Find WhatsApp and hit it. You’re in the App info screen of WhatsApp now.

Select “Storage & cache.” You can now see these two buttons:

Clear Cache: Hit this one to delete the cache of the WhatsApp app.

Clear Storage: Hit this one to clear the data of WhatsApp. In the confirmation popup, you can see this message:

Delete app data?

This app’s data will be permanently deleted. This includes files, settings, databases, and other app data.

If you’re okay with that, hit the “OK” option, and that’s all.

See: How to React to WhatsApp Messages


Here’s an alternate method to reach the App info screen – Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and go to the opened apps screen now.

Hit the WhatsApp icon now and see App info and Pause app options.

Hit the former, and you can see this screen.

In the “Space used” section, you can see “Cache,” which shows you the WhatsApp cache size.

That’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Clear WhatsApp Cache on Android,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.