- Clearing your Discord cache can help speed up the application and fix glitches without deleting any saved files or messages.
- You can clear the Discord cache on Mac and Windows by deleting the cache folders from your Discord file folder.
- On iPhone or Android, you’ll need to find Discord from within your settings menu.
- To clear your Discord cache on a web browser, you can go to the browsing history settings.
Luckily, most computers and devices these days come with oodles of storage. For casual use, this storage is usually suitable. However, over time, the speed of some applications can slow down, and you may run into annoying glitches. This can be because you use this app often and have done so for a while. Every time that you use software, some files are temporarily stored on your computer in what’s known as a cache. While these files are essential to helping the program run smoothly, performance can suffer if your cache has a lot of files. This is especially true if your storage space is running low overall. Today, we’re going to show you how to clear your Discord cache, whether you’re using a Mac, Windows, smartphone, or web browser.
This easy process can free up space, help speed up Discord, and fix glitches. It won’t remove any saved files, messages, or stored passwords, either. If you’re on the gram, you may want to check out how to clear your Instagram cache, too.
How to Clear Discord Cache on Mac
Firstly, we’re going to describe how to clear your Discord cache on macOS. The steps are pretty simple and are listed below. Be sure that the Discord application is closed before proceeding.
Step 1: Open Finder
To begin, open a Finder window and click on the “Go” tab at the top. Here, you’ll find a “Go to Folder…” option near the bottom. This is what you want.
Step 2: Search for Discord Folder in the Library
Next, search for the Discord folder in your Mac’s library by entering the following:
This will open up Discord’s folder, where you’ll find the cache.
Step 3: Clear Discord Cache
To finish, simply delete the following folders: “Cache”, “Code Cache”, and “GPUCache”. Note that, to delete the caches permanently, you’ll need to open the Bin, and either empty the Bin entirely or delete the folders again.
How to Clear Discord Cache on Windows
For Windows, the process is quite similar. But instead of using a Finder window, you’ll have to go into the Start menu. Then, search for the following:
The option you want is the one that says “File Folder” underneath. Go ahead and click on this, then open the “Roaming” folder. There will be a folder here called “Discord”, where you’ll find similarly named cache folders. Delete these, and you’re done!
How to Clear Discord Cache on Android
Do you prefer to use Discord on your smartphone? You’re not alone! Find the steps for how to clear your Discord cache on Android next.
Step 1: Open Settings
To start, open the “Settings” app, which should be on your home screen. You can also search for it in the search bar if you’re having trouble finding it.
Step 2: Open App Settings
Next, scroll down a little, and open the “Apps” menu.
Step 3: Open Discord Settings
After this, find Discord in your list of apps and tap it.
Step 4: Open Storage
The next step is to open the “Storage” settings, which should be located under the “Usage” tab.
Step 5: Clear Cache
Lastly, tap the “Clear cache” option in the lower right to delete the cached files.
How to Clear Discord Cache on iPhone
To be honest, the method for clearing your cache on an iPhone is fairly similar to that on an Android. The difference is that, instead of the “Apps” folder, you need to go to “General” instead. After this, open “iPhone storage”, and then the Discord folder. Lastly, clear the cache.
How to Clear Discord Cache on a Web Browser
Another way to use Discord is by logging into the web application using a browser. If this is your preference, then you’ll need to clear your browser’s cache instead in order to remove the cached files. For illustrative purposes, we’ve shown this process on Chrome, both on a desktop and a mobile device. However, the process is pretty much identical in Firefox. For Safari, you’ll need to go to the “History” tab in the taskbar instead.
Step 1: Open Chrome
Firstly, open a Chrome browser on your PC or Mac, or the Chrome app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Open Browsing History Settings
Next up, click (or tap) the three dots in the top-right corner. On a browser, you’ll need to hover over the “More Tools” tab and then click “Clear Browsing Data…”. On a smartphone, simply tap “History” instead, and then tap “Clear browsing data…” at the top.
Step 3: Clear Browser Cache
The last step is quite easy. You’ll see a few options for clearing your data, including cookies, browsing history, stored passwords, and, of course, your cache files. If you only want to clear your cache, be sure to uncheck all the other boxes, leaving only the cache box checked. Then hit “Clear data” to finish.
How to Clear Discord Cache: Wrapping Up
Overall, the methods for clearing your Discord cache aren’t too complicated, and you can do this on any platform. See the steps below for a summary.
- On a Mac, open a Finder window and open “Go to Folder…” from the “Go” taskbar tab.
- Search for the Discord folder in the library (“~/Library/Application Support/discord”).
- Delete the “Cache”, “Code Cache”, and “GPUCache” folders, and then empty them from the Bin if you want to delete them permanently.
- On Windows, search for “%appdata”% in the Start menu and open the “File Folder” option.
- Open the Discord folder from within the “Roaming” folder, and delete the caches as before.
- On Android, open your settings, then open your app settings. Here, you’ll find Discord.
- Open Discord’s storage settings, and then tap “Clear cache”.
- On an iPhone, open your phone settings from within the “General” tab of the settings menu and find the Discord folder. Clear the cache from here.
- If you’re using the web application instead, tap the three dots in the top-right corner, and then tap “Clear Browsing Data…” from the “More Tools” tab.
- Check the box for cache files, and then click “Clear data”.
- For Chrome on a smartphone, open the Chrome app. Then, tap the three dots as before, and then “History”. Tap “clear browsing data…” at the top, and then check the cache box as before.
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