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How to clear Android App cache from app programmatically?

10 months ago Views 986 Visit Post Reply

I want to remove cache memory when I exit from the app.
without going in the App settings i want to remove or clean App data.


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The Developer

- 10 months ago

If you are looking for delete cache of your own application then simply delete your cache directory and its all done !

public static void deleteCache(Context context) {
    try {
        File dir = context.getCacheDir();
        deleteDir(dir);
    } catch (Exception e) { e.printStackTrace();}
}

public static boolean deleteDir(File dir) {
    if (dir != null && dir.isDirectory()) {
        String[] children = dir.list();
        for (int i = 0; i < children.length; i++) {
            boolean success = deleteDir(new File(dir, children[i]));
            if (!success) {
                return false;
            }
        }
        return dir.delete();
    } else if(dir!= null && dir.isFile()) {
        return dir.delete();
    } else {
        return false;
    }
}