Recover storage space on iPhone and iPad with the Dropbox app!
Dropbox can be useful for many purposes: upload all new photos in the cloud, work on documents created on PC, share any type of file to relatives, etc.
To speed up the viewing of files in the app, whether on mobile or computer, Dropbox creates cache files . And among the major users of the famous cloud service, they can take an important place on an iPhone or iPad . It is however possible to get rid of it to recover a few tens, see hundreds of MB. Here’s how :
On iPhone or iPad, you must first launch the Dropbox app. Then, perform the following tasks:
• Go to the “Account” tab at the very bottom of the screen
• Go to the settings via the notched wheel icon on the top left
• Then go down to the screen to reach the heading “Clear the cache”
• Confirm the operation by pressing again on “Clear cache” in red
It is specified that the operation does not delete any personal file neither online nor those offline . These are just temporary files that are deleted. These allow the app to be more responsive by storing certain previews for example.
Over time, cache files come back and get bigger and bigger. It is therefore a manipulation to be repeated from time to time . This is especially recommended for large users of Dropbox and / or owners of iPhone / iPad with limited internal storage space.
Note that after removing the cache, the Dropbox app may be slightly slower than before the procedure, at least temporarily, and that’s normal!
• The Dropbox app is available there on the App Store