When you upgrade your Android smartphone from KitKat to Lollipop, you may face many issues regarding the performance of the device. For example, many of the Nexus 5 users complained of their smartphones going silent after the Lollipop upgrade. Some of them resolved the disappearance of the sound by rebooting the phone 5-6 times while others tried clearing the cached data. Actually, clearing the older cached data can solve some of the issued when you have recently upgraded your Android OS. So if your device is not working properly after an upgrade to the new Android Lollipop, the first thing you should try is clearing the cached data.
Here is how you can clear the cached data in Android Lollipop:
- Open the Android settings and touch on the Storage option under the Device section. This will show you all of the storage space available on your device including the internal SD card, external SD card and any USB OTG storage devices.
- Under the Internal Storage, you will see the amount of space available, space used up by the apps and the space used by the cached data. Touch on the Cached Data on this screen.
- You will be asked if you want to clear cached data – choose Yes to continue. The cached data shall be cleared in a matter of seconds and will be re-created whenever you run apps in the future.
- Reboot your smartphone to see if clearing the cached data solves some of performance issues emanating from Android OS upgrade.
Conclusion: Clearing the cached data can solve some of the Android smartphone hardware issues when you have recently upgraded your Android OS to the latest Lollipop version. This way, you can save a trip to the service centers and fix your Android smartphone yourself.