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How to Clear Cache and Storage for Android Apps on Chrome OS

Troubleshooting Android apps usually require you to clear cache and or data/storage to reset them. How do you do that on a Chromebook? Let me show you.

From the App Launcher or Shelf

For Android apps that you can access from the launcher or shelf, right click and choose App Info.

App Info

On the next screen, click Storage. You’ll see the option to clear Cache and Storage.

Click Storage

Clear Cache and Storage for Android Apps from Settings

This method will help you locate ANY Android app on your Chromebook. Open the Chrome OS Settings app and go to the Google Play Store section.

Play Store Settings

Next, click Google Play Store to go to Play Store specific settings.

Click Google Play Store

Next, click Manage Android preferences.

Manage Android preferences

This will launch the Android Settings app. Now, click Apps & notifications.

Android Settings app

Click See all apps. You will now see all the apps installed on your Chromebook.

See All Apps

Select the app that you want to clear cache or storage for and click Storage.

Click Storage here.

Now, you can clear Cache or Storage as required.

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2 responses to “How to Clear Cache and Storage for Android Apps on Chrome OS”

  1. These methods do not clear the specific app cache on my Chromebook, never has.
    After performing any of these operations, close settings, reopen and cache reads the same amount I tried to clear.

  2. These methods do not clear the specific app cache on my Chromebook, never has.
    After performing any of these operations, close settings, reopen and cache reads the same amount I tried to clear.


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