How To Clear Messenger Cache On iPhone & iPad

Your Quick Answer:

To clear the cache either from the Facebook app or Messenger, you can do it from the settings of the phone or directly clear the data on the Facebook app itself.

On your phone, to clear the data or cache of Messenger you have to go to settings and from the list of apps, choose Messenger or Facebook whichever you want to clear the cache for.

For iPhone just tap on the ‘Offload app’ option and for android just tap on the Clear cache option and this would clear all the cache data from mobile.

Although, on the Facebook app, you have a few steps, i.e. go to the Settings section then on the browser option tap on clear browsing data this way you can clear the data from directly the Facebook app.

How To Clear Messenger Cache On iPhone & iPad:

The best way to clear the cache on Facebook for iOS is to delete the Facebook app and then reinstall it again. 

Just follow the steps to clear the cache without deleting the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone:

Step 1: First of all, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage on your iPhone or iPad.

Storage & iCloud Usage iphone 13 pro max

Step 2: Now move to Manage Storage on TOP. Select the Messenger App and tap on it.

Facebook Messenger App

Step 3: Now tap on Offload App/Delete App for the App.

◘ Offload: This would clear the cache.

◘ Delete: This would remove the app & you have to reinstall it.

tap on Delete Data for the App

Note: Before deleting the app just find the ‘Documents & Data’ storage which is shown in MB. If this app consumes a lot of space then only deleting the app will be helpful for you. To use the app, just install the app again.

🔯 Why Should You Clear Facebook Cache:

There are multiple reasons to clear the cache of the Facebook app:

1. If your phone is getting slow just find the Facebook app data storage. If it is huge then just free the space by clearing the cache.

2. If the FB app stopped loading some images on Facebook and hangs too much then it may be due to the cache files.

3. Clearing the cache of the Facebook app helps the app to perform better. Any problems created in this app due to the cache will be solved.

These are some of those problems which you may have solved by clearing the cache files.

Apps To Clear Messenger Cache:

🔯 For iOS:

1. Cleanup: Clean Storage Space

To clean up the Messenger cache on iOS devices, you’ll need to use third-party cleaning apps. The best app that you can use is Cleanup: Clean Storage Space. It’s available on the App Store where you can download it for free. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ It deletes the Messenger cache with one click. 

◘ It saves time and storage by cleaning the unnecessary files together.  

◘ You can clean your iCloud using it. 

◘ It scans and deletes duplicate pictures. 

◘ You can find out the unnecessary and miscellaneous media of Messenger to clean it. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.


Step 2: Open it. 

Step 3: Then you need to click on Cache data.

Step 4: Then click on Messenger

Step 5: Select the option Delete Cache data. 

Step 6: Click Delete 

2. Smart Cleaner

The app called Smart Cleaner is also used for cleaning up the cache data of Messenger. This app takes less than five seconds to detect the cache data consuming your storage and can remove it all in one click. 

It also lets you clean up Messenger media. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ You can clean the cache data of all apps including Messenger using this tool. 

◘ It has a one-click cleansing process. 

◘ You can pause and resume the cleaning process as required. 

◘ It lets you detect duplicate pictures and then delete them. 

◘ You can test the connection speed of your WiFi. 

◘ It lets you merge duplicate contacts too. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

Smart Cleaner

Step 2: Then you need to open it. 

Step 3: Click on App Cache under Clean. 

Click on App Cache

Step 4: Then select the Messenger app. 

Step 5: Click on Delete Selected. 

Step 6: The cache data will be deleted. 

3. Phone Cleaner for iPhone, iPad

You can also use the app called Phone Cleaner for iPhone, and iPad. This is a free app available on the App Store which is used to clean up cache data to free up space. Other features of the app are listed below:

⭐️ Features:

◘ It lets you check the cache data accumulated by each app on your device. 

◘ You can use it for optimizing storage. 

◘ You can clean the Messenger cache data to free up space. 

◘ It lets you choose from different cleaning modes. 

◘ It cleans up the cache data within a few seconds. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

Phone Cleaner for iPhone

Step 2: Then you need to open it. 

Step 3: Click on Messenger. 

Step 4: Click on the Delete Cache data option. 

Click on the Delete Cache data option

Step 5: Then you need to confirm it to delete the cache data. 

🔯 For Android:

1. App manager – cache (cleaner)

The cache cleaner app for Android called App manager- cache (cleaner) is available on the Google Play Store and can be used for deleting Messenger cache data. This app can be downloaded and used for free. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ It can clean the Messenger cache very fast. 

◘ It shows the cache accumulation of different apps. 

◘ You can use it to scan Messenger to detect viruses and remove them. 

◘ This app also lets you delete duplicate Messenger media. 

◘ You can optimize your phone’s storage using it. 

◘ It’s designed with an advanced cleaner. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

App manager - cache  install

Step 2: Then you need to open it. 

Step 3: Next, you need to click on Get Start. 

Step 4: Provide permission. 

Step 5: Then click on Advanced Cache Cleaner. 


Step 6: Select the Messenger app by marking it only. 

Step 7: Then you need to click on CLEAR.

2. Cache Manager(Storage Cleaner)

The Android app called Cache Manager(Storage Cleaner) is built with advanced cache cleaner that lets you find the total cache data of your device and also the cache data accumulated on Messenger. It’s a very effective app for removing the Messenger cache fast and for free. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ You can find out the accumulated cache by Messenger. 

◘ It lets you clear the Messenger cache. 

◘ You can delete the Messenger media and duplicate Messenger photos. 

◘ It lets you find the app using most storage. 

◘ The app is fast and easy to use. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

Cache Manager(Storage Cleaner) install

Step 2: Then you need to open it. 

Step 3: Click on OK. 

Step 4: Click on Set Permission

Step 5: Provide permission to the app. 

Step 6: Click on Messenger

Step 7: Then you need to click on OK again. 

Step 8: It will take you to the Messenger app section of your Settings.

Step 9: Click Internal Storage

Click on clear cahe

Step 10: Then click on Clear Cache.

How To Clear Browsing Cache From Facebook App:

This is done from the Facebook app directly, so you can perform this method on both android and iOS devices.

Stage 1: Open the app: Open your Facebook application and log in with your email ID or phone number and password.

Stage 2: Three-line icon: Press the three-line menu icon which is at the bottom right corner of your iPhone.

Three lines icon on iOS

Stage 3: Settings & Privacy: By tapping on the ‘three-lines’ icon you can see there is the “Settings & Privacy” section. Open this section.

Stage 4: Settings: Under the “Settings & Privacy” section at the top there is a section named “Settings“. Open it.

setting on iOS

Stage 5: Browser: Scroll down and you can see there is a section named “Browser” and tap on the option “Browser“. Open this subsection.

clear data on iOS

Stage 6: Tap on Clear: You will see the option ‘Browsing data > Your browsing data‘ option at the top. Under this, there is a “Clear” button. Now press it to clear your app cache.

clear data on iOS

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What Happens if You Clear Cache on Messenger?

If you clear the cache on messenger, then no changes will be made there. Everything will be the same. Even now, you will not be logged out and if your account is open on Messenger, then you can see the same thing that you had seen earlier.

The biggest drawback of the temporary internet cache is that sometimes files in the cache get corrupted and can cause problems with your app. So it is a good idea to empty the temporary internet cache every couple of weeks or so, no matter how much space it is taking up.

Clearing the cache will not change any of the messages, stickers, or emojis. Clearing the cache will not delete any photos from your Messenger account. What happens is that data files that are temporarily stored in your device’s memory will be only deleted once the cache is cleared.

2. How to Clear Messenger Messages?

To clear Messenger messages, first, you have to open your account and then go to the individual conversations with messages you’d like to delete. You can delete the messages manually. For that press and hold on to your message, and tap “Remove” next to the message. Then select “Remove for everyone” to delete the message for both and to delete their message press and hold the message and select “More” and then press “Remove”.

To delete the whole conversation, just open the chat and press the ‘i’ button at the top right corner, then their Messenger profile will open. After that, click on the three dots in the top right corner. There is an option “Delete Conversation”. Tap on that and then press “Delete”.

3. Will Clearing Data on Messenger Delete Messages?

Although, your private messages will be deleted from your account. If you clear data on the Messenger app from your settings, then you will be logged out. But all normal messages will remain the same as previously. Messenger syncs the messages and contacts to the Facebook server. So, even if you clear data from settings or uninstall the application, your messages or contacts will not be deleted. You can log into your account again with your credentials and see the chats again on your account.

Also Read:

5 thoughts on “How To Clear Messenger Cache On iPhone & iPad”

  1. This is so easy to be done. Your iPhone instructions are easy to follow for me and have clear pictures. Thanks, TechniqueHow!


Leave a Comment