How To Clear FB Messenger Cache On iPhone & iPad

To clear the Messenger cache on your iPhone, open the “Settings” app, scroll down and find the “Messenger” app, tap on it, and then tap on “Clear Cache.”

This will delete all the temporary files and data stored by Messenger on your iPhone, which can help free up storage space and potentially resolve any issues with the app.

It’s a simple process that only takes a few seconds to complete, and it can be done anytime you notice the app is running slower than usual or if you want to free up space on your device.

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 Facebook Messenger Cache On iPhone:

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

1. From iPhone Settings

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.

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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.

2. Using the Cleanup App (iOS)

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. 

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🔴 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 

How To Clear Facebook Messenger Cache On iPad:

You can take the following steps below:

1. From iPad Messenger App

Here are the steps to clear the Messenger cache on your iPad:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPad.

Step 2: Scroll down and find the “Messenger” app in the list of installed apps. Tap on it.

Step 3: You will now see the “Messenger” app settings. Look for the “Clear Cache” option and tap on it.

Step 3: A pop-up message will appear asking you to confirm that you want to clear the cache. Tap on “Clear Cache” to proceed.

Step 4: Wait for a few seconds while your iPad clears the Messenger cache. Once the process is complete, you will see a confirmation on the screen.

That’s it! You have successfully cleared the Messenger cache on your iPad. This process can help to free up space on your device and resolve any issues on Messenger.

2. Using Smart Cleaner App

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. 

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🔴 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. 

🔯 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.

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.

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