Cached/junk files

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  1. Miller6386

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    I've noticed this a lot lately on my phone and tablet. Large amounts of junk files. Are others getting this also? I'm seeing it on my phone and tablet. Every few days. I don't ever recall if being this bad in past years. [​IMG]

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    It does seem that cached data / cached files pile up faster these days. I don't remember seeing such large numbers on my phone and tablet in such short time frames.

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    Mine are out of control. Nearly 1GB every 5 days or so

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    Same here[​IMG]

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    Notice there have been a lot of apps updating lately. maybe that is it. I cleared my cache partition the other day and it looked like there was over a gig there.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will check to see if I have junk files too...

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    I think a big part of this is the apps we install & use. I checked my phone this morning and had around 500MB of cached files. It's been about a week since I last checked, cleared them and rebooted. On my wifes phone, she will have a GB (give or take) a week most of the time. Maybe it's Facebook and the game apps that are on her phone that cause more cached files?
     
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    How do you get to that screen Miller showed to view these files

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    It's in settings under device management on my Note 8 and tablet.

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    On Moto phones go to Settings > Storage > Internal. Let it load (it takes 10 - 30 seconds) and then Cached Data displays how much cached data you have. Tap Cached Data and you are prompted with a question if you want to clear it

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    Thanks. I'll try to find that on my Moto Z force

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    Thanks... That's what I wanted

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