How to Clear WhatsApp Cache on iPhone

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How to Clear WhatsApp Cache on iPhone

If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, you may find that WhatsApp data and cache can take up a considerable amount of storage space on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phones. People usually share videos, photos, documents and audio files via WhatsApp. Files shared through WhatsApp are usually saved in the iPhone storage space and WhatsApp as caches. These caches will eventually eat up large storage space and slow down your iPhone. In order to free up your iPhone storage, please follow this article to clear WhatsApp app caches from iPhone.

Method 1: Directly Clear WhatsApp App Cache on iPhone

WhatsApp gives you some level of granular controls on what data you can remove. So you can directly go to the Settings of WhatsApp App, then delete photos or videos from a specific thread with a particular contact. Here is the detailed procedure of clearing WhatsApp cache.

1. Steps to Clear WhatsApp App Cache from WhatsApp App

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Step 1 Launch WhatsApp app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Open WhatsApp and tap on "Settings".

Step 3 Go to "Data and Storage Usage" > "Storage Usage"

Step 4 It will show you a list of conversations and threads, along with the total storage size of each thread. Choose the conversations to check details.

Step 5 Scroll through the list of details about the conversation with that contact (showing Photos, GIFs, Videos, Voice Messages, Documents, Stickers, etc, total counts, and storage size) and then tap on "Manage".

Step 6 Tap on the types of data you want to clear and remove, or select them all, then tap on "Clear".

2. Steps to Clear WhatsApp Cache from iPhone Settings App

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Step 1 Unlock your iPhone and open Settings app.

Step 2 Go to "General" > "iPhone Storage" > "WhatsApp".

Step 3 Tap on "Delete App" option to uninstall WhatsApp from your iPhone.

Step 4 Install WhatsApp from iTunes App Store onto your iPhone after WhatsApp has been removed from your iPhone.

Once you redownload and install WhatsApp again, you’ll need to log back into the WhatsApp account. The caches will be deleted and the total size of the app will be reduced, you can confirm that manually if desired by returning to Settings "Storage" section and finding the WhatsApp app again.


However, if you want to increase the whole performance and speed up iPhone, it is not enough to clean only WhatsApp caches, you need to clean up all caches from all other apps. With these manual ways to clean iPhone caches from every app one by one, that should be a lot of work to clean iPhone caches. So you can turn to the advance way to clear WhatsApp caches with the other app caches together with ease.

Method 2: One Click to Clear All WhatsApp Cache on iPhone with Syncios iOS Eraser

Not only WhatsApp, but also other third-party apps consume more storage space than it should. To clear all these cached files, we highly recommend you use Syncios iOS Eraser to clear all cached files (including WhatsApp caches) on your iPhone. With the help of this iOS data eraser, YOU can deeply analyze your iPhone and clean up all cache data on your on iPhone with only 1 click.

goodKey Features of Syncios iOS Eraser:

  • Five cleanup modes: Free up space; Erase all data; Erase deleted files; Erase private data; Erase private fragments – to delete data securely and permanently according to your need.
  • 1-click to clear all junk files for free, including WhatsApp caches, crash logs, corrupted files, storage files, and 25+ more.
  • Preview data and select the exact files that you want to erase, so avoid erasing important data.
  • Completely erase data without a chance of recovery even with most modern recovery software.
  • Previously deleted files can also be found out and the program will permanently erase them for privacy protection.
  • Permanently erase incomplete fragments or traces left by WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and 10+ apps, to protect your private info from being leaked.

Part 1. Steps to Clear up WhatsApp Caches on iPhone

Step 1 Launch Syncios iOS Data Eraser and connect your iPhone to your computer.

And please remember to turn off Find My iPhone first if you want to permanently wipe your iPhone data.

Step 2 Once your device is connected, Syncios displays the panel interface of Free Up Space by default. There are 6 categories "Junk files", "Temp Files", "Camera Roll", "Photo Library", "Large Files and Apps".

iOS Data Eraser interface

Step 3 Click on Quick Scan button to analyze and scan your device.

The scan will take few seconds for first time. When it finished, you will see a result list of scan. It shows the spaces taken by Junk files, Temporary File, etc.

scanning result

Step 4 To clear WhatsApp cache on iPhone, click the Clean button beside Junk Files and Temporary Files. It will automatically clean up all WhatsApp app cache and free up your iPhone space.

Note: If you want to completely erase WhatsApp data, you can choose the "Erase Private Data" from the left-side menu.

Part 2. Completely Erase WhatsApp Chats on iPhone

Syncios iOS Eraser not only works as a cleaner, but also a data-erasing tool which can completely delete data to be 100% unrecoverable. Choose Erase mode on Syncios to delete WhatsApp data, your private info will be protected from being leaked.

Erase private data

Step 1 Firstly, run Syncios iOS Eraser and select Erase Private Data mode on the main interface.

Step 2 Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable, and simply click on the blue button Erase.

Step 3 Syncios can smartly detect the private data on your phone, including messages, call history, safari history, photo, video, Notes, WhatsApp, Kik, Line, WeChat and Viber. After you selected the WhatsApp items going to be erased, please hit on the Erase Now and then 1-Click clear out the private records.

scanning result


The above methods show you how to clear WhatsAp cache on iPhone or via professional iOS eraser tool. Besides app caches, there are also many hidden files and ignored app fragments that can contain your personal information. They can exist even if you already deleted the apps. Erase these files completely via Syncios iOS Eraser is the best way to protect your privacy, free up iPhone storage, and permanently wipe data from iPhone with 0% recovery rate.

What's next? Download Syncios iOS Eraser now!

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