Certainly, the most popular cloud storage service worldwide is Google Drive. In addition, Drive remains constantly dependable in the sea of Google apps, which have seen ups and downs over the years. Google Drive for Desktop unifies all Google services into a single storage location, provides more free storage than competitors, and significantly improves PC integration. But over time, it may still slow down. Today, we’ll go through how to speed up Google Drive by deleting its cache.
How to clear the cache on a Mac or PC for Google Drive
The only way to clear the cache of the Google Drive website on a Mac or PC is to clear the browsing history of your web browser.
Only a few (if any) browsers allow you to clear the cache for a single website. The majority, though, allow you to clear your browser cache without erasing all your browsing history.
Hover your mouse over More Tools by selecting the stacked three dots in the top-right corner of Google Chrome. Choosing clear browsing data Select the Cached photos and files checkbox after setting the time range to All time in the menu that appears. Next, select Clear Data.
Select history by clicking the three dots in the top-right corner of Microsoft Edge. Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the pop-up window, then choose Clear browsing data. Choose “All time” as the time range, select “Cached pictures and files,” and then click “Clear now.”
Click History after selecting the three stacked lines in the top-right corner of Firefox. To clear recent history, select. Click OK after setting the time range to Everything and making sure the Cache checkbox is selected.
You might need to sign back into Google Drive after doing this.
How to clear the cache on Android for Google Drive
You may always remove the cache using a built-in feature of the Google Drive Android app.
- Launch Google Drive and sign in with any of your accounts.
- Select Settings by tapping the three vertical lines in the top-left corner of the screen.
- After you confirm that you wish to erase the cache, scroll down and hit “Clear cache.”
The Cache Size option can be used to set a cache size restriction as well.
How to clear the cache on an iPhone or iPad for Google Drive
On an iPhone or iPad, deleting the app and reinstalling it is the only way to remove most of its caches. Google Drive is the same.
When the Google Drive app icon appears, tap and hold it, then choose Remove App. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete once more.
After that, you can reinstall Google Drive from the App Store for no cost. Re-logging into your Google accounts is required.