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3 Easy Steps To Clear Cache On The Ring App (2022 How-To)

How To Clear Cache On Ring App

“Motion detected.”

Says your Ring app for the hundredth time.

And yet, no one’s there.

In fact, no one has been there for the other 99 times either.

From ghosts, to pranks, to hardware.

You’ve checked it all…

Until you’ve heard of corrupted cache causing glitches on an app.

The only question is, how can you remove them?

Keep reading to discover:

  • 3 tried-and-tested steps to clear the cache of the Ring app.
  • The quickest way to get rid of the app cache on your phone.
  • What you should do when you somehow can’t remove the cache on your Ring app.
  • And so much more…

How to clear cache on Ring app – 3 steps


Step #1: Clear your app cache using the Settings menu

The easiest way to clean the cache of any app?

Use your Settings menu.

It doesn’t matter which device you have: every phone has a Settings app.

That’s why this is the most accessible process of deleting your cache.

Now, follow the instructions below to clear the cache of your Ring app:

For iOS devices

  1. Close the Ring app.
  2. Open the Settings menu.
  3. Scroll down until you see the Ring app.
  4. Select the app.
  5. Toggle on “Clear app cache on next launch.”
  6. Re-open Ring.

For Android devices

  1. Close the Ring app.
  2. Open the Settings menu.
  3. Go to the Apps subsection.
  4. Head to App Management.
  5. Scroll down until you see the Ring app.
  6. Select the app.
  7. Tap Data Usage.
  8. Clear Cache and Clear Data.

If those instructions don’t work, you can proceed to the next step.

Step #2: Reinstall the Ring app

If clearing cache through the Settings menu didn’t work…

The next step is to try to uninstall and reinstall the app.

After all, uninstalling an app will delete all data on it…

And reinstalling can recover only the app without cached data.

Now, here’s how you can reinstall the Ring app for Android and iOS devices.

For iOS devices

Step 1: Uninstall the Ring app
  1. Tap and hold the Ring app.
  2. Once you see a dropdown menu, let go.
  3. Press Remove App.
  4. Pick Delete App.
  5. Select Delete again to confirm.
Step 2: Reinstall the Ring app
  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Press the Search bar.
  3. Type and enter “Ring.”
  4. Select the appropriate Ring app.
  5. Tap the Get button.

For Android devices

Step 1: Uninstall the Ring app
  1. Tap and hold the Ring app.
  2. Once you see a dropdown menu, let go.
  3. Press Uninstall.
  4. Select Uninstall again to confirm.
Step 2: Reinstall the Ring app
  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Tap the Search icon on the upper right side of your screen.
  3. Type and enter “Ring.”
  4. Select the appropriate Ring app.
  5. Choose Install.

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Step #3: Factory reset your phone

Factory Reset Your Phone

Lastly, if neither step worked, your last resort is to factory reset your phone.

In case you don’t know what that means…

A factory reset means erasing all data on your phone. This will include:

  • Downloaded media.
  • Accounts and personal information.
  • Settings configuration and preferences.
  • Glitches, errors, and potential malware.

And, of course, this will also remove the cache of all your apps.

If you’re OK with proceeding with deleting all your data, this is how you factory reset a phone:

Note: Before resetting, it’s a good idea always to back up your data. This way, you can quickly recover any important information if you need it.

For iOS devices

With the phone itself
  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Go to the General subsection.
  3. Press Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Select Erase All Content and Settings.
Using a MacBook

Can’t reset your iOS device using the Settings menu? That’s OK.

If you have a Macbook, you can reset your iOS device using that.

All you need to do is follow these instructions to reset your iPhone:

  1. Connect your iOS device to the Macbook with a cable.
  2. Go to your Finder.
  3. Select your iOS device.
  4. Head to the General subsection.
  5. Tap Restore.

Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of written instructions…

You can always watch this in-depth video on how to reset your iOS device with a Macbook:

For Android devices

Samsung phones
  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Go to the General Management subsection.
  3. Press Reset.
  4. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Choose Reset again to confirm.
Google Pixel phones
  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Go to the System subsection.
  3. Press Reset Options.
  4. Select “Erase All Data or Factory Reset.”
  5. Tap Reset All Data to confirm.
Xiaomi phones
  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Go to Additional Settings.
  3. Select Backup & Reset.
  4. Tap “Erase All Data or Factory Reset.”
  5. Pick All Files on the Phone.
  6. Press Next Step.
  7. If applicable, enter your PIN code to confirm reset.