How to Clear Discord Cache on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android

How to Clear Discord Cache on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android

There are many reasons to delete the Discord cache from your device. One of the most common reasons is to free up storage space and restart the app. Whatever your reason, in this article we will guide you on how to delete Discord cache on any device.

How to clear cache on Discord

Well, if you’re an avid Discord user, you may have large cache files sitting around consuming your file space. By freeing it up, you can use the space productively, such as by installing more apps.

please note: We use a OnePlus 7T (Android 12) and an iPhone 12 (iOS 16.1) for the steps in this article. So the steps may be slightly different if you are on a different Android device or iOS version.

How to Clear Discord Cache on Android

Clearing the Discord cache on Android is simple and relatively straightforward. The steps are similar for every app you install on your Android device.

Step 1: Go to your phone settings on your Android device.

Step 2: Scroll down to find ‘Apps and notifications’ and tap on it.

Step 3: Under Recently opened apps, tap on the ‘See all apps’ option.

Step 4: Scroll down to find Discord and tap on it.

Step 5: Go to ‘Storage and cache’ and tap on Clear cache.

That’s it. You have cleared the cache on Discord. If you are not an Android user but an iPhone user, proceed to the next section.

How to Clear Cache on Discord Using iPhone

The process of clearing the cache on the iPhone is slightly different. There are two ways to do this: either uninstall the app to clear the Discord cache or clear the cache using Discord’s in-app option. We’ll start with the most common way to do it.

Method 1: Clear Discord Cache with iOS Settings

You will somehow delete the app from your phone. Go through the steps below before performing it. Let us begin.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to the Settings menu.

Step 2: Go to General and click on iPhone Storage.

Step 3: Now scroll down to find the Discord app and tap on it.

Step 4: Select ‘Delete App’ and then click ‘Delete App’ again to confirm your choice.

There you go. All your Discord cache data will be deleted. However, if you want to use Discord, you’ll need to install it again from the App Store. You can check the alternative in-app option. Keep reading.

Method 2: Clear Discord Cache with In-App Settings on iPhone

The steps in this method are simple and straightforward. However, keep in mind that not all apps offer the option to clear in-app cache; you may have to turn to Method 1 occasionally.

Step 1: Open Discord and click on your profile icon.

Step 2: Now scroll down to the bottom of the screen to find Clear cache. Tap on it.

There you go. You’ve cleared the Discord cache without going through the tedious process of deleting and reinstalling the app again.

How to Clear Discord Cache on Windows

If you’re someone who likes to run Discord on the web to connect with the gaming community, you don’t have to worry about clearing the Discord cache. However, if you’re using a desktop client, you might have to because it saves all the images, GIFs, and videos from the servers and friends you’re connected to. Let’s start with the steps.

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type File Explorerand click Open.

tap File Explorer

Step 2: Type the address below in the address bar.


please note: Replace the username with your computer’s username.

type in the address below

Step 3: In the AppData window, open the Discord folder.

open the Discord folder

Step 4: Under the Discord folder you will find folders named Cache, Code Cache and GPUCache. Select all three folders with the Command key and click ‘Shift+Delete’ on your keyboard.

Under the Discord folder

There you go. You have successfully cleared the Discord cache from your Windows PC. Note that you have to delete the files permanently (ie also from the trash) to free up the space. What if you’re using the Discord desktop client on a Mac? Well, keep reading.

How to Clear Discord Cache on Mac

The steps are pretty much the same as in Windows; however, the file locations and the way to perform the steps are slightly different. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Finder and click Go.

click on Go to top

Step 2: Select the ‘Go to Directory’ option from the drop-down menu.

Select the Go to Folder option

Step 3: Type the address below in the text box and click Go.

~/Library/Application Support/discord/

Type the address below in the text box

Step 4: In the Discord folder, select folders named Cache, Code Cache and GPUCache, and press ‘Command + Delete’ on your keyboard.

press Command + Delete on your keyboard

There you go. You’ve cleared your Mac’s Discord cache and are good to go. Further check out the FAQ section below if you have any queries.

Frequently asked questions about clearing Discord Cache

1. Are cache files OK to delete?

Yes, it is good to clear cache data every now and then. Cleaning up cache files helps keep things clean and smooth.

2. What happens when the cache is full?

When the cache is full, the efficiency of the system or the software goes down drastically. Clearing the cache is recommended for optimal performance.

3. What is the purpose of a closet?

A cache file is mostly used to speed up data retrieval by reducing the number of times the storage is accessed. As a result, the process is speeded up and the flow of data becomes smoother.

4. Does Discord automatically clear cache?

Yes and no. If you use Discord’s web, the cache will be cleared as part of the browser’s cache. However, if you’re using Discord’s original app, you’ll need to clear the cache manually.

Clear Discord cache

Now that you know how to clear cache on Discord, it will be easy for you to clean up the junk cache files and save some storage space for some fruitful things. Just in case, after clearing the cache, the app is not functioning well, it is better to restart the Discord app to sort out the problem.

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