How to Delete Telegram Cache Files 2023 [Android, iPhone, Windows]

How to Delete Telegram Cache Files 2021

Tell me one thing, does your Telegram app is consuming way more storage on your device? If that is so, then it is because of its cache files. Cache stores the duplicate temporary files of your Telegram data, videos, pictures, and more which are later on used to load them faster. But, it will also suck up your device memory, like drinking juice from a straw. That’s why we will learn to delete Telegram cache files today.

To clear the Telegram cache, first, open your Telegram. Tap on three horizontal lines from the upper left. After that, tap on settings and select Data & Storage option. Next, tap on Storage Usage, and finally, tap on clear Telegram Cache.

This is how you can erase the cache in Telegram within 2 minutes.

Now, it will free up your device memory, and you can use Telegram just like before without worrying about storage.

You don’t have to delete your chats or any media files; delete the cache.

Now, I have also mentioned the steps to remove the cache of Telegram on different devices, such as Android, iPhone, and Windows 10 pc.

So, go through those topics and give life to your device’s internal storage.

What Happens If You Clear Cache on Telegram?

Before moving to our main topic, it is necessary to know what will happen when you clear the Telegram cache.

Does it affect your Telegram using experience? Is it good to delete the cache of the Telegram app?

Well, as I mentioned above, removing Telegram cache files is simply erasing old duplicate media files from your device.

By doing this, you will have more storage space on your device. You can still view the media files, such as videos, photos, and voice messages you receive or send.

In case you lose your social media files or data, then you can re-download it from the Telegram cloud.

This is rare that users lose their data or information after deleting cache files.

I personally also have removed around 2 GB of Telegram cache files after 4 months of using it.

This happens only in my case; it can differ from user to user.

The more you share media files, the more likely you will store the cache on Telegram.

How to Delete Telegram Cache Files?

Telegram has a different section for its cache files.

This means even though you remove the cache of Telegram, and it won’t delete your app login credentials or chat messages.

But, in the case of other apps, clearing the cache means using the app from the beginning (just like starting from scratch).

So, deleting the cache of Telegram is simple, secure as well as fast, which you can do from any device you want. However, you may have to go through slightly different steps.

But don’t worry, you will find all the steps in this article.

Tip: If your device storage is in a tight condition, which means even though clearing the cache won’t help that much to free your storage, then you can shift your Telegram app to external memory.

This means changing Telegram’s default storage to an SD card. Doing this will help you to free up storage. But it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to clear the cache. You will have even more storage to download movies on Telegram and other content.

Note: While following the steps to delete Telegram cache files on your devices, make sure that you are properly connected to the internet. Other than this, do not clear the cache of Telegram from the device’s internal settings. It will wipe out all your Telegram app data and information. You have to do it from the app itself. 

Clear Telegram Cache on Android

If you are using an Android device and looking for a process to erase the cache of Telegram in order to free up storage, then you can follow the following steps.

1. Open your Telegram app.

2. Tap on horizontal lines from the upper left corner.

3. Next, tap on Settings from the menu.

4. Under the Settings section, choose the Data and Storage option.

5. After that, tap on Storage Usage.

6. Tap on Clear Telegram cache.

7. Choose clear cache.

Clear Telegram Cache on iPhone

To clear the Telegram cache on iPhone/iPad, follow the following few easy steps.

1. Tap on the Telegram icon.

2. Login into your Telegram account if needed.

3. Go to the settings, which you can find at the bottom lower right corner.

4. Tap on Data and Storage.

5. Select the Storage Usage option.

6. Finally, tap on the clear Telegram cache.

Extra tip: You can even clear cache files from the individual chat section on IOS. For example, if you are only sharing too many media files with that one individual person on Telegram, then you can only delete the cache from that chat. This way, you don’t have to clear the whole cache on Telegram. Select the chat section, which is the root cause of storing too many caches, and remove it for good. To do so, choose the chat list and tap on Delete from the cache.

Clear Telegram Cache on PC

In order to delete Telegram cache files on Windows 10 pc, first, you must have access to the Telegram desktop app or Telegram web.

If you wish to continue from the Web version of Telegram, then visit the site But, if you don’t want to use the web version, then download the Telegram desktop app on your pc.

Note: It is not necessary to clear the cache files of Telegram on a PC. That’s because your PC has a huge amount of internal storage. And clearing the cache of Telegram on a laptop means taking a glass of water from the lake. So, leave it like that and enjoy your chat on Telegram. However, suppose you use additional heavy software or apps like Photoshop, illustrator, and video editing like a premium pro. In that case, you can think about clearing the Telegram cache. 

You can’t directly clear the Telegram cache on a PC from the app itself or the Telegram web.

But, there are different methods to delete cache files on Telegram desktop and Telegram web on windows 10. Have a closer look!

Using RUN

One of the simple methods to clear the cache of Telegram as well as your all-around PC cache is from the command “%temp%.”

Using this command will free up some space on your computer and also helps to boost performance.

Go to your Windows search bar from the bottom left corner to use this command.

Next, type RUN and hit enter. After that, type %temp% and click on the OK button.

Finally, select all the files from that folder and delete them.

From File Explorer

The next method to delete the Telegram cache is from the computer file explorer.

Just open your file explorer and locate the Telegram folder, and from there, delete the files.

But remember, it can also delete your login credentials.

From Browser

If you are using the Web version of Telegram, then you have to clear your browser cache.

To do so, follow the following steps.

Note: By following this process, it will delete all your other browsing cache too.

So, think before you act.

1. Open the Telegram browser. In my case, I’m using Google chrome.

2. Click on three vertical dots from the upper right corner.

3. Select settings.

4. Under Privacy and security, click on the Clear browsing data option.

5. Next, only select the cached images and files option.

6. Finally, click on clear data.

How to Automatically Delete Cache Files of Telegram?

Did you know you can also automatically remove cache files of Telegram?

If you don’t want to follow the above manual process, then this process will save you time.

You can set a time on Telegram and after that time limit is over, Telegram will automatically clear the cache.

So, here are the steps to do that.

1. Open the Telegram app.

2. Go to the settings.

3. Tap on Data and storage.

4. Again, tap on storage usage.

5. There, you can see a Keep Media section.

6. From there, select the time (3 days, 1 week, 1 month, or forever).

You don’t have to select the forever option because if you do, then it won’t delete the cache of Telegram automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Clear Telegram Cache Mean?

Clearing the cache of Telegram means removing duplicate media files from your device. It will also free up your internal device storage.

How to Open Telegram Cache Files?

To open Telegram cache files, just open Telegram> settings> data and storage> storage usage.

Telegram is Taking up too Much Space. What to Do?

If Telegram is taking up too much space, then you have to clear its cache files. This will delete the unwanted files of Telegram and helps to free up storage.

Where is Telegram Cache Stored?

You can locate Telegram cache files on file explorer> Telegram> Telegram Documents.

Where is Telegram Cache Located in Windows?

You can normally find the Telegram cache in Windows on “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Telegram Desktop.”

However, the Telegram web is stored in your browser database.


Lastly, now it all depends on you. If you want to free up some storage on your device, then follow the above methods to clear Telegram cache files. But, if you have enough space on your device, then you can leave it like that.

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