How to Delete Telegram Cache Files 2022 [Android, iPhone, Windows]

Tell me one thing, does your Telegram app is consuming way more storage on your device? If that 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 the straw. That’s why, today, we will learn to delete Telegram cache files.

To clear Telegram cache, first, open your Telegram. Tap on three horizontal lines from 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 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; just 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 video, photo, voice message which you receive or sent.

In case you lost your social media files or data, then you can re-download it from the Telegram cloud. This is kind of rare where users have lost 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 users to users. 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, 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, change Telegram default storage to SD card. By doing this, it will help you out 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 from 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 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 Telegram cache on iPhone/iPad, follow the following few easy steps.

  1. Tap on 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 clear Telegram cache.

Extra tip: On IOS, you can even clear cache files from the individual chat section. For example, if you are only sharing too many media files to that one individual person on Telegram, then you can only delete 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 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 Telegram desktop app on your pc.

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

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

On e of the simple methods to clear cache of Telegram as well as your all-around PC cache is from command “%temp%.” Using this command, will free up some space on your computer and also helps to boost performance.

To use this command, simply go to your Windows search bar from the bottom left corner. Next, type RUN and hit enter. After that, type %temp% and click on OK button. Finally, select all the files from that folder and delete them.

From File Explorer

The next method to delete 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 browser. In my case, I’m using Google chrome.
  2. Click on three vertical dots from upper right corner.
  3. Select settings.
  4. Under Privacy and security, click on Clear browsing data option.
  5. Next, only select 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 your 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 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, either (3days, 1week, 1month, 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 too Much Space. What to Do?

If Telegram is taking 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 Telegram cache in Windows on “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Telegram Desktop.” However, for the Telegram web, it 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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