Discord cache files are built up with every image, video and funny GIF you send and receive on the platform and fill up your disk space unnecessarily. You can follow the steps below to easily clear Discord cache files on your Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device.
How to clear Discord cache files in Windows
To clear the Discord cache files on your Windows computer, you must delete the files manually.
You can find them in the Discord AppData folder. To open it in Windows File Explorer, type the following in the file path box:
Locate the “Cache”, “Code Cache” and “GPUCache” folders in your Discord AppData directory. You can right-click on each of them and then click “Delete”.
You must empty the Recycle Bin afterwards to ensure that the files are deleted completely. To do so, just double-click the Trash on the desktop, and then click “Empty Trash.”
How to clear Discord cache files on a Mac
You can clear Discord cache files in a similar way on a Mac. First open the Finder and then click Go> Go To Folder.
To access the hidden folder with the Discord files, type the following in the “Go to folder” text box:
Right-click the “Cache”, “Code Cache” and “GPUCache” folders in the Discord data folder, and then click “Move to Trash” (or “Move to Trash”).
Then you need to empty the trash. Just right-click the Trash in the Dock, and then click “Empty Trash” (or “Empty Trash”).
How to clear Discord cache files on Android
Just like on Windows and Mac computers, the Android version of the Discord app saves certain files (such as photos and videos) as cache files.
You can clear these by clearing the Discords cache from the Android settings menu. The steps vary depending on your device and Android version – the following works specifically for Android 10 or later.
First swipe down once (or twice) from the top and tap the gear icon to jump into the device’s “Settings” menu and then tap “Apps”.
Scroll down to “Discord” or type it in the search field at the top and then tap it to continue.
In the “Discord” menu, you see how much storage space the app currently uses. Press “Storage” to access more options.
In the “Storage” menu, you can clear all app information or simply clear all saved cache files; press “Clear cache” to do it later.
This instantly deletes redundant cache files for the Discord app on your Android device. You can do this regularly to minimize the amount of data saved by the app.
To clear Discord cache files on an iPhone or iPad
Unfortunately, there is no built-in method for deleting cache files on an iPhone or iPad. You will need to uninstall the Discord app to delete any cache files that may have been saved and then reinstall it from the App Store.
To do this, tap Settings> General> Storage on iPhone (or iPad), then scroll down and tap “Discord”.
Then tap “Delete app” and then tap it again on the following screen to confirm.
Alternatively, you can long press the Discord icon on the home screen and then tap “Delete app” to delete Discord.
Once the app has been removed, locate it in the App Store and then install it again. You must log in again to your Discord account to use the app again.