WeChat is one of the most popular chat apps for iOS devices all over the world. Fortunately WeChat is even feature rich much more than other IM apps. For example, it has a Sight feature which can record and share videos in chats as well as moments.
However, unfortunately it eats up a huge chunk of our iPhone storage and slow down iPhone. In fact, at some point, the accumulated cache data on the app becomes even much more than the WeChat app itself, may be as more as several GBs, it is important we clear WeChat Cache iPhone regularly to free up and seed up iPhone.
3 Ways to Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone
Quick Way: Uninstall to Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone
To clear up WeChat Cache on your iPhone, the quickest way will be to uninstall the app and re-installing it on your device.
However, it is important to note that this will not only delete the app cache but will also remove all the app data on your iPhone. If you still want to retain some messages, videos, photos as well as other data received or sent through the app, then it is not advisable to uninstall the app.
Partly Cleanup: Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone via WeChat App
You can use the Manage Storage feature on WeChat to clear cache. To do this, you should open WeChat, go to Settings > General > Storage > Clear WeChat.
Then WeChat will automatically clear cache. But note that this option will not clear up all useless Wechat cache and only little storage space is released, generally about 50MB, which makes it not the best option to clear up WeChat cache on iPhone.
Complete Cleanup: Freeware to Clear up All iPhone WeChat Cache
Like said earlier, the quickest way to delete WeChat cache is to uninstall and reinstall the app. However, it will delete all other important WeChat data on your iPhone rendering the whole process unsuitable.
iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is an all in one solution for iOS space saving and privacy protection which is capable of cleaning all iOS files. It has the capability to delete all WeChat cache iPhone without actually deleting other important WeChat data. In fact, all your invisible Wechat junk files, like caches, cookies, crash logs and corrupted files etc.,can be removed for FREE.
The program is easy to use, fast and at the end leaves you with enough storage recovered from your device which ensures that your device performs at an optimal speed. To clear your WeChat cache, the Umate Pro 1-Click mode can be used, this mode will clear your WeChat Cache by removing junk files on your iPhone. Other additional options include removing large files, compressing and deleting photos, mass delete videos/apps.
How to Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro
Step 1: Connect your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the 1-Click mode, and scan you iPhone.
Step 3: After the scan finished, choose the “Junk files” option, click on “Clean” to delete your WeChat cache on iPhone.
Permanently Erase Personal WeChat Data for Privacy Protection
One important thing to note is that the 1-Click solution would delete some junk files but these files can be recovered. However, in order to permanently erase your sensitive WeChat data which include chats, messages, history, contacts etc, it is important to use the erase modes which have the capability of a permanent erase, making the erased data unrecoverable even with the most modern recovery software.
The Erase modes that can erase your WeChat data permanently include:
- Erase Deleted Files: This erase mode simple ensures that the already deleted WeChat data which can be recovered is permanently deleted. Note that iMyFone Umate pro is equipped with features which can show all these already deleted WeChat files and this erase mode erase these identified deleted WeChat files permanently giving it no chance to be recovered again.
- Erase Private Files: It is possible that your WeChat data contains private information which will not be good for private viewing. In this case, the Erase Private Data mode destroys this private WeChat data making it 100% unrecoverable and ensures your private data is kept secured.
- Erase All Data: If you want to sell your old iPhone, give it to others or just send it for repairing, then you'd better firstly erase your personal iPhone data, that's what this mode can do for you!