Just like many other communication apps, WeChat can record a lot of private data and leave it lurking on your iPhone without your knowledge, even after your uninstall it from your iPhone. You might try manually deleting your messages or your cache, but that won’t help if someone tries to go through your iPhone using recovery tools.
Another concern is that unfortunately WeChat eats up a huge chunk of our iPhone storage and slows down your iPhone. In fact, at some point, the accumulated cache data on the app becomes even much more than the WeChat app itself, and may be as much as several Gbs.
So, it is important you clear the WeChat Cache on your iPhone regularly to free up space or protect privacy.
3 Ways to Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone
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.
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.
Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone in WeChat App
You can use the Manage Storage feature on WeChat to clear the cache. To do this, you should open WeChat, go to Settings > General > Storage > Clear WeChat.
After you follow these steps, WeChat will automatically clear then cache. Note that this option will not clear up all of the useless Wechat cache and only a little storage space will be released (generally about 50MB), which makes it not the best option to clear up the WeChat cache on iPhone.
Throughly Clear up All iPhone WeChat Cache
As we mentioned before, the quickest way to delete the 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 of the WeChat cache on your iPhone without actually deleting other important WeChat data. In fact, all your invisible Wechat junk files — like caches, cookies, crash logs and corrupted files — 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. 1-Click mode can be used to throughly clear your WeChat Cache by removing junk files on your iPhone. Other additional options include removing large files, compressing and deleting photos, and mass deleting videos / apps.
So how to Clear WeChat Cache on iPhone?
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.
Not only can iMyFone Umate Pro delete the cache of WeChat, but it also works for deleting caches of other apps, such as WhatsApp, Skype, Snapchat, Viber, and others. The cache of all of these apps can be cleaned at once conveniently and easily.
WeChat Data Can Be Permanently Deleted, 100%
Manually deleting chats, messages and media files is recoverable. In order to permanently erase your sensitive WeChat data, you should consider erase modes on iMyFone Umate Pro which can permanently erase data, making the erased data unrecoverable even with the most modern recovery software.
- Permanently Delete Current WeChat Data: It is possible that your WeChat data contains private information. 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.
- Permanently Erase Deleted WeChat Data: This erase mode simply 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 erases these identified deleted WeChat files permanently giving it no chance to be recovered again.
- Permanently Delete WeChat Fragments: Did you know that a lot of apps leave behind fragments of private information, even after they have been deleted and uninstalled? Not only does this happen with WeChat, but also WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and others. This erase mode will permanently delete this fragments of private data so that no one will ever be able to see what you were up to. This is extremely important, especially if you ever plan on giving away your iPhone.
In short, Umate Pro offers the best way to permanently delete all of your private WeChat data. It can permanently delete current and deleted WeChat messages and attachments, permanently delete your cache, and delete all the private fragments that the app may leave behind.
I suppose you can download and freely run iMyFone Umate Pro to see how many fragments produced by your WeChat and how many deleted weChat files are still recoverable. You will get shocked.