Clear iOS cache programmatically

Leo Wagner de Souza 691 Reputation points
2024-02-08T21:59:58.0233333+00:00

How can I programmatically clean the app cache on iOS, so the user can restart the app like if it was a clean reinstall?

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  1. Vahid Ghafarpour 14,215 Reputation points
    2024-02-09T01:22:26.8033333+00:00

    I think you can do it by clearing all URLs Something like this:

    import Foundation
    
    class CacheManager {
        static func clearAppCache() {
            // Define the cache directory path
            guard let cacheDirectory = FileManager.default.urls(for: .cachesDirectory, in: .userDomainMask).first else {
                return
            }
            
            do {
                // Get all files in the cache directory
                let fileURLs = try FileManager.default.contentsOfDirectory(at: cacheDirectory, includingPropertiesForKeys: nil, options: [])
                
                // Delete each file
                for fileURL in fileURLs {
                    try FileManager.default.removeItem(at: fileURL)
                }
                
                print("Cache cleared successfully!")
            } catch {
                print("Error clearing cache: \(error.localizedDescription)")
            }
        }
    }
    
    // Usage example:
    CacheManager.clearAppCache()
    

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