Crunchyroll – How to Clear Cache and Speed It Up?


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You’re all settled in, and prepared to watch a marathon session of Attack On Titan or Demon Slayer, but two episodes in your show start buffering every 20 seconds. You’ve run a speed test, and everything looks great,but it still isn’t working. You may need to clear your cache to make Crunchyroll run faster. But how do you do this?

Crunchyroll runs on many platforms, and clearing your cache is different on every platform. While this is a fairly simple process, you probably just want to get back to watching your show before the energy drinks run out. Keep reading to find out how!

Why You Should Clear Cache On Crunchyroll

Sometimes your cache gets backed up with the memory of information you really don’t need any more (i.e., general search history). 

When your cache gets backed up with so much memory it can sometimes slow things down a bit. Crunchyroll has so much content, it just fills the cache a bit faster than most other apps. So, clearing your cache on Crunchyroll will allow you to stream anime without the slow buffering.

How to Clear the Cache for Crunchyroll

There are many different ways to clear the app cache for Crunchyroll depending on what device you’re using to watch this streaming platform. Take a look below to find your device’s method.

Android Devices

If you have an Android device, this is where you’ll want to look to learn how to clear Crunchyroll’s cache.

Here’s how to clear your cache on Android devices:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on App or manage app
  3. Find and tap the CrunchyRoll App
  4. Scroll down and tap storage
  5. On the bottom right corner tap clear cache
  6. Then on the bottom right tap clear data 
  7. You will then see a message, “All of this applications data will be deleted permanently.This includes all files settings accounts databases etc.”
  8. Click ok
  9. Go to the Play Store and search CrunchyRoll
  10. Tap Open
  11. Restart your phone

Now, let’s take a look at the next device’s method.

Apple/IOS Devices

If you have an Apple/IOS device that you watch Crunchyroll on, you may be wondering how to clear your app cache.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap iPhone Storage
  4. Scroll to or search for CrunchyRoll
  5. Select delete app
  6. Return to the App Store icon
  7. Search for CrunchyRoll
  8. Select the iCloud button or download the app again

Now, let’s look at clearing cache on Roku TVs.

Roku TVs

If you watch Crunchyroll on your Roku TV, you may not know how to clear the app’s cache.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Roku home screen
  2. Select CrunchyRoll
  3. Remove the channel by pressing the * button on your remote
  4. Restart your Roku TV
  5. Reinstall CrunchyRoll
  6. Sign back in to your CrunchyRoll account

Now, let’s look at the next method for a different device.

Fire TVs

If you have a Fire TV and your Crunchyroll app is being slow when you’re trying to stream anime, you may be wondering how to clear the cache.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to settings on your Fire TV
  2. Select Applications
  3. Go to Manage Installed Applications
  4. Select CrunchyRoll
  5. Select clear Cache
  6. Then choose Clear Data

Now, let’s take a look at how to clear your cache on Xbox One.

Xbox One

If you use the Crunchyroll app on your Xbox One, you may be wondering how to clear the cache.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Go down to DVD and Blu-ray
  3. Click on Clear and Persistent Storage
  4. Hold down the power button on the box until it shuts off

Now, let’s see how to do this on another game console.

Playstation 4

You may be wondering how to clear Crunchyroll’s cache on your Playstation 4 when it starts running slowly.

Follow these steps:

  1. Turn Off your PlayStation 4. Do not choose to enter Rest Mode.
  2. Once the indicator light on top of your PlayStation 4 is off and has stopped blinking, unplug the power cord from the back of your console.
  3. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  4. Plug the power cord back into your PlayStation 4 and turn it on.

Now you know how to clear your Crunchyroll app’s cache on a lot of different devices.

How Often Should You Clear Your Cache On Crunchyroll?

Clearing your cache is a temporary fix for when things are not running well. CrunchyRoll should run very efficiently for quite some time after that. Now you can get back to enjoying your show. But how often should you clear your cache?

Generally speaking your cache should not be cleared too often, as our devices are able to clear unnecessary data on their own. You should only clear your cache when your apps are running too slow again, or every month or two.

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