What does it mean when iOS app says cleaning?

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Sometimes you may appear a message under facebook app icon or other iOS apps (iWork, Whatsapp, YouTube, instagram, Pinterest) say ‘’cleaning’’. So radially, having a question what does it mean when iOS app says cleaning? Therefore before started the topic I’m tell you please don’t worry about it. Here we’ll discuss about cleaning word under the iOS application icon.

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Complete guide on what does it mean when iOS app says cleaning?

This type of case almost happens with less storage iPhone, iPad users, mean 16GB and 32GB iOS device. Since iPhone app icon will appear may be dimmed color with under cleaning word.  what does it mean when iOS app says cleaning? iPhone, ipad

When Cleaning word is appearing on iOS gadgets?

Typically, cleaning word appears when your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is clearing the app’s cache. It’s nothing but temporary storage area of app directories (documents & data) on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. For that you don’t need to do anything; just little wait for the word to go away, which means the process is complete the icon will return to normal. No data is lost during cache cleaning.

Now in iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices the cache cleaning process occurs automatically. It does when your iOS device has less than 1 GB of available storage. You can check available storage space on your iOS 8 or iOS 9 device from this post.

Automatically cache cleaning process is a storage management feature. It’s designed to optimize the performance of your iOS device when space is limited. The cache for infrequently used documents is cleared first.

Now if you want to know that the; which apps are targeted for cleanup first?

Then there is not specially clue as how that works. But it does cache clean for that app which contain lots of data being ‘’cleaned’’ before other apps.

Hopefully, you understand in actual what does it mean when iOS app says cleaning?

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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