Every app you use on your iOS device will produce a cache file and, over time, as the app is used, these files have a tendency to grow in size. Not only does this interfere with the way some apps work, it can also eat into valuable storage space. A new jailbreak tweak, called Lautus, has been developed to help keep those app caches clear, a tweak that makes use of the 3D Touch feature.
Image : Lautus Clears your iPhone App Cache using 3D Touch
Popular apps, like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, will generate large caches of information, including pictures and thumbnails, all of which are saved into your cache folder. This is done to speed up the browsing process, and makes the app load up faster in the future. However, if you don’t maintain the cache, it can soon run into hundreds of megabytes.
While iOS does handle the cache storage by itself, many users would prefer to do things their own way. After all, when your caches are overflowing, you can’t easily install large apps on your device, simply because there isn’t any space for it. The only options available on iOS are to delete and reinstall the app to set the cache storage back to zero and that can be quite cumbersome and time-consuming.
So, how does Lautus work ?
- Lautus allow you to manage your cache storage yourself by using the 3D Touch features on any of the app icons on your Home screen to clear out the cache files for that app. When you press down hard on the icon, a menu will appear, giving you option to clear out the cache.
- It works with all types of app, whether they are the stock iOS apps or third-party ones. It is compatible with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with the 3D Touch features or on any older iOS device that uses a tweak to simulate 3D Touch.
- Lautus is hidden in the 3D Touch menu so you won’t need to worry about hitting it accidentally – you will have to actively find it and use it, stopping unwanted cache clearance from happening.
Provided your iOS device is compatible, i.e. a jailbroken 3D Touch enabled device or an older one with a simulation tweak installed on it, you can get Lautus from the BigBoss repository on Cydia, completely Free. Tell us what you think of Lautus and if you want to be kept up to date with the latest news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and Subscribe to our newsletter for updates direct to your inbox.