Cache Configuration

What is the Cache?

The cache is the space used by FlickStackr/PhotoStackr to store photos. There are 2 areas in the cache:

Future requests Cache

This is the cache used to store the photos you view, in this way when you view them again there is no need to download them from the internet as they are already on your device.

The photos are kept in the cache for future request until the maximum size specified is reached or you clear the cache.

Offline stacks Cache

When you configure a stack as offline, all the photos in the offline stack are stored in this cache. Photos in the offline stack cache are deleted only when you either delete the offline stack or you change the offline stack from offline to online.

Future request Cache - Settings

There are two settings you can use to control the behaviour of the cache that is used to store the photos you view. These two settings don't affect the offline stacks cache.

Cache Size

The cache size is the maximum space that can be used to store photos, by default this is configured to 500MB. When this maximum is reached the cache is cleaned automatically.

Tip: The cache size does not apply to offline stack cache.

To change the size of the cache:

  1. Go to the Home>Settings.
  2. Tap on the Options button
  3. Tap on Cache.
  4. Tap on Cache Size and select a desired size.

Tip: The cache will not be cleaned right after you decrease the cache size. If you want to force the cleaning of the cache you should turn on Clear Cache

Clear Cache

If you want to force the cleaning of the cache, you can by turning on Clear Cache. When you clean the cache, the offline stack cache is not deleted.

To clear the cache:

  1. Go to the Home>Settings.
  2. Tap on the Options button
  3. Tap on Cache.
  4. Turn on Clear Cache.
  5. Now stay in the app for a few minutes, so the clearing of the cache can happen.

Tip: With iOS5 and later you can see how much space is being used by each of your apps. Launch the Settings app, then go to General > Usage. Each installed app’s total storage space is shown.

Last updated October 17, 2013

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