So you tend to hear a lot of talk about maintainance in the world of kodi but what is it?
basicaly its just like doing a service on your car it helps things run a lot more smoothly and helps prevent issues with addons, streams etc.
What is cached data?
Cached data is information which comes from a website, app, movie/tv show stream that is stored on your computer, android box, smartphone and tablet.
This data is stored on your machine, so that the next time you go to use it, it’ll already be available.
Why does cached data do this?
The simple reason is to save on loading time. A website, for example, might save data about the website’s layout on your PC. By doing this, it means your computer won’t have to load it from the internet all over again next time – it’ll already be there on the machine, which is much quicker.
Does cached data take up space?
Yes, the downside to cached data is that it is taking up space on your device, which means you should be clearing your cache on a regular basis as it is greatly recommended. This should not be confused with clearing data as explained below
What is clearing app data?
Clearing app data is a more severe (for want of better word) step. While the cache can be cleared with little risk to app settings, preferences and save states, clearing the app data will delete/remove these.
Clearing data resets an app to its default state: it makes your app act like when you first downloaded and installed it. For example, say you make changes to the settings of your favorite fitness app. You change the length of exercises and sound settings. Clearing the cache will not effect these saved settings. Clearing stored data, may – and in all likelihood – will. Also i recommend purging packages as well as this will also free up space on your device and make it run smoother.
so i hope that gives you a little bit more of an incite to what your cache is and what its doing.
There are loads of maintenance addons with kodi that will help you do this with just a few clicks once you have installed the addon itself such as add-on installer – maintenance tool, genietv addon-maintainance, community repo wizard just to name a few
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