Why you should clear the cache partition after updating to Android Lollipop?
Finally, most Moto G (including Moto G 2nd Gen) and Moto X (including Moto X 2nd Gen) owners received the Android Lollipop update.
But for some Moto G and Moto X owners, the phone may behave weirdly. A few owners may feel the phone is less responsive although Android Lollipop update should bring a faster Moto G or Moto X.
Some owners may face battery drain problems. Again, Android Lollipop should give you slightly longer battery life on Moto G (including Moto X 2nd Gen) and Moto X (including Moto X 2nd Gen).
So, what’s wrong with the Android Lollipop on these phones?
Someone may suggest you to do a factory data reset. But it is usually not necessary.
Very often, the weird behavior or poorer performance is caused by some leftovers in your cache partition.
Clearing cache partition can surprisingly solve most of such problems, without losing any personal settings.
Actually, you should clear the cache partition after any major Android update.
Will clearing cache partition remove my files or accounts or apps or settings?
Clearing cache partition does NOT affect any of your settings. It does NOT delete your files or accounts or apps.
In short, clearing cache partition is totally different from factory data reset, which will erase all your data, apps and settings.
Normally, factory reset is the last resort to solve software related issues. Before trying factory reset, experienced Android support engineer will try to clear the cache partition first. Most of the problems can then be solved without resetting the phone.
Step-by-step guide on how to clear cache partition on Moto G and Moto X after Android Lollipop update
After the Android Lollipop update, the procedures of clearing cache partition on Moto G and Moto X are slightly changed. If you follow old guides, you may find you cannot get the wipe cache partition option in recovery mode. I will highlight this next.
Step 1: Power off Moto G or Moto X
Press and hold power button for about 2-3 seconds.
You should get the Power off option on the screen as shown below.
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