If you own a Toshiba Fire TV and have noticed sluggish performance or other glitches while using apps, clearing the cache can often help improve the device’s speed and overall performance.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to clear the cache on your Toshiba Fire TV. Let’s get started.
Clearing the Cache on Toshiba Fire TV
1. Navigate to the Settings Menu
To begin, get your Toshiba Fire TV remote control and press the Home button. This will take you to the home screen. From there, scroll to the top and select the Settings option — represented by a gear icon.
2. Access the Applications Menu
Within the Settings menu, scroll to the right until you find the Applications option. Select it to proceed.
3. Manage Installed Applications
In the Applications menu, scroll down until you see the Manage Installed Applications option. This is where you can view all the applications installed on your Toshiba Fire TV.
4. Choose the App or System Setting
Scroll through the list of installed applications and select the one you want to clear the cache. If you want to clear the cache for the entire device, select Settings or System.
5. Clear the Cache
Once you’ve chosen the desired application or system setting, you will be presented with several options, such as Force Stop, Clear Data, and Clear Cache. Select the Clear Cache option.
6. Confirm Cache Clearing
A confirmation message will appear on the screen, asking if you want to clear the cache. To proceed, select Clear to confirm your decision.
7. Repeat for Additional Apps
If you wish to clear the cache for other applications, go back to the list of installed applications and repeat steps 4 to 6 for each app you want to clear the cache.
8. Return to the Home Screen
After clearing the cache for all the desired applications, press the home button on your Toshiba Fire TV remote to return to the home screen.
Other Ways to Troubleshoot Sluggish Performance on a Toshiba Fire TV
If you’re experiencing performance issues on your Toshiba Fire TV, there are other troubleshooting steps you can take to improve performance (if clearing the cache didn’t help).
Here are some other troubleshooting tips to try:
Restart Your Toshiba Fire TV
A simple restart can often resolve minor performance issues.
Press and hold the Home button on your remote control, select the Settings option, navigate to Device & Software, and choose Restart.
Give your device a few moments to reboot and check if the performance has improved.
Check Your Internet Connection
Slow internet speeds can affect the performance of streaming apps on your Fire TV.
Ensure that your Toshiba Fire TV is connected to a stable internet connection.
You can try troubleshooting your internet connection by rebooting your router. Also, try switching between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi network to see if it resolves the problem.
Clear Storage Space
Insufficient storage space can lead to performance issues on your Fire TV.
To free up storage space, navigate to the Settings menu, select Applications, then Manage Installed Applications.
Review the list of installed apps and remove any unnecessary or unused ones. You can also clear app data or cache for specific apps to free up additional space.
Update Firmware and Apps
Keeping your Toshiba Fire TV’s firmware and apps up-to-date can improve performance and fix any known issues.
Go to the Settings menu, select Device & Software, and choose Check for System Update to ensure your device is running the latest software.
Also, visit the Amazon App Store and go to Settings > My Apps to check for available app updates.
Adjust Display Settings
If you’re experiencing performance issues while streaming video content, adjusting the display settings may help.
Go to the Settings menu, select Display & Sounds, and choose Display. From here, you can lower the resolution or change other display settings to match the capabilities of your TV.
As a last resort, if none of the above methods resolve the performance issues, you can perform a factory reset. This will restore your Toshiba Fire TV to its original settings, removing all apps, data, and settings.
To do a factory reset, navigate to Settings > Device & Software > Reset to Factory Defaults. Please note that this will erase all your data, so make sure to back up any important information before proceeding.
Clearing the cache on your Toshiba Fire TV can help resolve performance issues and improve the overall functionality of your device.
However, if clearing the cache doesn’t fix the performance issues, try other troubleshooting steps.