Clear App Cache / Data:

NOTE: In case one of your apps crashes, freezes, takes up too much storage inexplicably etc. you can try fixing these issues by clearing the application’s cache and / or data.

WARNING! By clearing an app’s data you will delete all personal information stored within the app, including save files, settings, profiles, high scores, login and credit card information etc. To avoid losing personal data, clear only the app’s cache.

  1. Open the apps drawer on the home screen
  2. Go to “Settings
  3. Scroll to “Phone” and tap “Apps
  4. Select the desired app and tap “Storage
  5. Tap “Clear cache
  6. If necessary, tap “Clear data” > “OK” (read WARNING above)

Reboot in Safe Mode and Uninstall an App:

NOTE: If you have installed a third party app that causes issues and prevents you from removing it, you should be able to uninstall the app from within Safe Mode. In this mode, all third party applications are disabled by default.

  1. Press and hold “Power” while viewing the home screen
  2. In the “Power Options” pop-up, tap and hold “Power off
  3. When prompted to “Reboot to safe mode”, tap “Restart
  4. Wait for the device to reboot and once done, you should see a “Safe Mode” label in the lower-left area of the home screen
  5. To uninstall an app, first go to “Settings
  6. Next, scroll to “Phone” and tap “Apps”
  7. Go to “Downloaded” and select the application you want to remove
  8. Tap “Uninstall” > “OK
  9. To exit safe mode, return to the home screen, press and hold “Power”, and power-cycle your device as you normally would

Wipe the Cache Partition:

NOTE: If your phone crashes, freezes, runs out of storage inexplicably, or for whatever reason doesn’t work as intended and you’re considering factory resetting it, you can try solving these problems by clearing the phone’s cache instead. Doing so can yield similar results to a factory reset, without losing any personal data.

  1. Ensure the phone is turned off
  2. Press and hold “Volume Down
  3. Press and hold “Power” until the phone vibrates
  4. Once in the “hTC download mode” menu, release “Volume down” too
  5. Navigate the menu by pressing “Volume down” repeatedly, and highlight “reboot to bootloader
  6. Press “Power” to select the highlighted option
  7. Press “Volume down” to highlight “Boot to Recovery Mode
  8. Press “Power
  9. In the Recovery menu, press “Volume down” to highlight “wipe cache partition
  10. Press “Power
  11. After the cache is wiped, “Reboot system now” will be highlighted
  12. Press “Power” one last time to confirm and reboot your phone

NOTE: If clearing the cache partition didn’t solve the issues, you can visit this thread for instructions on how you can, instead, factory reset the HTC 10 Lifestyle.

See More: HTC 10 Lifestyle: Clear App Cache / Data; Reboot to Safe Mode; Wipe the Cache Partition