How to Access Cache on Android

TipsMake today will show you how to view content on the clipboard of your Android device. You can paste the cache to see what's currently there, or get a third-party app from the Play Store to keep track of everything you've copied.

Paste the cache

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Open the text messaging app on your device. This is an app that allows you to send text messages to another phone number from your device. Depending on the device model, the application may be named Messages, Messenger, Text Messages, Android Messages or Messages.

If you're using a tablet, you can open any app that has the ability to write notes, send messages, or edit text of any kind. If you can't find a suitable app on your device, you can open the email and use the text field in the email body, or go to Google Drive and create a new document.

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Compose a new message. On the messaging app, tap the message button to start a new text message. This button usually looks like a " + " or pencil icon on most devices.

Or, you can start a new message on another messaging or chat app like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, etc.

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Press and hold on the data field to compose the message. This is the text field on the screen where you type your message. A menu will pop up.

On some devices, you need to add a recipient and tap the Next button first before you can tap the data field to compose the message.

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Click the Paste button . If there's something in your cache, you'll see the Paste option in the pop-up menu. When you tap it, the cached content will be pasted into the message field.

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Delete message. So now that you know the content in the cache, you can cancel the message you just composed. This way, you can see what's on the cache without sending this message to anyone.

Download a cache management application

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Open the Google Play Store app. The Play Store icon looks like a multicolored arrow in the Apps list on the device.

You need internet access to browse the Play Store.

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Find and download cache management apps on the Play Store. A cache manager lets you keep track of your clipboard history by saving any data you've copied and pasted. You can browse the Productivity section in Categories, or use the Search data field at the top of the screen to find a free/paid cache management program.

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Open the cache manager application. Find the cache management program you just downloaded in the Apps list and click to open the application.

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Check the cache log in the clipboard management program. The cache manager application will display a list of content that you have copied to the clipboard.

Most cache management programs, such as Clipboard Manager and aNdClip, will open your clipboard log. On some applications like Clipper, you need to click on the Clipboard tab at the top of the screen.

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