How to clear the React native Cache
In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to clear or remove the cache from a React native app.
When we install a packages using the
npm install <package-name> command npm stores the cache inside the user file system.
The default cache directory is
~/.npm on Posix (mac or linux), or
%AppData%/npm-cache on Windows.
Clearing the cache in React native
To clear a cache in react native app, we need to run the
npm start -- --reset-cache command in our terminal.
Here is an example:
npm start -- --reset-cache
If the above command doesn’t not clear your cache, follow the below steps.
- First, clean the
npmcache by using the following command.
npm cache clean --force
- Delete the
rm -rf node_modules package-lock.json
or you can delete it manually by right-clicking on it and select the
- Now, re-install the npm packages again by running the below command.
- Start the development server using the appropriate command, like
npm run dev. It will work successfully without any errors.