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By jkcarp94, Senior Member on 3rd June 2014, 04:37 PM
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I was cleaning up my device and noticed as I was cleaning cache files that Skype has a massive 1.44GB cache on my device. I don't use it. I have it for emergencies but never use it. Why does Skype build up such a ridiculous cache size?
 
 
3rd June 2014, 06:11 PM |#2  
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I was cleaning up my device and noticed as I was cleaning cache files that Skype has a massive 1.44GB cache on my device. I don't use it. I have it for emergencies but never use it. Why does Skype build up such a ridiculous cache size?

It's lazy programming. You're probably looking for some technical answer, but it really is that simple this time.
3rd June 2014, 06:25 PM |#3  
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I was cleaning up my device and noticed as I was cleaning cache files that Skype has a massive 1.44GB cache on my device. I don't use it. I have it for emergencies but never use it. Why does Skype build up such a ridiculous cache size?

Likely because it is now copying your conversation history from other devices onto your phone (so you can pick up on previous conversations)
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Never used Skype on any device. It is there for emergencies only. I have no idea what it is doing.
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Never used Skype on any device. It is there for emergencies only. I have no idea what it is doing.

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