This article provides a general description of the Offline Caching feature and key aspects regarding performance to keep in mind when the feature is enabled.
Each time a user launches a new feature within an application, it will enable Offline Caching, which allows users to view application content later without an Internet connection.
Additionally, when a user loads the application, the images are saved in the device temporarily, while it remains open. Once the application is closed, the data is removed.
This temporary storage guarantees quicker loading times since images do not need to reload each time a specific tab or view is visited. For example, when a user accesses the Contact tab for the first time, the application will load the background image and content. When the user leaves the tab and then returns, the content will be pulled from the device memory, so it does not need to reload.
Regarding performance, keep the following in mind:
- Tabs that require a data connection to function will not be available in offline mode. For example, YouTube Channel, Music, and Web Site tabs, and even Info tabs with dynamic web content stream from the web, and therefore, cannot perform without an active connection.
- For the content to cache correctly, the tab and all sub-menus must be loaded at least once with a live Internet connection. If they have not been loaded previously, the user will see the below warning message:
Please connect to the Internet.