Clear App Cache – Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus

Posted by David Covington on April 3, 2017

Does your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus freeze often? Or, perhaps, you’ve noticed some glitches and delays in its functioning? No need to consider buying yourself another device. You would be surprised to discover that most problems reported on Samsung’s latest flagships are very easy to troubleshoot with one of these two methods:

  1. Performing a factory reset so you can bring the device back to its default settings;
  2. Clearing the app cache so you can get rid of any potential glitches.


Today we would like to talk to you about the second option. That’s because as opposed to the first one, this process won’t erase everything you had on your smartphone. It could remove some settings, which means that the app would act as if you have just installed it and you need to configure it once again, but that’s not hard at all.

The cache is a special memory that your Samsung Galaxy S8 system has and that every app you have ever installed has embedded into its own system. The latter is precisely that app cache we were talking about. Apps use it to ensure a smoother transition when you’re juggling with more than one app at the same time. So, it stores data temporarily and when you notice apps that start freezing or crashing, you want to wipe this particular type of cache.


The simple steps to clearing the app cache on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Like mentioned, the app cache stores pieces of information designed to help you better use more than one app at the same time. When you want to clear the app cache, you can decide to do it for a particular app, the one that makes your smartphone freeze or crash or you can do it with all your apps at once.


To clear individual app cache, you will have to:

  1. Tap on the Apps icon from the Home screen;
  2. Select Settings;
  3. Access Applications;
  4. Go to Application Manager;
  5. Tap on the app whose cache you want to clear;
  6. Select Storage;
  7. Select Clear Cache.


Just keep in mind that the instructions from above will only work when running the Galaxy S8 in the Standard mode. Also, not all apps will have this option available.


To clear the cache data for all your apps you will have to:

  1. Go back to the Storage menu under the general Settings
  2. Select Cached Data
  3. Select Delete


This is how you handle the app cache issues on any Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Only when the entire above will fail to solve your problems you can consider performing a factory reset.

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