How to Clear Cookies on a Samsung TV
You probably already know that a device can perform faster if you’re to clear the cookies and cache. But did you know that the same is true for your Samsung smart TV? Do this regularly and you will not only improve the performance of your TV but also help protect it against malware.
However, many Samsung TV owners still don’t do this simply because they don’t know how to do it. Are you one of them? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
What to Do Before Deleting Cookies
Before you go about deleting cookies, you’ve got to prepare for it first. Namely, your need to enable the Broadcasting option. If you don’t do that, you won’t be able to access it and clear the cookies. Here’s what you must do:
- Select the Home button on your TV’s remote control.
- Hit the Source button.
- You’ll now see a couple of icons. Samsung TV should be checked.
- Next, press Source again.
- Go to Settings and you’ll see that Broadcasting isn’t greyed out anymore, which means that you’ve enabled it.
However, if the option is still greyed out, you can try unplugging the TV. Wait a couple of moments and then repeat the steps. That should do the trick.
Clearing Cookies on Samsung TV
Now that you’ve enabled Broadcasting, it’s time to clear the cookies. Needless to say, the steps will vary from one TV to another. Here are what you have to do according to the series of your Samsung TV.
Clearing Cookies on the MU/M/NU/Q/The Frame Series of TVs (2017 and up) and the K/KU/KS Series of TVs (2016)
For any of these models, this is what you should do:
- Turn on your TV.
- Hit the Home button your remote controller.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Check the Broadcasting option, which you’ve previously enabled.
- You’ll see a new menu. Head over to Expert Settings.
- Make sure to select HbbTV settings.
- You should now see Delete browsing data. Click on it.
- Confirm that you want to delete the data by selecting Yes.
Clearing Cookies on the J/JU/JS Series of TVs (2015)
To clear cookies on any TV in these series, follow these steps:
- Launch the web browser app.
- In the upper right corner, tap the menu.
- Then choose Settings.
- Find Privacy and Security on the left.
- Scroll down to the end of the page.
- Click on Delete Browsing Option.
- Tap Yes.
- When it’s done, select OK and that’s it.
Note: On an older series, cookies and cache get deleted at the same time.
Clearing Cache on Samsung TV
After clearing the cookies on your Samsung TV, it might be a good idea to clear the cache too. However, this can take longer because you do it for every app installed on your TV. Here’s what to do:
- On your remote, hit the Home button.
- Next, go to ‘Settings.
- Find Apps and select it.
- Now, select an app for which you want to clear the cache.
- Tap on Clear cache.
- Finally, click on OK to confirm that you want to delete the cache for that particular app.
There you go! Make a mental note to clear cookies and cache at the same time so they won’t pile up.
What Are the Benefits of Clearing Cookies and Cache on a Samsung TV?
You probably know all about the benefits of clearing cache and cookies on your computer. This readily extends to smart TVs, which are all equipped with a processor, operating system, and storage. That’s why you can expect very similar advantages for deleting the cookies and cache on your Samsung TV:
- Improved Performance: If allowed to build up in excess, cookies and cache can significantly slow down your device. Like your computer, your Samsung TV will perform better and faster after clearing the cookies and cache.
- Browser experience: Some of the websites might not be working properly on your TV browser. You may not even be able to open them. This can be the effect of accumulated cache. If you delete the cache, the problem might just go away.
- Protection: Clearing the cookies and cache can protect your Samsung TV from malware. These malicious programs often target the cache, which is why you should clear it with regularity.
Samsung TV Performance Improved
Stockpiled cookies can slow down your Samsung TV significantly, which affect your user experience. The antidote of course is to delete the cookies often. As outlined above, this has a couple of other benefits besides.
Have you cleared the cookies and cache on your TV yet? Did you experience any performance difference afterward? Let us know in the comments section below.