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Galaxy S8/S8+ – How to Clear Chrome and App Cache

Posted by Arch on January 15, 2019

Do a lot of browsing on your Galaxy S8 or S8+? Have a bunch of apps installed? You are not alone. Most of us have a hard time putting the phone down.

However, the installed apps and heavy browsing may quickly flood your phone with temporary files. This might cause your phone to run slower than it’s supposed to and affect your browsing experience.

On the other hand, this problem is super easy to fix. Without further ado, check out how to do it.

Clear Chrome Cache

Chrome keeps caches of temporary files to speed up your browsing experience. But it can easily go overboard and you might end up with the opposite effect. That’s why people remove the cache once in a while Here’s how:

1. Access Chrome

Launch the Chrome app and tap the three vertical dots (Menu) on the upper right.

2. Choose Settings

Tap on Setting in the drop-down menu for more actions.

3. Go to Privacy

Once you’re there, swipe down and hit Clear Browsing Data.

4. Select the Type of Data

You can clear passwords, browsing history, cached images and files, and more. Tick the boxes next to the category that you want to remove and tap Clear Data.

Clear App Cache

Removing app cache from your Galaxy S8/S8+ is pretty straightforward. It can help with unresponsive apps and free up storage. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Tap the Settings App

Swipe down to Apps and hit Default Apps and App Permissions, if you see two App menus.

2. Select an App

You’ll see all the installed apps. Tap on an App and swipe to Storage, then choose Clear Cache.

3. Clear App Data

It is recommended to clear the app data as well. You can do this by tapping the Manage Storage button.

4. Tap Clear All Data

There are three options here. The best one for dealing with an unresponsive app is Clear All Data. Select OK in the pop-up window to confirm.

Wipe Cache Partition

You can also use the Wipe Cache Partition option in Recovery mode to remove all cache. Just like clearing app cache, this is also a useful tool for fixing unresponsive apps and make your phone run faster.

1. Power Your Galaxy Off

Press the Power button and tap Power Off.

2. Access Recovery Mode

Press and hold Volume Up, Bixby, and Power until you see the Android recovery icon.

3. Wait as Your Phone Goes into Recovery Mode

This may take 30 to 60 seconds.

4. Select Wipe Cache Partition

Use Volume Down to navigate to Wipe Cache Partition and press Power. Select Yes to confirm and choose Reboot System Now when it’s done.

Endnote

As you can see, clearing your phone’s cache is a walk in the park. Before you move on to another tutorial, we’d like to know if you’ve given any of the methods a try. If so, which one do you find most useful?

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