Samsung Galaxy J5/J5 Prime – How to Clear Chrome and App Cache
The purpose of cached data is to make your apps faster and more efficient. So why would anyone want to delete it? There are actually some very good reasons to clean your phone’s caches every once in a while.
First of all, deleting cached data frees up storage space. This is true for both the browser cache and the app cache.
Secondly, wiping cached data may actually give your phone a speed boost. Smartphones have limited RAM memory. The more things you install and use, the more memory the phone needs to do basic tasks. Closing background apps is not always enough to get a speed boost.
If you own a Galaxy J5 or J5 Prime, here’s how you can wipe cached data in a few simple steps.
Clear Chrome Cache
Clearing the Chrome cache is done in the same way on almost every smartphone. You simply have to access the app and go from there.
- Tap the Apps icon
- Launch Google Chrome
- Tap the “three dot” button
- Tap History
- Select “Clear Browsing Data”
Clear App Cache
First, here’s how you can delete the cache for individual apps.
- Tap the Apps icon
- Tap Settings
- Locate and tap the Application manager
- Browse the list until you find the desired app
- Select it and check the app info
- Find and tap the Clear Cache option
This is an even easier method to clean up your phone. It will delete all cached data, from all your apps including your browsers.
- Turn off the phone
- Press and hold Volume Up and Home
- Press and hold the Power button
- Wait for the Samsung logo to appear and release the Power Key
- Release the other two buttons when the Android logo appears
- Highlight and select “wipe cache partition”
- Press Power key to initiate
- Wait for the device to restart
This process won’t harm your personal data or saved passwords for accounts.
Performing a factory reset is the ultimate cleanup tool. It removes everything on your phone that was installed after you took it out of the box. This includes apps, photos, message history, contacts, and your cache partition as well.
- Turn off your phone
- Press and hold in this order: Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons
- Wait for the Samsung logo to appear
- Release the Power key
- Wait for the Android recovery menu to load
- Release Volume Up and Home buttons
- Select “wipe data/factory reset” option
- Press the Power button to confirm
A Final Thought
The boost in navigation speed and the extra space is very useful. But clearing your cache partition has uses beyond that – it can prevent corrupted data buildup.
Corrupted app data can lead to very annoying software glitches. For example, your phone might slow down or get stuck in a restart loop. When this kind of malfunction happens, clearing the cache is an easy potential fix.