For Samsung Galaxy A7 owners, many of the problems that you may face can easily be solved using two different troubleshooting solutions that only take a few minutes to complete and don’t require any extra equipment or help to do them. The best way to fix any bugs or other software problems on your Galaxy A7 is to either complete a factory reset  or to clear out the system cache or the app caches.
The best reason to clear the cache on a Samsung Galaxy A7 is because the smartphone is lagging, glitching, or freezing. Basically, if the phone is suffering from some annoying but still reasonably trivial problem, clearing the cache is a good place to start troubleshooting the problem.
The following is a guide on how to clear the Galaxy A7 cache.
What is the cache and what does it do?
First, it’s important to to know what cache is and why should clear it on your Galaxy smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has two different types of caches. The first is the app cache and the other is the system cache. All the apps on the Galaxy A7 have their own, individual caches installed on the app. These individual caches allows for the app’s temporary data to be stored for better efficiency when switching between apps, as it means there’s less that the phone needs to load at any given time when you switch apps.
As you could probably guess, the system cache on the Galaxy A7 does the same thing, but for the OS software instead of each individual app. That’s why, when there are issues with apps crashing or freezing, it’s best to clear the related app caches, while more widespread issues will be better fixed by doing a system cache wipe to help fix this issue.
How to clear the app cache on the Galaxy A7
For problems that are just happening on a specific app, it’s best to first try to clear the app cache. You can clear the app cache with these instructions:
- Turn on your Galaxy A7.
- Go to Settings and then to the App Manager.
- Select the app you want to clear the cache for.
- After you’ve selected the app, look for the app info screen.
- Select Clear Cache.
- To clear the app cache for all apps, go to Settings and then to Storage.
- Select Cached Data to clear all app caches simultaneously.
Don’t select Clear Data unless you want to lose all the information that app stores, like your username, passwords, game progress, preferences, settings, and so on.
What to do when clearing the app cache doesn’t help
After you have cleared the cache of individual apps and the Galaxy A7 problem is still happening, the next best option is to uninstall the app and reboot the device. After rebooting the Galaxy A7, if the problem is still happening then it’s suggested that you perform a system cache wipe, also known as wiping the cache partition on the Galaxy A7.
How to clear the system cache on the Galaxy A7:
- Turn the Galaxy A7 off.
- Press and hold the Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons at the same time until the logo shows up and the phone vibrates.
- Then let go of the Power button and continue to hold the other buttons.
- Use the volume buttons to scroll down to highlight Wipe Cache Partition.
- Press the Power button to select the highlighted option.
- Scroll down to Yes and press the Power button to select it.
- Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power to select it.
- Your Galaxy A7 will reboot with a cleared system cache.
If the problems continue to persist, the next stage is to factory reset the Galaxy A7.