How To Clear Cache On Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge
For Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners, many of the Android problems that you may face can easily be solved using two different troubleshooting solutions that only take a few minutes to complete. The best way to fix any bugs or other software problems on your Galaxy S7 is to either complete a factory reset or to perform a cache wipe.
The best reason to clear the cache on a Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is when the smartphone has some delays, glitches, or freezes. The following is a guide on how to clear the Galaxy S7 cache.
What is the cache and what does it do?
First, it’s important to to know what the cache is and why should periodically clear it out on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has two different types of caches. The first is the app cache and the other is the system cache. All of the apps on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have their own individual caches installed on the app. This app cache allows for the app’s temporary data to be stored for better efficiency when switching between apps. Comparably, the system cache on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge does the same thing, but for the Android OS software, instead of each individual app. That’s why when there are issues with individual apps crashing or freezing, it’s best to clear the system cache wipe to help fix this issue. In contrast, clearing the system cache can help if the phone’s issues don’t appear to be related to a specific app.
How to clear the app cache on the Galaxy S7
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 S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.
- 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 in question, look for the app info screen.
- Select the Clear Cache option.
- 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 user name, passwords, game progress, preferences, settings, and so on.
You can also watch the YouTube video below on how to clear the cache on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge:
What to do when clearing the app cache doesn’t help
After you have cleared the cache of individual apps and the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge still isn’t operating as it should be, the next option is to uninstall the app and reboot the device. After rebooting the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, 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 S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.
How to clear the system cache on the Galaxy S7:
- Turn the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge off.
- Press and hold the Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons at the same time until a 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 it.
- Scroll down to highlight Yes and press the Power button to confirm.
- Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power.
- Your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge will reboot with a cleared system cache.
If the problems persist, the next stage is to factory reset the Galaxy S7
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