How To Clear Cache On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus
For Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus 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. The best way to fix any bugs or other software problems on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus is to either complete a factory reset or to wipe the cache.
The best reason to clear the cache on a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is when the smartphone has some delays, glitches, or freezes. The following is a guide on how to clear the Galaxy S8 cache.
What is the cache and what does it do?
First, it’s important to to know what the cache is and why you should periodically clear it on your Galaxy smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have two different types of caches. The first is the app cache and the other is system cache. All the apps on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have their own cache installed on the app. This cache allows for the app’s temporary data to be stored for better efficiency when switching between apps. While the system cache on the Galaxy S8 does the same thing, it does it for the phone’s software instead of each individual app. That’s why when there are issues with apps crashing or freezing, it’s best to try clearing one of the caches to help fix the issue.
How to clear the app cache on the Galaxy S8
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 S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Go to Settings and then 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 user name, 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 you’re still having trouble on your Galaxy S8, the next best option is to uninstall the app and reboot the device. After rebooting the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, 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 S8.
How to clear the system cache on the Galaxy S8
- Turn the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus 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.
- Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power.
- Your Galaxy S8 will reboot with a cleared system cache.
If the problems persist the next stage is to factory reset the Galaxy S8. In most cases, though, wiping the cache should be sufficient to solve smaller problems, and it’s a good place to start when you’re troubleshooting an issue.