Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Clear Cache Manual
Did you notice that the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung can sometimes have issues with the cache? Sometimes apps don’t load properly, or sometimes apps load old data instead of providing you with the latest version of the app or website. This can be frustrating to deal with, but it’s very easy to fix, especially on the Galaxy Note 8.
If you are receiving other software related problems, we’d also suggest that it may be worth following our guide to complete a factory reset. Doing a factory reset will send your device back to factory defaults and remove all data. Alternatively, you can perform a cache wipe. Doing this will remove all of your temporary data, but it will not remove your files or photos. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can perform a cache wipe on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
How to clear the app cache on the Samsung Note 8
If you’re having problems with a specific application, the best bet is to wipe the cache for that app on your Galaxy Note 8. This process is quite straightforward, but we’d advise follow the steps below carefully so that you wipe the cache correctly.
- Make sure your Galaxy Note 8 is switched on.
- Go to the Settings app, then tap App Manager
- Navigate to the app that you’d like to wipe the cache in.
- Tap on the app, then navigate to the ‘app info’ page.
- Tap the ‘Clear Cache’ option.
- Alternatively, clear the cache for all apps by going to Settings > Storage
- Tap Cached Data to find the option for removing all app cache at once.
When you Clear Data, you will lose all password info and progress in games unless you have a cloud save. You can easily enter your password information again to log back in.
What to do when clearing the app cache doesn’t help
If you cleared the cache of your app and you’re still having problems, you may need to follow an alternative step. One fix could involve using our guide to reboot the device. By doing this, you’ll lose all of your data, so make sure to backup your important files before following our guide on rebooting the Galaxy Note 8. If you don’t want to perform a factory reset, you could first try to perform a system cache wipe.
How to clear the system cache on the Samsung Note 8:
- Make sure the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is switched OFF.
- Press and hold the following buttons: hold the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons. Keep them held down until the Note 8 vibrates.
- When the phone vibrates, let go of the power button but hold onto the other buttons.
- On the next screen that appears, use the volume up/down buttons to move through the menu. Highlight the ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ option.
- Press the Power button to select the option.
- Navigate to the ‘Yes’ option and then and press the Power button to select it.
- Select the ‘Reboot System Now’ option.
- Your system cache will now be wiped from your Galaxy Note 8.