Cache clearing is one of the most common operations that we perform on the computers. Despite the fact that our phones also have this feature, we often overlook it when the phone becomes slower. Does your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 plus Freeze leading to slow functionality? Does this leave you unhappy when it occurs? To solve the issues faced, why not try the Cache wipe?
Deleting the phone`s Cache or performing the factory reset is a common troubleshooting practice among the Android device users. Given the invasive nature of the first version, it is advisable that before trying any other solution you perform the cache wipe. This article takes you through the cache basics explaining what cache does and how you can clear the cache. Therefore, read on you might find this information useful sooner than you can imagine.
The Basics of the Cache
Simply explained, the cache is usually like the devices temporary memory. The cache handles all the actions that requires data storage and so this is why all the devices work with two types of cache. Ideally, we have the system cache and we also have the app`s cache. The Galaxy smartphone comes with its own cache memory and the same applies to the apps that are installed on the phone. For this reason, the system cache wipe becomes the most recommended solution whenever the apps stop functioning like they should. This often leads to the phone freezing, crashing, and also other inconveniences. A simple solution might be wiping the cache…
Procedure for Clearing the App Cache on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus Smartphone
- Switch on the smartphone
- Navigate to the settings view
- Open the applications manager
- Click on the Application that seems to misbehave
- Click on the specific App`s information screen
- Open the “clear cache” mode
Note: Would you wish to clear Cache for all the apps that are installed on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone? Access the storage view from the settings and identify the cached data option. This allows you to simultaneously clear the cache for all the apps.
Remember! Cache clearing makes you lose the app information that includes your login credentials and passwords, including the settings and also the preferences. All these will eventually be gone after the clear cache action.
Is there another Solution Incase Cache Clearing Didn’t Solve the Issue?
Before you rush to clear the systems cache, you might want to ensure that removing the application that seems faulty is removed from the phone. Ideally, this lets you test the phone without the faulty application installed in it.
Let’s say you just got rid of the apps cache and nothing seems to change. Uninstalling the app might be the other solution that you ought to try. Once the app is uninstalled, restart the phone and see what happens next. At this moment, your phone might be a little bit better. If not, you might want to clear the cache again.
Procedure for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus Cache Clearing
This procedure is often named “clearing the cache partition” or the “cache wipe procedure”. Different from the apps cache clearing, it requires you to switch off the phone and use the hardware keys.
- Turn off the Galaxy device
- Ensure the Phone is on the Recovery Mode
- After you see the Android symbol on the screen, the dev ice will vibrate, and then you should release the power button.
- Keep pressing the volume plus and the home buttons simultaneously
- Use the sound buttons to navigate the menu and select the Cache Wipe Partition
- The power key will help you pick the option
- Hit yes by scrolling down to the option.
- The power button will be used to confirm the action
- To select reboot now, use the volume buttons to scroll down
- The power key will be used to confirm the reboot command
- Ensure the device has rebooted again and clear the system cache.
Now, with above action completed the problem shouldn’t appear again. In case it still does, then you should try the factory reset.