Since the launch of Samsung Galaxy S7 in 2016, the said smartphone has been making waves in the Android phone industry. It is one of the most famous and popular editions released by Samsung together with the Edge display screen. However, like other smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S7 also has some performance and stability related issues. The culprit mostly of these issues are linked to cache memory. Hence, it is recommended to get rid of it. How? Read further into this article to get a step by step guide on how to delete and clear cache memory of your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
What is a Cache Memory?
A cache memory is defined as accumulated apps on your phone. This means, every time you open an app, it will leave and will generate temporary data which will buffer content and show it to you in a fast manner. The only downside of this memory is the data remains and eats a lot space on your phone even when not in use. Thus, affecting the performance of your phone. Moreover, at this point, you might start encountering multiple problems- performance dip, app crashes, lags, unresponsiveness, stability issues and many more.
To clear a cache memory is not difficult and does not need too much effort and since Android OS does not use any third party app intervention, to accomplish our task of clearing cache memory, we shall use its inbuilt tools. Furthermore, as we get rid of cache files, you won’t have to worry as this process will not remove your applications, documents or files on your phone. It will not also affect your phone’s internal memory.
This process will only clear data such as login details, preferences, game progress and many more but it will never impact on any other important aspects of your phone. Hence, you will not need to worry at all. There are two ways to get rid of cached files. One is through individual app and the other way is by clearing the whole cache files at once.
When to Clear Cache on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Over time, if you do not clear your cache memory, this will accumulate and will eventually affect the overall performance of your phone and you will need to get rid of this unnecessary excessive memory or else, you will experience headaches due to bugs and some issues of low performance and lags.
If you are experiencing these issues, you will need to clear the whole cached data on your phone. This way, you will be able to remove all the clutter and in return, it will improve the performance of your phone. If you are seeing issues that keeps on rotating from one to two apps only, all you have to do is to clear the cache of the apps that are experiencing problems.
How to Clean Cache on Samsung Galaxy S7
1. Clear App Cache
If you are having problems and issues such as unresponsive behaviors with certain apps only, we highly recommend for you to do an individual clearing of cache data only. These behaviors could be resolved easily through these following steps:
1. Go to the settings menu of your phone.
2. Go to App option and tap on it.
3. Tap on All Apps option. This action will open the list of applications
4. Tap on the app that you encounter issues with.
5. Tap Storage
6. Tap on the Clear Cache button
7. Confirm your action.
Once you’ve completed all the steps above, you can now be assured that your individual apps are now cache free and all your issues related to certain problematic apps would and should be fixed.
Apps that Usually Accumulate Huge Amount of Cache Memory:
- Clear All Cached Data
This procedure should be done whenever you experience issues that occur on a site-wide type and size of challenges. This would ensure bugs will be eliminated and your phone will be thoroughly cleaned.
To clear all cache data, all you have to do is:
- Go to Settings menu on your phone.
- Tap Device Maintenance option
- Go to Storage and tap on it.
- Look for Clean Now button and tap on it.
Following these steps will remove all cached data on your phone which are gathered by your apps which means, once you have done this procedure, you might lose your login details of all your apps and games. With this said, we recommend that you save your details before clearing all the cached data.
3. Wipe the Cache Partition
If you wish to do more than clearing all your cache and go to the next level, you could try this procedure of clearing the whole cache partition. Every Android OS device comes with different partitions for different purposes and it also has a separate one for all cached data. Once you have wiped all cache partitions, it will delete third party apps and system caches. It will wipe off those that are related to games, apps and declutter all unnecessary space eating cache files.
To do this procedure, you will need to use the recovery mode.
1. Turn off your phone
2. Boot into recovery mode by:
- Press and hold volume up, home and power keys simultaneously.
- Once the Samsung logo appears, release volume up, home and power keys
- Once you are into the recovery mode, use volume up and down to navigate and power key to select.
3. Once you are in the recovery mode, tap “Wipe Cache Partition”
4. Confirm action
5. Reboot your phone
Once done with the steps above, your phone’s cache partition will be cleared of problematic bugs and issues. After doing these procedures on your phone, you will notice that the performance of your phone will improve and its stability will be restored. With a restored stability and improved performance, you could now play PSP games such as Naruto, God of Ware while using PPSSPP Emulator