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How to delete cache on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Many of the problems related to Android devices such as stability issues, performance, app crashes, etc., can be resolved through just cleaning the cache memory. Here we’ve got this tutorial, it helps to clean app cache and system cache on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. If you see problems such app crash errors, performance related issues or unusual behavior, these can be rectified through two different solutions that we have mentioned in this guide for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users that include clearing cache memory related to apps and system.

Each time you launch an application, it keeps files and logs in device’s memory and which keeps on getting more and more by the time you launch them again. It simply keeps growing and we should be taking care of them as well for maintenance sake.

Also, it effects device’s performance. In the Android devices, it is noticed that they get slow down by time as we use them and much more issues such instability, the app crashes and hanging issues arrive as well. To tackle such situations on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, clearing their cache memory will be ideal and safest way to go with and that’s why clearing cache memory is so important. Either you would do it for sake or need, it outcomes good results.

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What is cache and how does it work?

Here we gonna deal with two caches that exist on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One App cache that is related to installed application and another one is System cache, that is related Android operating.

App cache is one that comes with the application, it helps them to store data on a temporary basis to make them run quickly and helps to for a better app switching as well.

The System cache does same thing, but it does for the Android operating system. Since data is keep getting stored over the time, it may cause delays, glitches or freezes. So it is best to remove them so they could be re-created from the start.

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I hope now you a have a good idea about cache memory and why it is important to clean cache on  Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, if you’re having one of them or having any other Android phone.

Let’s do it!

How to clean App cache on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

If you’re facing problem with some particular app, like if it is showing unusual behavior or it crashing or if you’ve updated that app and found it not working anymore then clearing app cache could help and resolve that issue. Follow below instructions to clean app cache:

  1. Open the app drawer
  2. Look for ‘Settings‘ and tap on it.
  3. Under the ‘Settings‘, tap on Applications  and then Application manager.
  4. Now, select the app you want to clear off the cache.
  5. Now tap on ‘Storage‘.
  6. And then tap on ‘CLEAR DATA‘ to clear its cache memory.

If you’d like to clear app cache for all the apps, follow the below instructions:

  1. From home, tap on ‘Apps‘.
  2. Tap on ‘Storage‘.
  3. Select the  ‘Cached Data‘ and confirm it to clear entire cache on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

That’s how it is done!

If you feel that problem is still exist and the cleaning app cache does not work for you, then you should try to clear system cache.

How to clean System cache on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Follow the below instructions to perform this action:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Boot into recovery mode on Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously until you see an Android logo with a warning!
    3. Now Press Volume Up/ Down to enter into recovery mode.
  3. You’ll see following screen having list of options:recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy S7
  4. To clean system cache, select “Wipe cache partition” from the list of options and confirm it.
  5. Wait until it gets finished.
  6. Select ‘reboot system now’ to restart the device.

That’s all. I would like to mention that cleaning cache partition won’t be erasing any of your personal data or settings, it just takes out the handset memory that makes it freezing and slows it down. It won’t be interrupting your device in any way.

So these instructions surely gonna help you in case you see bugs and freezing issues on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 or other Android devices.

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta is a tech geek and founder of AndroidCure, a popular blog dedicated to Android users. 

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19 Comments

  1. So, I went through the process to clean the system cache and it went into “downloading” do not turn off target. Well, it has not moved from that status in 20 minutes. What is it downloading and how do I get it to stop and go back to normal? I have Samsung S7 edge.

  2. yeah same here as above, you said volume DOWN, power and home button. Thats wrong!
    it put me in download mode. Its supposed to be volume UP, power and home button. FIX IT before other people screw up their phone because of your bad advice.

    1. You did not read the entire post. Little details you don’t read are NOT anyone’s fault but your own. Check, check and recheck what you read before attempting to do anything to your phone. It is not the editors fault – you sought the know-how to do something and YOU made the choice to press the buttons. No one forced your hand. So blame yourself, not someone else.

  3. Same happened to me. After about 30 minutes I just held down the power button to do exactly what it was telling me NOT to do. Restarted the phone just fine and everything seems to be ok. Deepak does need to update his post because that kind of scared me, I thought I might be messing up my beloved S7 lol.

  4. ***WARNING***
    If you are stuck in the “Downloading” screen with a warning telling you not to power off the device, power it off. It will reboot itself.

    The correct way to put the phone in Recovery Mode is to follow the same steps but holding the VOLUME UP button instead of Volume Down.

    Hope this helps those who ran into the same problems.

  5. Dear Admin why you are putting us on this mess??? you should update this info.
    after I stuck on download mode i have pressed all those 3 buttons and my phone rebooted as it is.

  6. hahaha How can someone incorrectly say the easiest 3 steps incorrectly.
    It’s like telling them to go downstairs to use the bathroom but they rather than not having a bathroom downstairs…
    They don’t even got a downstairs Hahaha failure at its finest *clap clap*

  7. My s7 just restarts in a loop and blacks out it’s going back to Samsung, by the way It’s a discussion that everyone is here to help why bagout ppl

  8. Let go of the buttons once it begins starting up. I kept holding them waiting for the logo to show up and it accidentally transitioned to the factory reset option as I let my fingers off the volume buttons. Very disappointed.

  9. It’s easy power off then hold power,home volume up for 30 secs if u get the system update or download you just hold power or u can hold all 3 . Just keep trying u will see very tiny green writing on top left let go off buttons then use volume up or down to highlight them click power for enter . It’s easy. There are videos on YouTube if u need .

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