How to Clear the Android System Cache on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Objective

  • To clear the Android system cache 

Environment

Procedure

Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, S7 edge, J3 (all versions), and J7 (all versions)
  1. Turn OFF your phone and remove any charging cables
  2. Press and hold the Volume UPHOME, and POWER buttons at the same time
    • Note: The HOME button is the button at the bottom of the screen
  3. Release the 3 buttons after the phone powers on and displays the Android logo
  4. The phone will display No Command; after several seconds, The Android Recovery Menu should appear
    • If No Command doesn't disappear: hold the POWER button, press the Volume UP button, and release both at the same time
    • Note: If the Android logo followed by the Android Recovery Menu doesn't appear, you'll need to start the process again
  5. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight wipe cache partition
  6. Press the POWER button to select it
  7. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight Yes and press the POWER button to select it
  8. After the Cache Wipe is complete, menu items will reappear, with Reboot system now highlighted
  9. Press the POWER button to select it
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, and Note 10+
  1. Turn OFF your phone and remove any charging cables
  2. Press and hold the Volume UPBIXBY, and POWER buttons at the same time
    • Note: The BIXBY button is below the Volume controls
  3. Release the 3 buttons after the phone powers on and displays the Android logo
  4. The phone will display No Command; after several seconds, The Android Recovery Menu should appear
    • If No Command doesn't disappear: hold the POWER button, press the Volume UP button, and release both at the same time
    • Note: If the Android logo followed by the Android Recovery Menu doesn't appear, you'll need to start the process again
  5. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight wipe cache partition
  6. Press the POWER button to select it
  7. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight Yes and press the POWER button to select it
  8. After the Cache Wipe is complete, menu items will reappear, with Reboot system now highlighted
  9. Press the POWER button to select it
All other Samsung phones
  1. Turn OFF your phone and remove any charging cables
  2. Press and hold the Volume UP and POWER buttons at the same time
  3. Release the buttons after the phone powers on and displays the Android logo
  4. The phone will display No Command; after several seconds, The Android Recovery Menu should appear
    • If No Command doesn't disappear: hold the POWER button, press the Volume UP button, and release both at the same time 
    • Note: If the Android logo followed by the Android Recovery Menu doesn't appear, you'll need to start the process again
  5. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight wipe cache partition
  6. Press the POWER button to select it
  7. Press the Volume DOWN button to highlight Yes and press the POWER button to select it
  8. After the Cache Wipe is complete, menu items will reappear, with Reboot system now highlighted
  9. Press the POWER button to select it

Additional Notes

Clearing the system cache can help to resolve issues and improve the performance of your phone by removing temporary files associated with the Android operating system.

This process will not delete your files or settings.


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