How to Clear the Android System Cache on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Objective

  • To clear the Android system cache 

Environment

Procedure

  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: On all phones before the S8, HOME is the button at the bottom of the screen; on the S8 Note 8 and S9, tap the Bixby button for HOME, 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
    • 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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