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How-to LG V20: Clear App Cache / Data; Reset the Cache Partition; Reboot to Safe Mode

Discussion in 'LG' started by DustenRust, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

    DustenRust Member

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    Clear App Cache / Data:

    NOTE: If one of your applications freezes, crashes, takes up too much storage inexplicably or otherwise doesn’t work as intended, you can try fixing these issues by clearing the application’s cache and / or data.

    WARNING! When you clear an app’s data, all your personal data stored within the app will be deleted. This includes profiles, save files, login and credit card information, settings etc. To avoid losing personal app data, clear ONLY the app’s cache.

    1. Launch the “Settings” menu
    2. Access the “General” tab if necessary
    3. Tap “Apps” and access “All
    4. Select the desired app and tap “Clear cache
    5. If necessary, tap “Clear data” > “Yes” (read WARNING above before doing so)

    Clear the Cache Partition:

    NOTE: If your phone crashes, freezes, runs out of storage inexplicably or otherwise doesn’t work as it should and you’re considering factory resetting it, you can try solving these problems by clearing the phone’s cache partition. This can have similar results to a factory reset without losing any personal data on the phone storage.

    1. Open “Settings
    2. If necessary, go to the “General” tab
    3. Tap “Storage” and wait for the phone to calculate the data
    4. Once done, tap “Cached data” > “Yes” to clear the cache

    NOTE: If clearing the cache didn’t solve the problems, you can head down to this thread for instructions on how to factory reset the LG V20.

    Reboot to Safe Mode and Uninstall an App:

    NOTE: If you have installed a third party application that causes problems and prevents you from uninstalling it, you should be able to remove it from Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, all third party apps are disabled by default.

    1. Press and hold “Power” while viewing the home screen
    2. From the pop-up window, tap and hold “Power off
    3. When prompted to reboot in “Safe Mode”, tap “OK
    4. Once the phone reboots, a “Safe Mode” label should be shown in the lower-left corner of the home screen
    5. Next, go to “Settings” and access the “General” tab
    6. Go to “Apps” and access “All
    7. Select the desired app and tap “Uninstall” > “OK
    8. To exit Safe Mode, press and hold “Power” and tap “Power off and restart

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  2. yonglan

    yonglan Member

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    Want to Clear App Cache / Data; Reset the Cache Partition; Reboot to Safe Mode? I think the easy way is using Android data eraser to wipe your LG V20 completely. Personal data wiped in that way can't be recovered any more.

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