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How-to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Clear App Cache / Data; Wipe Cache Partition; Reboot in Safe Mode

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy' started by DustenRust, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

    DustenRust Member

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    Clear App Cache / Data:

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

    WARNING! When you clear an app’s data, all the personal information stored within the app will be removed. This includes saved games, high scores, settings, profiles, credit card and login information etc. You can avoid losing any data by clearing only the application’s cache.

    1. Go to “Settings
    2. Tap “Applications” under “Device
    3. Tap “Application manager
    4. Access the “Downloaded” or “All” tab
    5. Select the desired application
    6. Tap “Clear cache
    7. If clearing the cache didn’t solve the issue, tap “Clear data” > “OK” (read WARNING above)

    Wipe the Cache Partition:

    NOTE: In case your phone runs low on storage inexplicably, or crashes, freezes regularly etc. you can try fixing these problems by wiping the cache partition. This can have a similar effect as a master reset, but doesn’t remove any personal information stored on the internal memory. To wipe the cache partition:

    1. Turn off the phone
    2. Next, press and hold “Home”, “Power”, and “Volume Up” at the same time
    3. At the “Samsung” logo, release “Power
    4. When the “Android” logo appears, release “Home” and “Volume Up” as well
    5. Wait for the device to boot in Android System Recovery (this can take up to 60 seconds)
    6. From the Recovery menu, press “Volume down” repeatedly until you highlight “Wipe cache partition
    7. Press “Power” to select the highlighted option
    8. When the cache is cleared, “Reboot system now” will be highlighted
    9. Press “Power” to confirm and restart your device

    NOTE: If wiping the cache partition didn’t help, you can visit this thread for instructions on how you can factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge instead.

    Reboot in Safe Mode to Remove an Application:

    NOTE: In case you have installed a third party app that causes problems on your device and prevents you from removing it, you should be able to uninstall it from within Safe Mode. In this mode, all third party apps are disabled. To reboot in Safe Mode:

    1. First, turn off the device
    2. Then, press and hold “Power
    3. At the “Samsung” logo, release “Power” and immediately press and hold “Volume down” instead
    4. Keep “Volume Down” pressed until the phone finishes restarting
    5. After the device reboots, a “Safe Mode” label will be visible in the lower-left corner of the screen
    6. Next, to remove an app, first go to “Settings
    7. Scroll to “Device
    8. Tap “Applications” > “Application manager
    9. Swipe to “Downloaded” and select the desired application
    10. Tap “Uninstall” two times to confirm
    11. After the application has been removed, press and hold “Power” and tap “Restart” to reboot your device and exit Safe Mode

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  2. yonglan

    yonglan Member

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    If you want to clear App Cache / Data; Wipe Cache Partition; Reboot in Safe Mode from Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you can use Android data eraser. With its help, you can easily wipe all data on it. And the wiped data can not be recovered by any tool.

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