Every time we purchase a new device, we want to know all there is so that we can get the most out of it. Using Galaxy S7 is a delightful experience, and even if you face some issues, there are some tips and tricks that will help you fix it. When it comes to smartphones, the most common problems are app-related. An application can misbehave – it may become unresponsive, or it may crash or freeze. In such situations, one of the first things you need to do is clear its cache and data. That is exactly what we are going to show you here – how to clear app cache and data on Galaxy S7.
Clear app cache and data on Galaxy S7
Clearing app cache and data on Galaxy S7 is beyond simple, and it can solve the issues such as freezing and crashing. When you download an app from Google play and launch it, the system on your device will create the cache and data. After a while, the cache and data will accumulate. Also, the cache of the app may get corrupted, thus, the issues we have mentioned such as crashing, unresponsive and freezing may occur. The problem can be easily fixed just by clearing the cache and data.
Steps to clear app cache and data
When solving app-related issues, start by clearing the cache. Follow the steps below:
- Go to the Home screen and tap Apps
- Next, tap Settings
- Tap Applications
- Touch Application Manager
- Next, swipe to All tab
- You will see the list of apps you have on your Galaxy S7
- Find the app that is misbehaving (freezing, crashing, etc.)
- Tap on the app
- Tap Force close
- Next, tap Storage
- Now tap Clear cache
- Launch the app
If the app still isn’t working properly, you need to clear its data. Keep in mind that by doing this all the data the app stores, such as settings, accounts, files, etc. will be deleted. For instance, if you are about to clear the data of the game you have been playing the scores, levels, and all the other things will be deleted and you will start from scratch. It gives an app a fresh start like you have just installed it.
To clear the data, follow the same steps as shown above. Once you tap Force close then Storage, tap Clear data.