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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Browser Management: Clear Cache, Cookies, Browser History and Customize Browser Preferences

This content is a compilation of standard procedures that will help you manage mobile browsers so as to get the best browsing experience with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (#Samsung #GalaxyS6EdgePlus) smartphone through the Internet or Chrome application.Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Edge-Plus-Internet-Chrome-Browsers

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What is a browser cache?

A browser cache refers to a repository for stored webpage data that is used to expedite retrieval of information. It helps speed up browsing or certain process as data does not need to be recomputed or fetched from its original location. Internet browsers generally use cache for storing HTML webpages by saving a copy of visited webpages and then use that copy to render the next time you visit the same page. The greater the requests served from the cache, the quicker the system performance would become.

However, accumulated data stored in the browser cache especially corrupted files can also affect browsing experience in due time. That’s when slow browsing experience and other pertinent browsing issues in mobile devices start to manifest. To rectify such problem, regular clearing of the browser cache is highly recommended.

How to clear cache on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Internet app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the app.
  3. Touch the More icon to view more options.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch Delete Personal Data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Cache.
  8. Touch Delete to initiate deletion of cache data from the Internet application.

How to clear cache on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Chrome app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome to launch the mobile Chrome browser.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings.
  5. Scroll to Advanced.
  6. Touch to select Privacy from the available options.
  7. Touch Clear Browsing Data located on the upper left corner.
  8. Mark the checkbox next to Clear the cache.
  9. Touch Clear to initiate deletion of cache from the mobile Chrome browser.

Mobile Browser Cookies

Cookies are text files created by websites/pages that you have visited on your mobile device. These files are retained on your mobile browsers to help pages load faster and make it easier for you to browse the web. Cookies are typically used to identify users, store information, and prepare customized pages that utilize information from the user. Cookies are categorized into two types — session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies last only for as long as you are on a website and expire after the session times out or the browser is closed. Persistent cookies or tracking cookies remain active for a certain period of time on your device and are used whenever you access certain websites or Internet pages.

For security reasons and/or better browsing experience, regular clearing of the browser cookies is recommended. Doing so will erase website preferences and settings including usernames and passwords.

How to clear Cookies on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Internet app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet.
  3. Touch the More icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch to select the option to Delete personal data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Cookies and site data.
  8. Touch Delete to confirm deletion of cookies and site information from your phone’s Internet application.

How to clear Cookies on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Chrome app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings from the given options.
  5. Scroll to the Advanced section.
  6. Touch Privacy.
  7. Touch Clear Browsing Data, located in the upper left corner of the screen.
  8. Mark the checkbox next to Clear cookies, site data.
  9. Touch Clear to initiate and confirm deletion of cookies and site data from your phone’s Chrome browser.

Mobile Browsing History

As the name implies, browsing history pertains to the information stored in your mobile browsers as you browse the web, including website addresses (URLs) and other information you’ve entered while visiting certain pages. Mobile browsers remember your browsing history just like browsers on your computers. So anyone who has access to your device may also be able to view which webpages you’ve visited. If you don’t want others to view such information, we recommend clearing of your browsing history.

How to clear Browser History on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Internet app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet.
  3. Touch the More icon to view additional options.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch the option to Delete personal data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Browsing history.
  8. Touch Delete to initiate deletion of browsing data from your phone’s Internet browser.

How to clear Browser History on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Chrome app

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome.
  3. Touch the Menu icon (three vertical dots) located on the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the given options.
  5. Touch Privacy on the Settings screen, in the Advanced section.
  6. On the Privacy screen’s title bar, touch Clear Browsing Data.
  7. When prompted with the Clear browsing data dialog box, select the checkbox next to Clear browsing history.
  8. Touch Clear to initiate deletion of browsing history from your phone’s Chrome browser.

How to Enable/Disable JavaScript on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Browsers

JavaScript is a programming language used to create interactive webpages like the ones with polls or quizzes. For these sites to load, you need to enable JavaScript on your browser. While JavaScript is enabled by default in most browsers, you still may need to enable it manually in some instances. Below is a quick guide on how to enable/disable JavaScript on your Galaxy S6 Edge+, just in case you need help doing so.

For Internet browser:

  1. Touch the Apps icon from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet.
  3. Touch the More icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings from the given options.
  5. Toggle the slider next to Turn on JavaScript to turn the feature ON or OFF.

For Chrome browser:

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch Settings.
  5. Touch Content settings under the Advanced section.
  6. Mark the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript to enable the feature.
  • Remove the checkbox to disable it.

Configure Internet Setting and Customize Browser Options

One way to ensure better browsing experience is by configuring your phone’s Internet settings and customize mobile browser according to your preferences. Here’s how to access Internet settings from the Internet application on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

  1. Touch Apps from Home.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Applications.
  4. Touch Internet to configure settings and browser options including the following:
  • Homepage – for selecting a homepage to show when you launch the Internet.
  • Default search engine – for setting a default search engine.
  • Auto fill profile – for managing Auto fill profile information.
  • Manual zoom – for overriding website requests so as to control zoom level.
  • Privacy – for selecting options relevant to privacy.
  • Advanced – for selecting settings to manage how the browser treats content, like for example, allowing Java Scripts, blocking pop-ups, and managing website information.

Another way to access Internet settings on your S6 Edge+ is by launching the Internet application through the Home screen. Here’s how:

  1. Touch Internet from Home.
  2. Touch More.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. Touch an option to configure.

Adding a Bookmark on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

You can use the browser menu options to bookmark your favorite sites and get back to them with just a single tap from your phone’s bookmark page. Here’s how:

  1. Touch Apps from Home.
  2. Touch Internet to open the browser.
  3. Navigate to the website or webpage you want to bookmark.
  4. Tap Bookmarks.
  5. Tap Add.
  6. On the Add bookmark window, check or change the bookmark title, URL, and other information, as you desire.
  7. Tap Save to save your changes.

The current webpage or site will be added to your bookmarks page.

There are two main options available for you to edit your bookmarks, including the following:

  1. Editing Bookmarks – to make some changes to your existing bookmarks.

Steps to get to this option:

  • Open the browser.
  • Tap Bookmarks from the browser screen.
  • Touch and hold a bookmark to edit.
  • Touch More.
  • Touch Edit bookmark.
  • Modify or make changes to the bookmark.
  • Touch Save to save your changes.
  1. Deleting Bookmarks – to remove a bookmark page or site.

Steps to get to this option:

  • Open the browser.
  • Touch Bookmarks from the browser screen.
  • Touch and hold a bookmark you want to remove.
  • Touch Delete to confirm deletion of the selected bookmark.

Using Incognito/Private Browsing on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

In case you would experience browsing problems like when the webpages are not displaying correctly, you can try to use your browser’s incognito or private browsing mode to determine whether the problem is triggered by something other than cache or cookies.

With private browsing, you can also surf the web without saving any information about your browsing and download history, cookies, form data, or searches.

Private Browsing with Chrome:

  1. Open the Chrome browser (app).
  2. Touch the Menu icon (three vertical dots) located on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu, touch to select New incognito tab.
  • Any tabs that are currently open will be replaced with a new incognito tab. You should see an icon that looks like a mask shown in the upper-left corner of the browser screen. That indicates you are already in private browsing mode.
  • To open another incognito tab, simply touch the small tab right next to the current tab.
  • To exit private browsing or incognito mode, close all the open incognito tabs. All normal tabs you’ve previously opened will be displayed again.

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