How to wipe cache partition on Samsung Galaxy S9 and what are its benefits?

Your Samsung Galaxy S9 has sophisticated technical specifications–that translate into an impressive hardware–and a feature-packed firmware. Unfortunately, these are not a guarantee that your device could no longer encounter problems either with its hardware or firmware. When it comes to issues with the operating system, you can always use the Factory Reset to address them. But what if you already have installed a lot of apps and saved tons of files into your phone’s internal storage? To do the reset should be the last thing you should do and this is where the wiping of the cache partition enters.

To wipe the cache partition means to delete all system caches stored in the directory but there’s more to it than just deleting those files. After wiping the partition, the phone would then boot up and deleted caches will be replaced with new ones. So, if you have issues with your phone that are caused by some corrupt caches, they will surely be fixed and your phone will work perfectly again.

Below, I will enumerate the benefits of wiping the cache partition. But before going further, if you found this post because you were trying to find a solution to your problem, then try to visit our Galaxy S9 troubleshooting page as we’ve already addressed most of the commonly reported issues with the phone. We’ve already provided solutions to some of the problems reported by our readers so try to find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you and if you need further assistance, fill up our Android issues questionnaire and hit submit.

Benefits of wiping the cache partition in your Samsung Galaxy S9

This method is often done when a user has some issues with his / her phone but we suggest you do it from time to time to make sure all caches in your phone are new and up-to-date. Why? It’s because of the following benefits.

Wiping the cache partition will make your Galaxy S9…

  • Run smoother
  • Open apps quicker
  • Avoid glitches in either the firmware or hardware
  • Fix minor problems that may occur every now and then
  • Refresh your phone’s memory
  • Boot successfully when it gets stuck on the logo
  • Improve performance especially after firmware updates

Now that you know the common benefits of wiping the cache partition in your Galaxy S9, you’re ready to do it in your phone.

How to wipe cache partition in your Samsung Galaxy S9

Just like doing the master reset, you also have to reboot your Galaxy S9 to Recovery Mode to access the option to wipe the cache partition. Follow these steps…

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Android logo displays, release all three keys.
  4. An ‘Installing system update’ message will show for 30 – 60 seconds before the Android system recovery menu options appear.
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  6. Press Power key to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Your phone will take a little time booting up after the cache partition is wiped off of its contents as it will rebuild or recreate those caches. Don’t be alarmed if the phone gets stuck on the logo for a minute or two after this just don’t turn it off so that what were deleted will be replaced successfully. So, wait for your Galaxy S9 to become active. Don’t worry, this procedure is very easy and safe to do. You won’t damage your phone just by wiping the cache partition.

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