How to clear an app cache and data on your Galaxy Note10+

This short tutorial will show you how to clear an app cache and data on a Galaxy Note10+. Both of these troubleshooting steps are some of the important solutions when dealing with an app problem on a Samsung Galaxy device.

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How to clear an app cache and data on your Galaxy Note10+

Whenever you’re dealing with app-specific errors or bugs, it’s important that you clear its cache and data. Below are the steps on how to clear an app cache and data on your Galaxy Note10+.

How to clear app cache on Galaxy Note10+

One of the basic troubleshooting steps to fix Android issues is clearing an app cache. Apps compile files, images, videos, ads, documents, etc. and store them in an app-specific folder in order to work faster. These files are usually the ones that an app needs to use, depending on your usage habits. Normally, such files are downloaded from the internet but in order to hasten the process, the app can simply store them locally in your device so once they’re needed, they can be accessed faster. Such files are consolidated to become an app cache. Sometimes, this cache may become corrupt or outdated and can cause problems. In order to keep an app cache in good shape, you can delete the current one. Don’t worry as this won’t delete personal data like your photos, videos, documents, etc. Your device will rebuild this app cache over time. 

To clear an app cache:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Apps icon.
  3. Open Settings app.
  4. Tap Apps.
  5. If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  6. Select Show system apps.
  7. Find and tap the appropriate app.
  8. Tap Storage.
  9. Tap Clear Cache button.
  10. Restart the device and check for the problem.

How to clear app data on Galaxy Note10+

Should clearing of the app’s cache won’t make a difference, try to also reset its settings to defaults. Deleting app data can be drastic compared to clearing its cache since it will return the app to its original state. This means that important settings may be wiped out if you’re not careful. For example, if you clear a game app data, you will have to log back in to your profile or account afterwards. This may also lead to lose of game progress (if the game does not have cloud support). 

To clear an app’s data and return it to its defaults:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Apps icon.
  3. Open Settings app.
  4. Tap Apps.
  5. If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  6. Select Show system apps.
  7. Find and tap the appropriate app.
  8. Tap Storage.
  9. Tap Clear Data button.
  10. Restart the device and check for the problem.

 


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