If you’ve been an Android user for a while now, you may have heard of the cache partition in troubleshooting problems or as a solution. Well, if you haven’t because you’re new to Android or if it’s your first time to encounter a problem on your Galaxy Note10+, that’s okay. In fixing Galaxy Note10+ problems, you sometimes need to clear the cache partition or refresh the system cache. In this brief article, we’ll explain why you may need to do it and how.
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What is a cache partition and why clear it on your Galaxy Note10+?
Android uses partitions in a device’s internal storage in order to store stuff. One such partitions is cache partition. The cache partition keeps update files and other information called system cache. Update files are downloaded and stored in a cache partition first before they’re installed. Sometimes, the files in the cache partition may become corrupt or outdated causing problems. This can lead to all sorts of problems though the most common may be felt performance-wise. If your Galaxy Note10+ started to act sluggish or slow after installing a system update or app, this might be due to a bad system cache so you’ll need to clear the cache partition. This is also a common troubleshooting step in fixing most Samsung Galaxy issues so knowing how to do it can come handy.
Wiping the cache partition only clears the system files and won’t affect personal data such as photos, videos, documents, apps, etc. It also won’t clear any customizations that you might have on your phone so you can safely do it even without creating a backup.
How to clear cache partition on Galaxy Note10+
Below are the steps to clear the cache partition on your Galaxy Note10+.
- Turn off the device. This is important as your device won’t boot to Recovery Mode when it’s on.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby / Power key.
- Once the Android Recovery screen comes up, release the buttons.
- Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe cache partition.’
- Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe cache partition.’
- Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
- Press the Power button to confirm the action to clear the cache.
- Wait for a second as the system wipes the cache.
- Press the Power button again to reboot the device. This will return the device to the normal interface.
- That’s it!
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