How to Clear Google Drive Cache on Galaxy S20

Wondering why Google Drive is suddenly acting up or not working on your new Galaxy S20 handset? If so, then clearing the app’s cache might help. Here’s a quick guide on how to clear Google Drive cache on Galaxy S20.

These files play a vital role when the app is used offline. For example, cached web pages in browser apps will let you navigate a site even when they’re offline. While storing app cache offers some benefits, it can also inflict some issues especially when too much cache has been accumulated. This is when apps suddenly misbehave or stop working. 

To prevent such a dilemma, clearing apps cache from time to time is also recommended. In this post, I will walk you through the standard process of clearing cached files from one of the internet giant’s useful platforms called Drive. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to clear Google Drive cache on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 7 minutes

Performing the following steps will clear the cache from the Galaxy S20’s Google Drive app. This should be a straightforward process as visual representations in the form of screenshots are also provided.

  1. Open the Google folder.

    It’s usually lined up among other app shortcuts from the Apps viewer.
    To access the Apps viewer, just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.
    Inside the Google folder are other relevant apps.

    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - drive icon

  2. Locate and tap the Drive icon.

    Doing so will launch the Google Drive app.


    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - open drive

  3. From the Drive app main screen, tap the navigation/menu icon.

    It’s represented by a three-horizontal-line figure located on the upper-leftmost corner of the main screen.
    A list of Drive options and settings will then populate.

    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - drive menu

  4. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Settings for Drive storage, notifications, theme and other relevant functions will show up next.

    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - drive settings

  5. Scroll down to the Documents cache section then tap Clear cache.

    Doing so will clear out all cached documents from Google Drive.

    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - clear cache

  6. Read and review the pop-up message then tap OK to confirm.

    Document cache in Google Drive will be cleared.


    clear google drive cache galaxy s20 - confirm

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and later
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

The cache size of Google Drive can also be set to a certain amount. To do this, you can use the Cache size option from the Drive Settings menu. The cache size limit ranges from 100 MB to 1000 MB. Just mark your preferred size limit by tapping on it.

Clearing apps cache is also a way of freeing up storage space from your galaxy s20. This is usually needed if your device is already running low on storage. Storage management is essential to ensuring your phone’s optimum performance.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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