How to Clear Cache, Cookies, and History in a Samsung Galaxy Device

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With Samsung Galaxy devices, you can browse the Internet like you would on a computer. The advancement in these devices has made using the Internet very simple. You also have choices in browsers, like the default Android browser and Google Chrome (to name just a few). Similar too to browsing the Net on a computer, you can clear the cache, cookies, and history of your browsers on your Samsung Galaxy device. You should do this from time to time as these can consume a part of your device memory.

Method 1 is compatible with devices like Samsung Note II, Note III and Note III Neo.

Method 2 is compatible with all the Samsung Galaxy devices.

== Steps ==

=== Clearing Cache, Cookies, and History in Default Android Browser ===

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Apps’ icon present on the right bottom corner of the home screen of your device. A new screen appears which has list of all the apps installed in your device (app drawer).

Step 2: Tap on the ‘blue globe shaped’ icon named ‘Browser’ or ‘Internet’ from the menu that appears. This will open the default android browser.

Step 3: Tap on the menu button of the device present on the left bottom corner. A new menu pops up. Tap on the option ‘Settings’ which will open the settings window.

Step 4: Tap on the option ‘Privacy’ present on the screen. A new screen appears named ‘Privacy’ which has options like ‘Search and URL suggestions’, ‘Preload available links before opening’, ‘Remember form data’, ‘Remember passwords’ and ‘Delete personal data’.

Step 5: Tap on the option ‘Delete personal data’. On doing so, a new menu pops up which has different options like ‘Select All’, ‘Browsing History’, ‘Cache’, ‘Cookies and site data’, ‘Passwords’, ‘Auto-fill data’ and ‘Location access’.

Step 6: Select the option ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’ and ‘Cookies and site data’ by tapping on it. A green tick adjacent to options shows it has been selected.

Step 7: Tap on ‘Done’ option finally present at the right bottom corner of popup menu to clear the cache, cookies and history.

=== Clearing Cache, Cookies, and History in Google Chrome ===

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Apps’ icon present on the right bottom corner of the home screen of your device. A new screen appears which is the app drawer and displays all the apps available on your device.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘multi-coloured circular shaped’ icon named ‘Chrome’. This will open Google chrome on your device.

Step 3: Tap on the menu option which is a ‘three dotted vertical shaped line’ icon present at the right top corner of the screen. A menu pops down which has all the menu options of Google chrome.

Step 4: Scroll down in this menu and tap on ‘Settings’ option. This will open up the settings window. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Privacy’ option under the ‘Advanced’ tab. Again a new screen appears named ‘Privacy’.

Step 5: Tap on the option named ‘CLEAR BROWSING DATA’ present at the bottom of the new screen. A new pop up menu appears which has different options like ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’, ‘Cookies, site data’, ‘Saved passwords’ and ‘Autofill data’.

Step 6: Select the options ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’ and ‘Cookies, site data’ by tapping on it. A blue tick adjacent to options shows it has been selected.

Step 7: Tap on ‘Clear’ option finally present at the right bottom corner of popup menu to clear the cache, cookies and history.

How to Clear Cache, Cookies, and History in a Samsung Galaxy Device

With Samsung Galaxy devices, you can browse the Internet like you would on a computer. The advancement in these devices has made using the Internet very simple. You also have choices in browsers, like the default Android browser and Google Chrome (to name just a few). Similar too to browsing the Net on a computer, you can clear the cache, cookies, and history of your browsers on your Samsung Galaxy device. You should do this from time to time as these can consume a part of your device memory. 

== Steps ==

=== Clearing Cache, Cookies, and History in Default Android Browser ===

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Apps’ icon present on the right bottom corner of the home screen of your device. A new screen appears.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘blue globe shaped’ icon named ‘Browser’ or ‘Internet’ from the menu that appears. This will open the default android browser.

Step 3: Tap on the menu button of the device present on the left bottom corner. A new menu pops up. Tap on the option ‘Settings’ which will open a new screen.

Step 4: Tap on the option ‘Privacy’ present on the screen. A new screen appears.

Step 5: Tap on the option ‘Delete personal data’. On doing so, a new menu pops up which has different options like ‘Select All’, ‘Browsing History’, ‘Cache’, ‘Cookies and site data’, ‘Passwords’, ‘Auto-fill data’ and ‘Location access’.

Step 6: Select the option ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’ and ‘Cookies and site data’ by tapping on it. A green tick adjacent to options shows it has been selected.

Step 7: Tap on ‘Done’ option finally present at the right bottom corner of popup menu to clear the cache, cookies and history.

=== Clearing Cache, Cookies, and History in Google Chrome ===

Step 1: Tap on the ‘Apps’ icon present on the right bottom corner of the home screen of your device. A new screen appears.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘multi-coloured circular shaped’ icon named ‘Chrome’. This will open Google chrome on your device.

Step 3: Tap on the menu option which is a ‘three dotted vertical shaped line’ icon present at the right top corner of the screen. A menu pops down.

Step 4: Scroll down in this menu and tap on ‘Settings’ option. This will open up the settings window. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Privacy’ option. Again a new screen appears.

Step 5: Tap on the option named ‘CLEAR BROWSING DATA’ present at the bottom of the new screen. A new pop up menu appears which has different options like ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’, ‘Cookies, site data’, ‘Saved passwords’ and ‘Autofill data’.

Step 6: Select the options ‘Browsing history’, ‘Cache’ and ‘Cookies, site data’ by tapping on it. A blue tick adjacent to options shows it has been selected.

Step 7: Tap on ‘Clear’ option finally present at the right bottom corner of popup menu to clear the cache, cookies and history.

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