You need to wipe the cache partition of your Samsung Galaxy S6 when you run into software issues that do not require a factory reset. Clearing the cache partition erases the system cache which stores temporary and sometimes obsolete files.
How To Wipe Cache Partition Of Samsung Galaxy S6
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key, as well as the Power key.
- As soon as the Android logo appears, let go of all three keys.
- An ‘Installing system update’ message shows for 30 – 60 seconds before the Galaxy S6 recovery menu options appear.
- Press the Volume down key several times to go to wipe cache partition.
- Press Power key to choose the option.
- Press the Volume down key to go to yes and press the Power key to choose.
- When your Galaxy S6 completes the wipe cache partition, Reboot system now is highlighted.
- Press the Power key to restart the device.
You now know how to wipe the Cache Partition of the Galaxy S6. When your Galaxy S6 reboots, it may take a while to start up. This is because it is now rebuilding the recently deleted cache.
If you are wiping your smartphone cache to improve performance and still have issues after the cache wipe and a factory reset, then your phone may have other problems that need sorting.
Always take your device to the official manufacturer outlet or to your carrier to have it sorted before taking it to a third-party repair shop. Unless, of course, the repair shop is certified by your manufacturer.
The cached data on your Samsung Galaxy S6, as mentioned, stores temporary files and other miscellaneous files to help speed up your device during regular use.
However, as time goes by, and after several updates, the cache might become corrupt or hold on to obsolete files. To ensure that your smartphone runs optimally it is a good idea to wipe the cache partition.
What Does Wiping The Cache Partition Of Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Do?
When you clear the cache partition, it deletes old and obsolete data stored in your Galaxy S6 cache.
How Often/When Should You Wipe The Cache Partition On Galaxy S6?
How often you wipe the cache partition on your Galaxy S6 depends on different factors. For example, if you just installed an update from your carrier or Samsung, then go ahead and clear the cache partition.
Other times that you might want to wipe the Galaxy S6 cache partition include when apps slow down or crash regularly. Not only do you want to monitor individual app performance but you should also monitor the overall phone performance to determine if it is a good idea to clear the cache.
Is Wiping The Cache Partition On My Galaxy S6 Safe?
Yes. It is safe to perform a cache wipe. It is one of the recommended ways to ensure that your device does not run into performance issues after a major Android update such as moving from Lollipop to Nougat (or vice versa).
Does Wiping The Cache Partition Delete Photos Or Erase Other Data?
And, as said earlier, wiping the cache partition on your S6 does not delete any personal information or files. This is not a hard reset or factory reset. And, when you phone restarts, it automatically rebuilds the cache with new and up to date files.
After reading the 9 Easy Steps To Clear The Cache Partition on your Samsung Galaxy S6 you should now know a bit about the Android cache and what it does and how to clear it.