How To Clear Cache Partition On LG G5

You need to wipe the cache partition of your LG G5 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 LG G5

  • From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • Tap the ‘General’ tab.
  • Tap Storage > Internal storage.
  • Wait for menu options to finish calculating.
  • Tap Free up space.
  • Tap Temporary files & raw files.
  • Select the following options:
    • Cached data
    • Clip tray temporary files
    • Raw files from camera
  • Tap Delete > DELETE.

Android version 8.0.0

  • From any home screen, swipe left to locate and tap Settings.
  • Select the General tab or scroll to and tap Extensions > Smart cleaning > Optimized.
  • Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size it will take several seconds to complete.
  • When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and Optimized will not be available. This means your our cached data has been successfully cleared.

Android version 7.1.2

  • From any home screen, tap Apps > Settings.
  • If using Tab view, select the General tab.
  • Tap Storage > Internal storage.
  • Wait for menu options to finish calculating.
  • Tap Cached data and then tap CLEAR.
  • Wait for the cached data to clear; depending on size it will take several seconds to complete.
  • When the wipe is complete, the storage screen refreshes and cached data will not be listed. This means your our cached data has been successfully cleared.
  • When you enter the Storage menu again, Cached data will now show as “Calculating.”

Final Advice

You now know how to wipe the Cache Partition of the LG G5. When your LG G5 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 (in this case LG).

If our tutorial helped you or if you learned something new, please share the information with your friends so that they too can have an idea of how caching works on their Android smartphones.

Additional Information

The method for getting to and clearing the “cache partition” on your LG G5 is different than most Android devices. However, it has more or less the same effect.

Cached data on your LG G5, as mentioned, stores temporary files and other miscellaneous files to help speed up your device during day to day use.

However, with time, and after several updates, app uninstalls, etc. the cache can 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 LG G5 Do?

Wiping the LG G5 ThinQ cache partition clears out old or obsolete cache files left by apps, updates, and other services. It does not delete any of your personal data.

How Often/When Should You Wipe The Cache Partition On LG G5?

For the most part, it depends. If your phone just received a major update and you notice any issues, then go ahead and clear the cache.

Other times when wiping the partition can help include when your device slows down, freezes up, or frequently becomes unresponsive.

Is Wiping The Cache Partition On My LG G5 Safe?

Absolutely. It is safe to carry out a cache wipe. One of the recommended ways to guarantee that your device does not run into performance issues after a major Android update, such as moving from Lollipop to Nougat (or vice versa), is to wipe the old cache and replace it with a new one.

Does Wiping The Cache Partition Delete Photos Or Erase Other Data?

No. As mentioned before, this operation only gets rid of unnecessary cached data. Nothing more. It is not a factory or hard reset.

When your phone reboots, it will automatically rebuild the cache with fresh files for your apps and services to improve performance.

After reading the 9 Easy Steps To Clear The Cache Partition on your LG G5 you should now know a bit about the Android cache and what it does and how to clear it. Thanks for reading it here on ORDUH.

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