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How to Wipe Cache Partition on LG G5

Wipe Cache Partition on LG G5 – Android device is a very complex system where different app works in the same time and there is always a chance that something happens along the way and cause some issue with the device performance.

If you suspect that the problem caused by a third party app in your device, you can try to boot into Safe Mode and see whether the problem still occur or not. If nothings happen in Safe Mode, then you can be sure that third party app is the one that cause the problem.

How to Wipe Cache Partition on LG G5

When you already make sure that the third party app you installed in your device is the culprit, then you can take immediate action and the first thing you can do is wipe out cache partition.

There are at least two scenarios in this case, and the first one is for those who have custom recovery installed in their device. Boot into LG G5 Recovery Mode, where you can wipe cache partition from there.

If you have TWRP custom recovery, you can wipe cache partition by choosing Wipe > Advanced Wipe and check the “Dalvik Cache” and “Cache” partitions options before you proceed to the next step. If you have CWM, then all you need to do is choose “Wipe Cache Partition” on the available options to wipe the whole cache partition on your device.

Remember that those steps work only if you have custom recovery installed in your device. If you don’t have any of it, then you can wipe cache partition by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings application in your LG G5.
  2. Scroll down until you come up with “Storage & USB” options. Tap on this options to bring you inside Storage menu.
  3. Inside Storage & USB menu, you will see different kind of information that shows you how the storage area in your device is was being used. It usually shows up the information of Available space, Pictures, App, Cached Data, Audio, Download and other information. It simply show you the categorization on how your entire data is being stored.

  4. Since you want to clear out and wipe cache partition, then you need to tap on Cache Data section.
  5. When you tap on this section, a dialog box will pop up and ask whether you want to delete the whole cache data for the apps or not.
  6. Choose OK and let the process begin. It may take some time before the process is complete, depend on the amount of cache that has been build up all this time.
  7. When the process is complete, you can use your phone back like you used to. But it is highly recommended to reboot your LG G5 first, just to make sure everything run smoothly

It was that easy to wipe cache partition, especially if you don’t have any custom recovery installed in your LG G5. You can do this from time to time to clear out unwanted cache and help your device to run smoothly all the time.

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2 comments

  1. Is there any difference between clear cache data and wipe cache partation ?

    • Clear cache will only delete cache data for specific app, while wipe cache partition will delete all android system cache.

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