Even the most sophisticated device such as Samsung Galaxy S7 would have to deal with random issue and bugs from time to time. This could happen for a number of reasons and it can be very frustrating to the user.
When dealing with this kind of problem, people need to find the cause in order to find the best solution. If the problem comes from 3rd party application, then removing the app usually will solve the problem.
But if the problem doesn’t involve any application, then perhaps a simple action such as wipe cache partition will solve the problem right away. This action only removes cache data from an app or from the device, and gives new room for the system so it can run back smoothly.
The cache partition stored up cache data or temporary data that were usually accessed by the phone to make the loading process faster. But, as time goes by, the amount of temporary data that was stored in the partition is increased and become the culprit of sluggish performance or other phone problem.
Do not make mistake by thinking that wipe cache partition is the same as factory reset, because in this action, no data will be erased. It will only remove cache or temporary data, so there is no need to worry of losing any data, although it will be wise to back it up in the first place as a precaution just in case something happen along the way and somehow you lose all your data.
How to Wipe Cache Partition on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
This is step by step guide on how to wipe cache partition from your device:
- Boot Samsung Galaxy S7 into Recovery Mode first
- In the recovery mode, use Volume Up and Down button to navigate between the menus. There are several options to choose and make sure to highlight “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
- Press Power button to select this options
- Now all you need to do is waiting while it cleans out the entire data cache partition. It could take some time before it finished, and the more data you have, the longer it will take to complete. Just leave the phone while the process take place and do not do anything with it.
- When the process is complete, you can bring your phone back to normal mode. Simply navigate through the option using Volume button and by using Power button, select the “Reboot System Now” options
- The phone will reboot into standard mode
Now, the first time you use the phone after you clear out cache partition, you may find that the phone is a little bit sluggish and doesn’t work as fast as it used to be. There is no need to panic, because it means that the phone and its Android system are still working on optimizing the whole application.
It may take some time before it finally goes back to its normal speed and you will find that it will work even faster with no more problem that plague you before.