Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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Clearing the cache, cookies and history can help you free up disk space by deleting web pages and data. This will speed up the browser's response and allow your phone to work more quickly and efficiently. It will also help you maintain your privacy. Follow the instructions below:

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Instructions

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    On your phone home menu, tap on applications (The icon with 4 squares in the box).
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    Touch the Internet application to launch and start the process.
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    On your phone, tap on the menu icon, the icon that looks like a Windows of a house.
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    Scroll down and look for Settings with a Gear Icon.
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    Under Settings, Touch the Privacy and security option, below the General option.
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    Tap on Clear Cache, the first option from the top.
    Then tap OK
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    Now look for Clear all Cookie and data then tap the arrow going right.
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    Touch on OK again to end the process.
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    Tap on Clear History then Tap OK
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Now, your Cookies, Cache and History are cleaned plus additional space to you phones disk.

Advantages of Clearing Cache, Cookies, and History on Samsung Galaxy Note2

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    It clears up some space on your phone.
    Although it won't be too much, cookies and history will consume your phone memory. Individually, it won't be a lot but if you have been using your phone for a long time and you have not done any single action to clear it up, it can pile up eventually. When this happens, you will also notice that your phone starts to slow down.
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    It speeds up your Samsung Galaxy Note2.
    Your phone does not need to recall a lot of things when you run certain applications. Therefore, overall, you will notice that your apps will launch and function much faster as compared when you have saved a lot of cookies and browsing history in it.
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    It protects your phone in case a stranger accesses it without your knowledge.
    Cookies and history will save the sites that you normally access, as well as the passwords and log-in details that you put in, especially if you opt that they be saved. Therefore, if another person happens to play around with your phone, it is rather easy for that person to enter sites that you normally visit and use your log in information to do that.
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    It is able to follow new sites in case there are updates on that site.
    There are cases when a site actually moves to another web host. In this case, when you have active cache and cookies on your phone, it will keep on directing your command to the previous site. With this, it will end up as unavailable when you go to that site. Clearing the cache and cookies will allow your phone to recognize that the site has moved and it will be directed to that one instead.
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Disadvantages of Clearing Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy Note2

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    It won't be able to recall your log-in details.
    You will need to log-in each time you visit a site. This may be rather uncomfortable, especially if you are in a hurry when browsing through a site.
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    It requires typing of the URL all the time.
    Unless you make a bookmark, you will have to type in the full URL of a site because your device won't remember the previous sites that you visited. This allows for privacy because when another person uses your device, they won't be able to see the sites that you visited. However, it may be rather inconvenient, especially if you are in need of information fast.
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Questions and Answers

I can't delete the Google browsing history on a Note2?

In the browsing history it shows all the sites I have visited with a little square next to them and I go to settings, and clear cache, clear history, etc. and the page is still there in Google with all the sites I searched for.

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If you are unable to clear your cache on your Note2 using your web history settings on Android then tap on your Google Now icon on your Apps scree and navigate to Settings >Google Account History>Web & App Activity. Once you are at the Web & App activity page look at the very bottom of the screen. There is a bar that gives the option of tapping Manage History at the very bottom of the screen.

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Once the Manage History screen is open you will see a scrolling list of your entire search history. These items have check boxes next to them that you can tick to remove or you can remove all of your search history at once. The options for deletion of history on your screen are -

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  • from the past hour
  • from the past day
  • past week
  • past four weeks
  • since the beginning of time.

Select one of these options and tap an answer circle to "Remove." Ideally you should select "since the beginning of time" if you really want to start fresh with your phone history.This should succeed in removing all previous searches you have made on your Note2.

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