Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Is your mobile browser slowing down? Planning a surprise for someone who loves snooping on your phone? Whatever the case, there's a good chance that clearing your phone's cache and browsing data will be beneficial. The files can accumulate and slow down your browsing experience, and they also serve as a record of every site you've visited in your browser.

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Luckily, clearing browsing data on the Samsung Galaxy Note3 is quick and easy. Here's how you can add this essential skill to your Android know-how.

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Clearing Your Browser's Cache, Cookies, and History

  1. 1
    On your phone's home screen, touch/tap the "Applications" icon.
    This will bring you to your phone's applications.
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    Next, tap the "Internet" icon (looks like a globe).
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  3. 3
    This should open your web browser.
    Tap the "Menu" soft key button on the lower left part of the front of your device.
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    In the menu, tap on the phone's browser "Settings" tab.
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    Next, tap on "Privacy & Security".
    Several security options will now appear.
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    First, tap "Clear Cache" and tap "OK" to confirm.
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    Next, tap "Clear all Cookie Data" to delete cookies, and tap "OK".
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    Finally, select "Clear History," and tap "OK" to confirm.
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    Be sure to regularly clear your Galaxy Note3's Cache, Cookies, and History for the speediest browsing possible.
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Tips & Trivia

  • Your history is a log of every web page you have visited with your browser. In addition to slowing down your browsing experience, people using your browser may happen across activity you'd rather they didn't know about. Deleting your history can help prevent that from happening.
  • Cached files are items your browser has saved to speed up the loading of web pages. A cache that has many files, though, can ultimately slow down your browsing. It's a good idea to clear your cache fairly regularly.
  • Cookies are small amounts of data that are specific to you and the website that they correspond to. As with cached files, they can slow down your browsing experience.

Questions and Answers

My screen did not show an Internet icon. Where is it?

Go to the Home Menu

If you are having a hard time locating your Internet icon, try these tips:

  • Get to your Home menu by pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key until it takes you to the Home screen. On the Favorites bar on your Home screen, you will normally see the internet icon (the globe icon, fourth from the left in the image below). Tap on the Internet icon to open the application.
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  • Go to the Application list. Get to your Application list by going to the Home menu and tapping on the Applications icon (right-most icon on the Favorites bar in the above image). From the Application list, look for the Internet app and tap on it to open the application.
  • If you still can't find the Internet app, send a text message containing a website address to your own mobile number. For example, send yourself a text message containing the message: www.visihow.com. When you receive the message, tap on the address and choose "Open URL" on the page that will pop up. You may be asked to choose what application should be used to open this type of file; if so, choose "Internet". The Internet application will automatically open.
  • Once you locate the internet browser icon, press and hold the icon, and then drag it onto the main screen of your device.
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How to clear history and cache etc?

I am following some directions from internet but it is not working.

You can clear your History and Cache using the Internet mobile browser applications by following these steps:

  • Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Home button once or the Back Key button a few times.
  • On your Home Menu, tap on the Internet apps icon located second to the right on the favorites tab.
  • From the "Internet" app, tap on Settings > Privacy > Delete Personal Data > choose the data that you want to delete by putting a check mark on it, or put a check mark on Select all to choose all data > Tap on Done.
  • All of your Internet browsing data is now deleted.
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You can also go to your Home > Menu Key > Settings > More > Application Manager > All tab > Open Internet App page from the list > Tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache. This will clear your phone data and cache on the native Internet browser.

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1. Select "Applications" icon from home screen.

2. Select the "Internet" app.

3. Select "Settings" from the menu.

4. Go to "Privacy" and then "Security".

5. Now press the "Clear Cache Button" and then press OK to confirm the selection.

6. Right below that you will find the "Clear History" tab. Select it, then press OK to confirm.

7. Now look further down on the menu and select "Clear All Cookie Data," and press OK to confirm

8. This should clear all of the temporary files and history from the browser on your phone.

I downloaded a file for a game and tried to delete it, but I can't find it.

I downloaded a file for a game and I've tried to delete it, but I can't find it, and every time that I open the game is shows that the file is installed in my phone. I tried a lot of apps to remove this file but none have worked. Please help me!!!

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Depending on the application that you used during downloading, the location of the downloaded file is in its download folder. Here are some tips to find the missing file:

  • Use your file explorer application to search for the downloaded file. Go to your Home Screen > Apps > My Files > All Files > Device Storage > Download. Check to see if the file that you are looking for is in that folder.
  • If you downloaded it through a third party applications and browser, you can search for the application's folder by going to your Home Screen > Apps > My Files > All Files > Device Storage > Android > Data > Search for the application you used for downloading and tap on it > Search for the Download folder and locate the file that you are looking for.
  • You can also use your File explorer's search function. To search for a file name, go to your Home Screen > Apps > My Files > All Files > Device Storage > tap on Menu key > Choose Search > Enter the name of the file that you are looking for.
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To delete a file from your phone, you can tap and hold on it until options appear. Choose "Delete" and confirm action. Selected file will now be deleted from your phone.

Was this a game installation file or the game's data file? If you've installed a game that you no longer want, simply go into Settings>Apps and select the game from the downloaded list and then hit Uninstall.

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You can also browse your phone's internal storage for the files by using a file manager app. You can easily find one from the Play Store. Something like "Es File Explorer" will work. Once installed, you can open the app and search for the game data file in /Android/Data or in Android/OBB folders.

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How do you delete your recent text message history from the Galaxy Note3?

I have the Note3 and I have tried everything to delete the recent text history. You can delete the individual text, but if you hit the icon next to the To: box on a new message, it shows everyone that you have had a conversation with either by just number or complete contact name. I just want to delete where it shows the history.

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In the history menu on your device you can simply press the following buttons: Menu>>>>Select Delete History>>>From here, all your history will be gone.

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How do you delete the logs in the Galaxy Note3?

Under messaging there is an icon and when I press it, it shows all the people that I've messaged. I want to delete that.

In order to delete the message logs in your Note3, do the following:

  • Tap Contacts.
  • Tap History.
  • It will show you recent messages and contacts.
  • Tap the menu button or also known as the option button. (http://screencast.com/t/9qLdfdkn)
  • Choose the delete option

OR

  • Go to Contacts.
  • Tap "Not Assigned".
  • Choose the ones you wish to delete.
  • Tap the menu/option button.
  • Choose Delete.

I was searching for info on the Phone itself. I don't have one yet, but appreciate that you are here to help. May you have a blessed day. Thanks again.

Have a blessed day. By that I mean put God first in your life . Thanks for being there to help others. God will bless you for that.

You can check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 page to get more info on the device.

I want to reset my Facebook password on my Note3?

I had not verified my Facebook account and I forgot my password.

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How to clear and turn off on NOTE 1?

How can I turn off tracking on my Note 1 phone? Also how can I clear browser history? And do you recommend a browser besides Google?

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How do I delete the pictures in my gallery on my Note3?

I have over 200 pictures on my camera that I would like to delete

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My Galaxy Note1 is slow. I only have 10 apps that I downloaded. I just followed your recommendation, 'clearing cache/cookies/history'. I would love to know the best way & hopefully the easiest way to preserve the speed of my tablet. If I want more apps, should I transfer them to my SD card? I just followed your recommendation re cleaning cache, history etc & wait to see what happens. I only have downloaded 9 apps but would like more but worried, it may slow down the tablet. Are there other ways to retain memory? And lastly if I download new apps should I transfer them to my SD card? Many thanks, hope you may be able to help & greetings

My Note1 sometimes freezes, so I take out the battery to reboot.

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My used space says 17GB. I click to see the total it is less than 8GB?

Used space doesn't match up. My used space says 17GB. I click to see the total it is less than 8GB

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Hello. I rebooted my phone after changing my phone number and now I can't log into Facebook?

It doesn't recognize the browser, keeps saying I haven't logged in from this browser before

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How to clear open Windows on upper right?

I cannot delete open Windows. It's the little square boxes with the number in it, it always has more than one and I can't clear it

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How do I stop my battery from running out so quickly?

My battery runs out quickly on my Note3, so I want to clear the cache and cookies but the instructions on VisiHow show different icons to my Note3. I have tried: I tried following the instructions on VisiHow but couldn't find the icons that are shown in the instructions - I couldn't find how to get to clear cache and clear cookies. I think it was caused by: I don't know!

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When I go next to search something new, several suggestions pop up that are past searches, so there must be a record still somewhere?

I clear history for all time - I can find no place to clear cache. When I go next to search something new, several suggestions pop up that are past searches, so there must be a record still somewhere. I have tried: I followed some instructions online that had pictures that didn't match what was actually on my phone. I think it was caused by: I have no idea

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