Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy S3

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How to Clear the Cache on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

If you need to erase your online history from your browser, or just speed it up, this is for you.

Do you want to clear your phone's history, cookies or cache? If your phone's browser is acting slower than usual, you probably do. Your browser's cache stores bits and pieces of info about the sites you've visited to help them load faster, but cached files also prevent updated versions of sites to display. Cookies and history leave a trail of where you've been, so if you want to speed up your browser and maintain your privacy, the best way to do that is to clear the history, cookies and cache. This article shows how to do that for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

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    Tap the Apps icon located on the lower right corner of your Home screen.
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    Tap Internet (the browser will open up).
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    Touch the Menu button, located on the lower left corner of your device.
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    The menu options will appear, and you can scroll down to Settings.
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    From the settings option, select Privacy and Security.
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    Tap Clear Cache.
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    A popup window will appear asking you if that's what you want to do.
    Tap OK to clear the cache.
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Clearing the History on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

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    After clearing your cache, your phone will take you back to Privacy and Security.
    Select it.
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    Next, select Clear History.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear the history.
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Where are Cookies Located on the Samsung Galaxy S3?

On your Samsung Galaxy S3, cookies are located under Privacy and Security.

To get there:

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    Go to your Home screen and tap on Apps, and find the Internet app.
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    Hit your device's menu key.
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    Tap Privacy and Security.
    In the middle of your screen you will see the heading Cookies.
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Clearing the Cookies on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

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    Select Privacy and Security.
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    Scroll down, and under Cookies, tap Clear All Cookie Data.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear cookies.
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Deleting a Portion of Cookies, Cache, and History

By tapping Clear, you delete all the cache, cookies and history stored on your mobile phone browser. There's no way to delete specific cookies or parts of your cache and history.

Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • When you tap Clear, you will delete all of the cache, cookies and history from your Samsung Galaxy S3.
  • You can never delete just a portion of the cookies, caches and History from your device.

Questions and Answers on Clearing the S3 History

I have cleared the history already but when I tried to search some words it keeps on appearing still.

Clearing your browser's history won't clear everything; it just removes the links to the sites you have previously visited. To remove autofill suggestions, follow the instructions above to clear your cache.

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How can I delete my S3 Skype history?

I want privacy on my phone. There are four Skype conversations I don't want anyone to see.

You can, in fact, remove your copy of a conversation from your phone. However, this will not remove the conversation from the other person's device.

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    Open your Skype app.
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    Under recent, find the conversation you want to delete.
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    Tap and hold the conversation.
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    Tap on Remove from recent.
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Battery will not charge... it has been from 12% to 17% and been charging for hours?

I tried the clear cache but got an error... what else can I try?

Clearing the cache shouldn't affect your battery life positively or negatively; if you have problems with your battery, you will need to get it checked out by a certified Samsung representative for a repair.

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Lower menu tab won't move -- is there a way to get it to move?

I can't seem to move my menu tab from the lower right to the middle. is there a way to do that?

Unfortunately, wherever your menu tab pops up on your screen is where it will stay.

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Clearing Internet history

If you clear the internet history from your phone, will the sites you had previously visited reappear? Or for them to appear, you would have to visit that site again?

After you clear the history, the sites appearing in the history will be those you visited after you cleared it, so if one appears again, then you have visited it after clearing.

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How do I clear the cookies on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

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    Go to your Home screen and tap on Apps, and find the Internet app.
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    Hit your device's menu key.
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    Tap Privacy and Security.
    In the middle of your screen you will see the heading Cookies.
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    Select Privacy and Security.
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    Scroll down, and under Cookies, tap Clear All Cookie Data.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear cookies.
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How do I delete all call logs on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

Hi, Daniel; I appreciate your help. I'm not a real "techie," so please bear with me. All I'd like to do is to delete my call logs, all of them. Do you know how I should do that?

Follow these steps to clear your S3's call logs.

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    From your home screen, open the Phone app.
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    Tap the Logs tab.
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    Press the menu key in the lower-left corner of your device.
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    Tap Delete.
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    Tap Select All.
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    Tap Delete again.
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Can not clear browser history because screen does not follow this tutorial on Samsung Galaxy S4?

How can I clear browser history? The screens in the tutorial do not match the screens in my Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Hi Daniel, do you charge for this if so I can search around and try to muddle my way through/?

I am continuously getting pop ups each time I activate my phone. Someone suggested I should clear my cache. Which I have now done thanks to your site.

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I am trying to clear history and I opened the browser and it said there should be a menu button but I am not finding one?

I have tried following numerous sites on how to clear history and none of them are working.

When you're in your internet app, just press the menu key on the bottom of your device itself -- not the bottom of your screen. From there, you will find the applicable options listed in the steps above.

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Please, how can I get these random Pop-Ups to go away?

I have pop-ups turned off...besides I would say its a pop up; its more like a redirect of some sort...Many times I swipe my screen to unlock or if I am just on screen doing whatever, the "Playstore" opens up with app suggestions other times, a website called "sheandroid.com" appears randomly and regularly

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Hi my Galaxy tab 3 has no sound when video recording?

When recording video the Galaxy tab 3 has no sound, not even when played back. Can clearing the cache help restore sound when recoding video?

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If I clear my cache does that affect my progress in the games I play? Ex: Candy Crush?

No, clearing the browser's cache won't affect any of the progress you've made in any games on your phone. Clearing the internet cache will only affect the internet browser.

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I want to know how to pull up messaging history on my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I have deleted messages from the messages but want to delete the messaging history as well.

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I'm actually trying to figure out how to keep Gmail from saving my password?

I don't want to be automatically logged into Gmail - and I'm trying to do this via my phone and can't figure out how to stop it from happening.

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I'm trying to get a web page off my Galaxy S3 browser?

If you're trying to clear your Galaxy S3's browser history, do the following:

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    Open your Internet app.
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    Touch the Menu button, located on the lower left corner of your device.
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    The menu options will appear, and you can scroll down to Settings.
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    From the settings option, select Privacy and Security.
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    Next, select Clear History.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear the history.
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My S3 became slower after updating it to jelly bean 4.3?

I have cleared cache and still it is slow

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I want to stop an unwanted sight from?

An unwanted site keeps appearing. I have tried: Cleared Google history. I think it was caused by: Someone did a search that is objectionable

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