Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy S3

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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 it, is to clear the history, cookies and cache. This article shows how to do that for the Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop or Marshmallow.

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    From the home screen tap the "Apps" icon.
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    On your Apps screen, tap the "Internet" shortcut.
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    When your browser loads, tap "MORE" in the upper right corner.
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    From the dropdown menu, tap "Settings".
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    On the Internet settings screen, tap "Privacy".
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    Inside Privacy, tap "Delete personal data".
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    When the Delete personal data window pops up, select; "Browsing history", "Cache", and "Cookies and site data", then tap "DELETE".
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Lollipop

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    On the home screen, tap the Apps shortcut.
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    While viewing Apps, tap "Internet".
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    When the internet browser loads, tap the three-dot menu below your screen to the left (on the actual phone)
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    Tap "Settings" from the dropdown menu.
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    Inside settings, tap "Privacy".
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    On the Privacy screen, tap "Delete personal data".
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    On the Delete personal data screen, select; "Browsing history", "Cache", and "Cookies and site data"
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    Once all three are selected, tap "DELETE".
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Jelly Bean/Kitkat

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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
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    Tap OK to clear the cache.
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    While still on the Privacy and Security screen
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    Tap "Clear history". When the popup window prompts you, tap"OK" to clear your entire browsing history.
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    On the Privacy and Security screen, tap "Clear All Cookie Data"
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    Tap, "OK" when the popup prompts you.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • When you tap Delete, you'll clear your cache, cookies, and browsing 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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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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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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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.

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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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
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    Tap OK to clear the history.
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How do I clear a page that appears as soon as I open my Google search engine?

It is a wheel with pop ups that say you're the 3rd Samsung user in Tucson who won click here to accept your prize. I click back on the bottom left of my Samsung G3 and then another pop up box says leave or cancel so I click leave and then the first pop up box appears again. I have cleared history, cache and cookies and it keeps appearing so I cannot use the search engine. Thank you.

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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.

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
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    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
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    Tap OK to clear cookies.
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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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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 "Play store" 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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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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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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Trying to change account on Google and it said to clear cache and auto-fill. Trying to do that on S4?

How do I clear cache in S4 and also how do I delete an old Google account?

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