Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy Tab
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Clearing the cache to your browser is beneficial. It can help your browsing sessions be faster and resolve some issues, and it can give you more free space in your phone's storage memory.
- 1Open your tab's home screen and tap on "Browser" (World icon).2Touch "Menu" to open the list of options that you can select.3Now touch "Settings", the gear looking icon.4Look for "Clear cache", then tap that option.5Tap on "Yes" to agree on deleting the cache.6Now look for "Clear all cookies and data" to erase them.7Tap on "Yes" again to agree and start the process of deleting.8Once you see that "Clear cache" and "Clear all cookies" options have been grayed out, that means all are cleared.
Delete cookies and cache on Google Chrome browser
- 1Go to your applications and look for "Settings icon" (gear icon) in the list of applications.2On the list of options, look for "Application manager".3In the application manager, select your Google Chrome from the list of items.4On the page of options in Google Chrome, you need to tap "Clear cache" and then "Clear data".Cookies are included in the data section.
Delete cache and cookies on a latest Samsung Tab
- 1Look for the Internet icon, the globe icon, and launch it.2Tap the "Options" icon to open the drop down menu, and tap on the "Settings" option, with the gear icon.3On the list of categories, such as General, Privacy and security, Accessibility, Advanced, Bandwidth Management and Labs, tap "Privacy and security".4Tap the first option for "Clear cache" and tap "OK" to start the process.5Under cookies, tap on "Clear all cookie data" and tap on "OK" again to start the process, then wait until it's done.
Once both options turn gray, this means it has been cleared.
Why clear the cache and cookies in the browser
Information from any website that you have visited is stored in hundreds of thousands of files in your phone memory. Huge websites with too many fancy things are heavy to load in your browser, and they may occupy a large space in the phone memory. Each time you visit a website, part of the process is saved in the browser's cache for the browser to display stored files from the server, and these stored files can help cut the load times whenever you visit the website again.
From time to time, web developers have to make updates to the files that comprise their website to add another feature. If you maintain those old saved files, there is a tendency that it will load the old web information, and then it may not function correctly. You may encounter run time errors and missing buttons on the website, and you may be unable to save the time sheet. The performed action may not respond appropriately, but deleting the cache and cookies will resolve the issue.
Questions and Answers
I have an older Samsung Galaxy tablet that I'm trying to delete the history from?
How do I delete the surfing history from this device? Thanks.
Deleting cache. Cookies, and history from your older Android device can fix many of its speed issues. Follow the steps below to clear the history of your Samsung Galaxy Tab:
- 1On your home screen, tap on the ‘Apps’ icon.2Open the Internet browser.3Touch the menu button.4Select ‘Settings’ from the menu.5Tap on the ‘Clear History’ option, which is located under the ‘Privacy Settings’ section.If you also want to clear your cache, tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ option.6Now you should see a popup asking if you are sure about clearing your history.7Click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.8
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