Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Even if you are very familiar with your mobile phone or other devices, some small details can still escape you. When you need to perform a certain action, you may not remember how to do it. Things like erasing or deleting your cache, cookies and history may seem very simple, but the truth is that a lot of people forget how to do this, or they may have even never discovered how to do them, especially when using a mobile device.

Read on to learn how you can clear your cache, cookies and history if you have a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Clearing the Cookies, Cache and History

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    Tap the "Apps" icon, which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    Tap "Internet."
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    Then tap the "Menu" button on your mobile, which is located on the lower left corner of your mobile.
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    The menu options will appear, then tap "Settings."
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    From Settings under "Advanced," tap "Privacy."
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    Then from "Privacy," tap "Delete Personal Data."
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    Then select "Cache, Cookies and Site Data and History," or if you want to clear all, you may instead tap on "Select All." To choose, just tap whichever one of them you want
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    Then Tap "Done."
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    Cookies, cache and history should then be deleted.
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Questions and Answers

What is Cache on Samsung S4?

The cache is an area of your Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone that houses temporary applications or Internet files. By storing commonly accessed information in the cache, your phone can respond to requests faster. If, for example, you have accessed a website for the first time, it will take a bit longer as compared to the second or the succeeding times you visit that site, because the website was not "cached" on your first access. After your first access of the site, your phone stores some of the relevant files of that site in the cache. So instead of downloading that file from the website again, your phone will just access its cache the next time, saving you time and bandwidth.

Cache is a common term used in the computing field.

The instruction on clearing cache does not work on my S4. What will I do?

For Chrome browser

As confirmed by some comments below, the instructions above should clear the cache and history on your Samsung Galaxy S4. However it appears these instructions are not working for others. This may be because you are using a different browser other than the default browser. Here are instructions per browser:

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    • Open your Chrome browser on the Application list.
    • With your Chrome opened, tap on the Menu key (left soft-button) to see available menu.
    • From the list, tap on "Settings".
    • On the "Advanced" section of Settings, tap on "Privacy".
    • Tap on the "Clear Browsing Data" on the bottom part of your device's screen.
    • Choose what browsing data you want to clear out. To select a data type, tap on the box to the right of the following options: Browsing History, Cache, Cookies, Password and Auto-Fill Data
    • Tap on the "Clear" button to clear data.
    • Done.
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    • Open your Firefox browser on the Application list.
    • With your Firefox opened, tap on the Menu key (left soft-button) to see available menu.
    • From the list, tap on "Settings".
    • From Settings, tap on "Privacy".
    • On Privacy, tap on "Clear private data" option.
    • A list will pop up with options for data that can be cleared. Select the data that you want to delete by marking the boxes to the right of each data type.
    • Tap on the "Clear data" button to clear data.
    • Done.
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    • Open your Opera browser on the Application list.
    • With your Opera opened, tap on the Menu key (left soft-button) to see available menu.
    • From the list, tap on "Settings".
    • On the Basic section of Settings, tap on "Clear browsing data".
    • From the pop-up page, select the data that you want to delete by putting a check mark on the box to the right of the data type.
    • Tap on the "OK" button to clear data.
    • Done.
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    • Open your Photon browser on the Application list.
    • With your Photon opened, tap on the Settings icon on the upper-right part of your phone's screen.
    • Under the Privacy Section, you will have the option to clear your cache, cookies, history.
    • Tap on any data type and confirm clearing by tapping on the "Yes" button.
    • Done.
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    • Open your Skyfire browser on the Application list.
    • With your Skyfire opened, tap on the Menu key (left soft-button) to see available menu.
    • From the list, tap on "Settings".
    • From Settings, tap on "Privacy and security".
    • Choose what data type you would like to clear by tapping on the corresponding option: Clear cache, clear history, clear all cookie data, clear form data, clear location access, clear passwords.
    • Confirm the action by tapping on the "Yes" button.
    • Done.
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    • Open your Boat browser on the Application list.
    • With your Boat opened, tap on the Menu key (left soft-button) to see available menu.
    • From the list, tap on "Settings".
    • From Settings, tap on "Privacy and security".
    • From Privacy and security, tap on "Clear data".
    • From Clear data, select the data that you want to delete by putting a check mark on the box to the right of the data type.
    • Confirm the action by tapping on the "Done" button on the lower-right part of your screen.
    • Done.

The previous seached url is still coming?

In spite of clearing my history i am able to see the previous searched URL in the prediction menu which i would like to delete too

If you have cleared your history, but the searched URL is still being predicted on the address bar, make sure that you have included cache and personal data on your Internet mobile browser. To to that go to Home screen > Apps icon > Internet icon > Settings > Privacy > Delete Personal Data > Select All > Tap Done. You are done with deleting all data on your mobile Internet application.

You can also delete personal data of the Internet application by going to Home > Menu key > Settings > More > Application Manager > All tab > Open Internet App page from the list > Tap on Clear data and Clear cache.

Clearing the Cache went well. Do you know how to reverse the Complete action using feature on this phone?

I selected the "Always" feature under the Complete Action Using ... on a web site I use a lot. It now gives me an error " The document cannot be opened because it is not a valid PDF document." I am looking for a way to reverse my actions on this.

You can do this by going back to your settings>>application manager>>>>and visit the browsers and from there simply clear cache and setting so that you will now be allowed to choose another option for viewing your files.

I dont want my phone to save my history so that when i open the internet it opens my homepage?

I dont want my phone to save my history so that when i open the internet it opens my homepage

If you are wishing to have this done then you will need to close out of your windows before leaving the browser so that your homepage will display every time you open your browser.

This is not working as the browsing history is still showing on browser page while searching?

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Cookies, cache and history should then be deleted.

Ensure that you are clearing these selections while being in the browser, you will need to go to the browser>>>hit the menu button>>>select the advanced options>>>>from here you will be able to clear all of your cookies, cache and history so that you will be able to get rid of the history in your device browser.

Im trying to delet the url suggestion or predictions for the incredible 1 phone?

I delte cookies cache form data nothing works

URL suggestions are common these days even when you delete cookies. It happens in any type of device, even with computers. It helps to make searches faster. It does not always rely on your past searches, it is just simply programmed as you type in parts of keywords.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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