Galaxy A5 - Clear App Cache or Data (SM-A500W)

Last Update Date : Feb 22. 2019

Application Data/Cache

It is possible to clear the application data and cache for all apps in one operation. This procedure is called “Factory data reset“.

If an application on your device is not responding, you can clear the temporary files from the application cache to free up memory. If the application remains unresponsive, or if there is an application you want to reset to factory settings without uninstalling it, you can clear the application data. Clearing application data can also free up memory on your device.

The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version (Android 5.0 Lollipop was used for this FAQ).

Clear the Application Cache

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Scroll to and touch Application manager under the Applications tab.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
4 Swipe to the ALL tab.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
5 Touch an application for which you want to clear the cache.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
6 Scroll to and touch CLEAR CACHE.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

Clear Application Data

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Scroll to and touch Application manager under the Applications tab.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
4 Swipe to the ALL tab.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
5 Touch an application for which you want to clear data.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
6 Touch CLEAR DATA.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
7 Review the information about deleting application data and touch OK.
Galaxy A5: How do I clear the application data/cache on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

Clearing application data will reset the application to default settings. All user preferences and personal settings, such as bookmarks and saved passwords, will be deleted.

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