How to clear Galaxy Note 8 Cache without losing Data

Today, we will go through the steps to clear the Galaxy Note 8 cache without losing data.


Galaxy Note 8 users often delete the data of their phone mistakenly while deleting the cache. There is an easier way to clear Galaxy Note 8 cache without losing data. Today, we will go through the steps to clear the Galaxy Note 8 cache without losing data. This includes clearing the internet cache, the application cache, the phone’s cache, and the Dalvik cache as well. Let us understand each and everything before we take a look at the tutorial.

Galaxy Note 8 Flashback

Samsung was in hot waters when its Galaxy Note 7 failed badly. After the Note 7 debacle, Samsung was bound to come up with a phone to undo all the mess. Samsung redesigned its smartphones from scratch. The Galaxy Note 8 came out in August 2017 with a whole new design and a powerful spec-sheet.

The Galaxy Note 8 sported a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display having 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution. This was a screen with 18:9 display ratio. Galaxy Note 8’s front and back is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The Galaxy Note 8 is IP68 certified which means this phone is water and dust resistant.

The South Korean phone maker has powered this phone up by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 SoC. The phone has a RAM of 6GB and its internal storage is 64GB. It has a dual camera module at the back having both the shooters of 12MP. On the front it has an 8MP shooter only. This phone has a 3,300 mAh battery, which was a downgrade from the Galaxy Note 7’s battery.

The Note 8 ran on Android Nougat out of the box. The phone was updated to Android Oreo later on. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 8 did not get the Project Treble support.

Galaxy Note 8: What is Cache?

Cache in simple words is a hardware or software component that keeps the data of all the process happening on a smartphone. This data is basically used to perform a particular task or process faster in the next iteration. For example, when you launch an application for the very first time on your phone, it will take a little while to open up. When you will launch the same application for the 2nd time, the application will open up quickly. That is because, after the first launch, the cache comes into action making it easy for the application to launch next time.

There are different types of cache that exist today. There is the cache of the entire device, there is the application cache, the Dalvik cache and then there is the internet cache.

The device cache is responsible for managing all the tasks happening on the device. The application cache is responsible for a particular application running on the device. The Dalvik Cache builds a tree of the process of applications and all the activities on your phone. The internet cache is the cache of all the websites that you launch in your internet browser.

If the cache of your device becomes cluttered, it can greatly affect the functionality of the device. In such a case, you have to clear the particular cache that is having the issue.

In this guide, we are talking about the cache of Galaxy Note 8. So, let us take a look at how we can clear the different cache partitions of the Galaxy Note 8 without losing data.

clear Galaxy Note 8 Cache without losing Data

Clear Galaxy Note 8 Cache without losing Data

First of all, you have to identify the problem on your phone. For example, if there is an issue with a particular application, you will clear the cache of that application only.

If there is an issue with the internet browser on your phone, you will clear the internet cache.

In case your phone is acting weird, its battery life is not up to the mark, or its performance is getting sluggish all of a sudden, consider clearing the phone’s cache.

In the end, if the process is taking forever to get executed on your device, you will clear the Dalvik cache. I have listed the Dalvik Cache in the end because it is not accessible on a normal phone. In order to clear the Dalvik Cache, the Galaxy Note 8 must have a TWRP recovery installed.

Clear Galaxy Note 8 App Cache

  1. Open Settings on your Galaxy Note 8.
  2. In settings, open Apps.
  3. Now select any application that is causing trouble.
  4. In the application’s settings, click on Storage.
  5. Now clear the application cache, and data if needed.
  6. Reboot your Galaxy Note 8 now.
  7. Check that particular application if it is still having the issue.

Clear Galaxy Note 8 Internet Cache

  1. Open the browser that you are using on your phone.
  2. In the browser, click on the menu button on the top-right.
  3. Open Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.
  4. Now select the browsing data that you want to delete.
  5. Delete the data now.
  6. Close the browser and reopen in order to use again.

Clear Galaxy Note 8 Cache

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Note 8 completely.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power button to boot it up.
  3. As soon as you see the screen, let the keys go.
  4. You will see the recovery in a few seconds.
  5. Now use Volume Down key to highlight “wipe cache partition”.
  6. Press the power key to wipe the cache.
  7. Once again, use Volume Down key to highlight “Yes” and then press the Power button to select it.
  8. Reboot your phone after wiping cache.
  9. Check the performance of your phone now.

Clear Galaxy Note 8 Dalvik Cache

  1. For the Dalvik Cache, you need TWRP recovery. Take a look at this guide to install TWRP on your Note 8.
  2. Now turn off your Galaxy Note 8.
  3. Press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power button to boot into TWRP.
  4. Once in TWRP, click on Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache & Dalvik Cache > Swipe screen to wipe.
  5. Reboot into the system now.
  6. That’s all.
Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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