Regular deleting of a device’s cache protects it from dangerous malware and improves performance. Though we clear cookies and cache in computer browsers and phones, we tend to forget this practice for our Samsung Smart TVs.
You would often experience a lack of memory on your Samsung smart tv if you fail to clear the cache regularly.
While performing the ‘Clear Cache’ you can also evaluate and delete the apps you don’t use. It will save considerable storage space on your Smart TV.
This article will provide a stepwise procedure for clearing the cache of your TV.
What is cache storage on your Smart TV?
Samsung Smart TV is a great choice considering its features and performance. All smart devices maintain a cache – a storage area for keeping the temporary files, images, and other relevant information. It is helpful whenever you open the app since it will serve the data faster from the cache.
However, when the cache size increases, it might impact the speed and performance of the running apps. Therefore, it is always advisable to delete the device’s cache regularly for the smooth running of your Samsung Smart TV.
Why is clearing cache needed?
There are several benefits associated with clearing the cache of Samsung Smart TV:
1. Increased speed – Not clearing the cache of the TV might adversely affect the device’s speed.
2. Protection from malware: Clearing the cache of your Smart TV can protect it from target viruses and malware.
3. Improved performance: Some sites might not work correctly due to garbage data in the cache. Clearing it can do the job for you.
4. Space; Smart TVs today come with a lot of exciting features and they all need space to function! Clearing cache provides you with the much-needed space for new apps.
How to Clear cache on Samsung Smart TV
The cookies and massive browsing data can accumulate over time in your Samsung TV. It might adversely affect the browsing experience on the device.
Important note: Samsung TVs cache clearing is annoyingly complicated. What works for one model, might not work for another!
Method 1 – 2020 and above models
For 2020 models and newer, you can use Device Care to clean your TV memory.
Using your remote, select Home > Settings > Support > Device Care > Start Device Care.
Method 2 – 2019 Samsung TVs
You can use your TV Device Manager to clear the device cache and create more memory.
Using your remote, select Home >> Settings >> Support >> Self Diagnosis >> TV Device Manager.
Method 3 – 7 Series
- Go to Settings
- Select Support
- Click on Self Diagnosis
- Click TV Device Manager
- You should see a screen with Memory Boost, Clean Running Apps and Manage Storage. Select and you’re done!
This works for most Samsung 7 series.
Go to Smart Hub. Click Settings >>> Support >>> Self Diagnosis >>> Reset Smart Hub
Turn your Samsung TV off, turn on then hold the power button for about 20 seconds and the TV cache will be cleared.
For other models, follow these prerequisites before clearing the cache :
Before you open the TV settings, ensure that the TV Mode or HDMI input mode is active.
The steps below will delete cached media and clear cookies. However, it won’t impact Bookmarks and History.
For TU/Q/LS Model TVs, follow these steps:
1. Head over to the Home menu using the remote control. Proceed to Settings.
2. Proceed to the Broadcasting tab (you have to choose “TV” as your input source to get it to show) and select Expert Settings from the list of options.
3. In the Expert Settings, Click on the HbbTV Settings.
4. Click on Delete browsing data. A confirmation popup will appear. Click Delete and you are done!
For MU/M/NU/RU/Q and Frame Model TVs
The above steps will work as well. However, if you find that the Expert Settings is disabled, switch the source to Live TV and recheck the Broadcasting tab.
Once you delete the cookies, a success popup notification will appear.
For K/KU/KS Smart TV models, these are the steps:
1. Go to the Home button on the remote control, and Proceed to Settings in the window that appears.
2. Go to the Broadcasting tab, and select Expert Settings.
3. Choose the HbbTV Settings from the options.
4. Click on Delete browsing data. A confirmation box will appear to validate if you want to delete the device cookies.
5. Click on the Yes option to proceed. The device cache will get cleared after a few minutes.
For J/JU/JS Model TVs, follow the below steps:
1. Open the web browser app.
2. Go to the Menu button at the top right corner of the app and click the Settings button.
3. Choose Privacy & Security from the menu items.
4. Click on Delete Browsing Data. Confirm by clicking Yes to clear the cache and cookies.
If Samsung Cache Clearing Fails…
It’s time to consider resetting your television. You should, however, be aware that performing a reset will erase all the data on your device including the memory of the device.
To reset your TV, go to Settings >> Support >> Self Diagnosis >> Reset and enter your PIN (the default is 0000).
Clear cache of an app on Samsung TV
For Samsung smart TVs, you need to clear the cached data separately for each app, just like you do for a mobile device. You can follow these simple steps to clear the cache of a particular Smart TV app:
1. Press the Home icon on your TV Remote control.
2. Open the Settings tab and select Apps.
3. Now, choose the app whose cache storage you want to wipe off.
3. Click on the button Clear cache.
4. A confirmation popup will appear. Proceed to the Yes button, and you are done.
The other option is to reinstall the app. Should fix most Samsung tv app glitches.
You can try these steps for the apps that are not working as expected due to unwanted cache stored in your device. The process might take a few minutes.
This article has provided you with a detailed procedure to clear the cache on Samsung Smart TV and ensure its smooth functioning.
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