1. wissaib's Avatar
    Hi everybody. I have a question regarding what I think relates to cache cleaning of my Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F.

    From time to time I empty the cache of my device either directly from the settings, or by using the AppMgr Pro III application. Both of them give similar results.

    I notice how over time the available space in the internal memory starts to slowly decrease. I understand that probably it has mostly to do with application updates, considering that all my videos and photos taken with the camera go to the SD card, and I never store non essential files in the internal memory.

    Every few months my phone operator releases a few system updates for the phone. Most of the time they are small and do not bring any noticeable change. However, after every time that I apply one of them I see that the available space in the internal memory increases greatly, I can easily gain 1 GB with an update.

    All of this makes me wonder, if there is any folder that is slowly filling up with garbage, which is outside of the reach of even the built in cache cleaner, and is cleaned only when applying a system update.

    If such folder exists, is there any way to clean it by myself without needing to wait a few months for an Android update? Currently I'm running Android 8 with only official updates.

    It is also important to mention that the same happens with my Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T710, which runs Android 7, also with only official updates.

    Thanks in advance
    02-14-2020 04:06 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi everybody. I have a question regarding what I think relates to cache cleaning of my Galaxy S7 Edge.

    From time to time I empty the cache of my device either directly from the settings, or by using the App2SD application. Both of them give similar results.

    I notice how after a while the available space in the internal memory starts to slowly decrease. I understand that probably it has mostly to do with application updates, considering that all my videos and photos taken with the camera go to the SD card, and I never store non essential files in the internal memory.

    Every few months my phone operator releases a few system updates for the phone. Most of the time they are small and do not bring any noticeable change. However, after every time that I apply one of them I see that the available space in the internal memory increases greatly, I could easily gain 1 GB with an update.

    All of this makes me wonder, if there is any folder that is slowly filling up with garbage, which is outside of the reach of even the built in cache cleaner.

    If such folder exists, is there any way to clean it by myself without needing to wait a few months for an Android update? Currently I'm running Android 8 with only official updates.

    It is also important to mention that the same happens with my Galaxy Tab S2, which runs Android 7, also only with official updates.

    Thanks in advance.
    you can clear cache in recovery
    02-14-2020 04:07 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is how to wipe the system cache partition: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...galaxy-s7-edge. Is that what you're doing?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-14-2020 04:15 PM
  4. wissaib's Avatar
    Thank you, I tried that in both my S7 and my Tab S2. However, the available space didn't change in any of them. Is there any way to clear this cache partition with a file manager, without needing to boot into recovery mode?
    02-14-2020 05:03 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you, I tried that in both my S7 and my Tab S2. However, the available space didn't change in any of them. Is there any way to clear this cache partition with a file manager, without needing to boot into recovery mode?
    I don't know your storage on your device but delete any unused apps and put pictures to Google photos or SD card can help
    02-14-2020 05:08 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there any way to clear this cache partition with a file manager, without needing to boot into recovery mode?
    No there isn't, since the cache partition is separate from the user-accessible partition.

    You might try deleting the dumpstate: https://www.technobezz.com/insuffici...or-on-android/
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-14-2020 06:38 PM
  7. wissaib's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers. However, there is still something that I didn´t properly understand.

    After applying an Android update, this Android cache is cleaned, and therefore, I have more free space available, am I correct?
    02-14-2020 09:06 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't think doing a system update automatically clears the system cache partition. This is why it's often suggested to wipe the cache partition after a system update (on phones where this is possible) if there are issues after an update.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-14-2020 11:38 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers. However, there is still something that I didn´t properly understand.

    After applying an Android update, this Android cache is cleaned, and therefore, I have more free space available, am I correct?
    No a update wont automatically clean cache .
    02-15-2020 02:43 AM
  10. wissaib's Avatar
    I understand. Then why I gain a lot of free space after making a system update?
    02-15-2020 03:34 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I understand. Then why I gain a lot of free space after making a system update?
    A update might help by not including some bloat and clear up a system storage that might of took for example 8gb storage and now takes 7gb
    02-15-2020 03:37 PM
  12. wissaib's Avatar
    Now everything is more clear. Thanks!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-15-2020 09:09 PM
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    02-15-2020 09:23 PM

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