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Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy S3

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Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy S3

EditHow to Clear the cache on your Samsung Galaxy S3

If you need to erase your online history from your browser, or just speed it up, this is for you.

Do you want to clear your phone's history, cookies or cache? If your phone's browser is acting slower than usual, you probably do. The best way to make your browser faster is by clearing the history, cache and cookies. This article shows how to do that for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

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    Tap the Apps icon located on the lower right corner of your Home screen.
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    Tap Internet (the browser will open up).
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    Touch the Menu button, located on the lower left corner of your device.
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    The menu options will appear, and you can scroll down to Settings.
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    From the settings option, select Privacy and Security.
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    Tap Clear Cache.
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    A popup window will appear asking you if that's what you want to do.
    Tap OK to clear the cache.
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EditClearing the history on your Samsung Galaxy S3

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    After clearing your cache, your phone will take you back to Privacy and Security.
    Select it.
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    Next, select Clear History.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear the history.
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EditWhere are the cookies located on the Samsung Galaxy S3?

On your Samsung Galaxy S3, cookies are located under Privacy and Security.

To get there:

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    Go to your Home screen and tap on Apps, and find the Internet app.
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    Hit your device's menu key.
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    Tap Privacy and Security.
    In the middle of your screen you will see the heading Cookies.
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EditClearing the cookies on your Samsung Galaxy S3

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    Select Privacy and Security.
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    Scroll down, and under Cookies, tap Clear All Cookie Data.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear cookies.
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EditDeleting a Portion of Cookies, Cache, and History

By tapping Clear, you delete all the cache, cookies and history stored on your mobile phone browser. There's no way to delete specific cookies or parts of your cache and history.

Edit Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • When you tap Clear, you will delete all of the cache, cookies and history from your Samsung Galaxy S3.
  • You can never delete just a portion of the cookies, caches and History from your device.

EditQuestions and Answers on Clearing the S3 History

I have cleared the history already but when I tried to search some words it keeps on appearing still.

Clearing your browser's history won't clear everything; it just removes the links to the sites you have previously visited. To remove autofill suggestions, follow the instructions above to clear your cache.

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I am trying to clear history and I opened the browser and it said there should be a menu button but I am not finding one?

I have tried following numerous sites on how to clear history and none of them are working.

When you're in your internet app, just press the menu key on the bottom of your device itself -- not the bottom of your screen. From there, you will find the applicable options listed in the steps above.

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How can I delete my S3 Skype history?

I want privacy on my phone. There are four Skype conversations I don't want anyone to see.

You can, in fact, remove your copy of a conversation from your phone. However, this will not remove the conversation from the other person's device.

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    Open your Skype app.
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    Under recent, find the conversation you want to delete.
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    Tap and hold the conversation.
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    Tap on Remove from recent.
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If I clear my cache does that affect my progress in the games I play? Ex: Candy Crush?

No, clearing the browser's cache won't affect any of the progress you've made in any games on your phone. Clearing the internet cache will only affect the internet browser.

Battery will not charge... it has been from 12% to 17% and been charging for hours?

I tried the clear cache but got an error... what else can I try?

Clearing the cache shouldn't affect your battery life positively or negatively; if you have problems with your battery, you will need to get it checked out by a certified Samsung representative for a repair.

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I'm trying to get a web page off my Galaxy S3 browser?

If you're trying to clear your Galaxy S3's browser history, do the following:

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    Open your Internet app.
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    Touch the Menu button, located on the lower left corner of your device.
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    The menu options will appear, and you can scroll down to Settings.
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    From the settings option, select Privacy and Security.
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    Next, select Clear History.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear the history.
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Can not clear browser history because screen does not follow this tutorial on Samsung Galaxy S4?

How can I clear browser history? The screens in the tutorial do not match the screens in my Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Lower menu tab won't move -- is there a way to get it to move?

I can't seem to move my menu tab from the lower right to the middle. is there a way to do that?

Unfortunately, wherever your menu tab pops up on your screen is where it will stay.

Can I view the history of my internet use before I clear it?

I would like to view the internet history before I delete it. Is this possible and how would I do this?

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How do I clear the cookies on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen and tap on Apps, and find the Internet app.
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    Hit your device's menu key.
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    Tap Privacy and Security.
    In the middle of your screen you will see the heading Cookies.
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    Select Privacy and Security.
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    Scroll down, and under Cookies, tap Clear All Cookie Data.
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap OK to clear cookies.
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Hi Daniel, do you charge for this if so I can search around and try to muddle my way through/?

I am continuously getting pop ups each time I activate my phone. Someone suggested I should clear my cache. Which I have now done thanks to your site.

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How do I delete all call logs on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

Hi, Daniel; I appreciate your help. I'm not a real "techie," so please bear with me. All I'd like to do is to delete my call logs, all of them. Do you know how I should do that?

Follow these steps to clear your S3's call logs.

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    From your home screen, open the Phone app.
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    Tap the Logs tab.
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    Press the menu key in the lower-left corner of your device.
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    Tap Delete.
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    Tap Select All.
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    Tap Delete again.
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. Please, how can I get these random Pop-Ups to go away?

I have pop-ups turned off...besides I would say its a pop up; its more like a redirect of some sort...Many times I swipe my screen to unlock or if I am just on screen doing whatever, the "Playstore" opens up with app suggestions other times, a website called "sheandroid.com" appears randomly and regularly

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Anonymous user #1

26 days ago
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In the step: "Tap Internet (the browser will open up)."

this was not on my customers device, so It did not help at all
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Anonymous user #2

55 days ago
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I've been trying to figure this out for more than a month. Thank you!
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Anonymous user #3

66 days ago
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In the step: "You must have learnt perfectly how to clear the cache, cookies and history on your Samsung Galaxy S3 device as mentioned herein, but you also want to clear the tab that appeared mysteriously on the Home screen of your device. You are stuck on your Home Screen looking at a new tab that just appeared from nowhere and it is really annoying yet you don't know how to get rid of it. You need to keep things moving and work well with your device and this tab is giving you a headache. If you have been wondering how to solve this problem by clearing it up, then you need to follow these simple steps and you will get relieved!
There are two methods of clearing the unnecessary tab:"


That "unnecessary" tab is there to pull open and find apps that will run at the same time as others. I agree that it is unnecessary to have that tab there but you should tell people what that tab represents and how you can get to that functionality if you remove the tab.
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Anonymous user #4

73 days ago
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Which is the back key
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Anonymous user #5

74 days ago
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Hi. How can i find my call log data if i deleted the history
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Anonymous user #6

94 days ago
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thank you so much, it worked..... :)
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Anonymous user #7

99 days ago
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Very good instructions for clearing history cache & cookies; thanks
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Anonymous user #8

133 days ago
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In the step: "Tap "Internet" (the browser will open up)"

I apologize it was helpful.
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Anonymous user #9

174 days ago
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In the step: "Next, select "Clear History""

It's not clearing history. If I start with a say. Then all searches starting with a show in drop down. Ie Amazon, American psycho etc nothing is cleared
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Anonymous user #10

265 days ago
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im trying to clear the cache but mt galaxy s3 don't have the privacy and security button I tried what you put on the notes but no dice what should I do
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