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Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Clearing the cache to your browser is beneficial. It can help your browsing sessions be faster and resolve some issues, and it can give you more free space in your phone's storage memory.

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    Open your tab's home screen and tap on "Browser" (World icon).
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    Touch "Menu" to open the list of options that you can select.
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    Now touch "Settings", the gear looking icon.
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    Look for "Clear cache", then tap that option.
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    Tap on "Yes" to agree on deleting the cache.
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    Now look for "Clear all cookies and data" to erase them.
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    Tap on "Yes" again to agree and start the process of deleting.
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    Once you see that "Clear cache" and "Clear all cookies" options have been grayed out, that means all are cleared.
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EditDelete cookies and cache on Google Chrome browser

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    Go to your applications and look for "Settings icon" (gear icon) in the list of applications.
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    On the list of options, look for "Application manager".
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    In the application manager, select your Google Chrome from the list of items.
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    On the page of options in Google Chrome, you need to tap "Clear cache" and then "Clear data".
    Cookies are included in the data section.
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EditDelete cache and cookies on a latest Samsung Tab

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    Look for the Internet icon, the globe icon, and launch it.
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    Tap the "Options" icon to open the drop down menu, and tap on the "Settings" option, with the gear icon.
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    On the list of categories, such as General, Privacy and security, Accessibility, Advanced, Bandwidth Management and Labs, tap "Privacy and security".
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    Tap the first option for "Clear cache" and tap "OK" to start the process.
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    Under cookies, tap on "Clear all cookie data" and tap on "OK" again to start the process, then wait until it's done.
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Once both options turn gray, this means it has been cleared.

EditWhy clear the cache and cookies in the browser

Information from any website that you have visited is stored in hundreds of thousands of files in your phone memory. Huge websites with too many fancy things are heavy to load in your browser, and they may occupy a large space in the phone memory. Each time you visit a website, part of the process is saved in the browser's cache for the browser to display stored files from the server, and these stored files can help cut the load times whenever you visit the website again.

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From time to time, web developers have to make updates to the files that comprise their website to add another feature. If you maintain those old saved files, there is a tendency that it will load the old web information, and then it may not function correctly. You may encounter run time errors and missing buttons on the website, and you may be unable to save the time sheet. The performed action may not respond appropriately, but deleting the cache and cookies will resolve the issue.

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EditQuestions and Answers

I have an older Samsung Galaxy tablet that I'm trying to delete the history from?

How do I delete the surfing history from this device? Thanks.

Deleting cache. Cookies, and history from your older Android device can fix many of its speed issues. Follow the steps below to clear the history of your Samsung Galaxy Tab:

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    On your home screen, tap on the ‘Apps’ icon.
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    Open the Internet browser.
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    Touch the menu button.
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    Select ‘Settings’ from the menu.
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    Tap on the ‘Clear History’ option, which is located under the ‘Privacy Settings’ section.
    If you also want to clear your cache, tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ option.
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    Now you should see a popup asking if you are sure about clearing your history.
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    Click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.
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    Your browsing history has been cleared.
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Recent edits by: jonesd5, Rebecca M., Lynn

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