All owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus should make themselves familiar with the process of clearing the Facebook cache on their device. This often be one of the simplest ways to fix common issues on your phone. The other option in many cases, is to factory reset the device, but this deletes all files and information, which can be huge problem for many users.
What is the cache?
Here we want to quickly explain exactly what a cache is and its prime function. Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus operates two separate types of cache. One is called the App cache, the other is labeled the System cache. All the apps on your phone have their own cache data. This helps with the smooth running of the app for all users.
The System cache holds all other general interaction data which helps make the experience of using your smartphone more convenient. This data builds up and can be a leading cause of crashes and various bugs.
Clear your Facebook cache
This is often the most used app on most phones, so it collects a lot of data. If you have issues when you use the Facebook app, it’s best to try clearing the cache before anything else. Follow these instructions to get this done on your device:
- Make sure you phone is one.
- Open Settings.
- Then open the App Manager.
- Find the app you wish to clear the data cache for.
- Tap it, and then find the app info screen.
- Tap Clear Cache.
- If you want to clear the cache for all apps, tap Settings.
- Then Storage.
- Tap Cached Data to clear all the cache’s for all apps at the same time.
This data usually consists of password saves, and various similar data that makes using your phone a smoother experience. Don’t tap the Cached Data, unless you are sure you want to delete it.
If clearing your app cache doesn’t work
The next thing to try if the above solutions don’t work is rebooting the device. This process will remove all saved data, files and information on your phone. So it is very important to backup all your most precious files before going ahead within this method.