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  1. joeybrown105

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    My S7 edge is running significantly slower over the past few weeks. What's the best app out there for cleaning cache/ram/speeding up the OS?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    Here is a thread about task killers/RAM cleaners and why you shouldn't use them:
    https://androidforums.com/threads/p...k-killers-ram-optimizers-and-the-like.896663/

    In general, it's not a good idea to use task killer apps. Android is good at managing apps and will close them when needed.


    You can clear your phones cache by doing the following:
    1. Go to your phones settings
    2. Tap Storage
    3. Tap Cached Data
    4. It will confirm you want to remove cached data.
    (steps might be slightly different for Samsungs custom UI)
     
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    Thanks for the note, @kate - good to know. What do you recommend other than a hard reset?


     
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    Delete all the apps you're not using and for apps that you don't really care about getting updates/notifications and only use every once in awhile, turn off background syncing.
     
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    Cache cleaning apps are for the most part snake oil, they give you a false sense of actually doing something. The app caches are collectively not taking up a lot of your phone's internal storage to begin with, and wiping them for no reason is only temporary. Apps require their caches to function so you can keep deleting them but that just forces apps to rebuild them each time -- you'll essentially just be making your phone work that much harder. Also, whether they (again collectively) use up only a hundred MBs of storage space or a couple of GBs, that's irrelevant to how fast or sluggish your phone works, Your phone's internal storage is separate from your RAM, and the two have completely different functional purposes, they are not interchangeable and they do not depend directly on each other. If your S7 is apparently running slower that's an issue with your RAM, other system resources (CPU and/or GPU), and what apps are running in the background. Since the issue started up just recently, can you recall installing an app around that same time that might be the source of problem? If you go into your phone's Settings >> Battery menu is there anything there that stands out? Or in the Data usage menu anything that's using up a lot of connectivity that corresponds with time when the slow down became apparent?
     
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    Another thing that can sometimes help is clearing the cache partition (different then the app cache). Steps are from T-Mobile but should be the same for all versions of the S7 Edge:

    Wipe cache partition
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key at the same time.
    3. When the phone powers on, the Android System Recovery screen appears approx. 30 seconds later.
    4. Release all of the keys.
    5. Press the Volume down key to highlight "wipe cache partition."
    6. Press the Power key to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key to highlight “yes” and press the Power key to select.
    8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
    9. Press the Power key to restart the device.
    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-28028
     
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