A wipe cache partition is used on Samsung smartphones to delete old temporary cache files that are accumulated by the Android operating system over time. This makes sense because it fixes bugs and problems.

So if your Samsung smartphone is slow, gets extremely hot, responds poorly, then you should perform a wipe cache partition.

Below, depending on the Samsung smartphone, we have written instructions for you on how to perform a Wipe Cache Partition:

Samsung smartphones WITH Bixby button on the case side

Wipe Cache Partition


Note: If your Samsung Galaxy has Android 11 or higher installed, then you need to connect the smartphone to a USB cable and connect it to your PC. Only then can the Wipe Cache Partition be performed. If this is not the case, then the smartphone will boot normally into the Android system without opening the recovery menu.

(1). Only from Android 11: Connect the smartphone with a USB cable to your PC.

These instructions are suitable for all Samsung smartphones that have the Bixby button on the side.

1. First switch off the Samsung smartphone completely

2. Press and hold the following buttons to turn it on:

  • Volume-Louder
  • Bixby Button
  • Power On/ Off

3. An Android man with an exclamation mark appears after some time. This means you can now release the buttons on the device.

4. It now takes a short time until the recovery menu of the Samsung smartphone is displayed.

5. Now use the volume key of the Samsung smartphone to select the entry "Wipe Cache Partition" in the menu.

Wipe Cache Partition

6. Select the function by pressing the power button once. Confirm the request with "Yes" and the Wipe Cache Partition will be executed on your Samsung smartphone.

7. You are now back in the recovery menu. Reboot system now" is marked.

8. Here you have to confirm only once with the power button to reboot the Samsung smartphone.

Samsung smartphones WITHOUT Bixby button on the side of the case

If your device does not have a Bixby button on the side of the case, then please use this variant of the Wipe Cache Partition:

(1). Only from Android 11: Connect the smartphone via a USB cable to your PC.

1. Turn off your Samsung smartphone completely.

2. Then press and hold the following key combination to turn on the smartphone again:

  • Power On/ Off
  • Volume +
  • Home button

3. When the Samsung smartphone vibrates once, release the Power On/Off button, but continue to hold down the other two buttons from the button combination until a small menu appears on the display.

4. Now highlight the entry "Wipe Cache Partition" using the Volume Quiet key.

5. The entry is selected with the Power On/Off key and the wipe cache partition process is started. This usually only takes a few seconds.

6. The previously displayed menu appears again. Now select the first entry with "Reboot System now" and execute the command by pressing the power button again.

Your Samsung smartphone will now reboot. That was it. The reboot may take a few seconds longer than it would otherwise.

Now you know how to perform a Wipe Cache Partition on a Samsung smartphone with/without the Bixby button on the side of the case. If you still have questions about the Wipe Cache Partition, just let us know in the comments.

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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.

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