Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Cache and Delete Internet Browsing History

As when you use the computer for browsing activities, there are times when you get that your browser is slower and heavier than usual. The one that causes this to happen is because of the cache and browsing history in your browser is to much. So, the solution to this problem is that you need to clear cache and delete browsing history in your browser.

See also: How to Make Samsung Galaxy S3 Feel Faster

The same thing could happen to your Samsung Galaxy S3, if the cache and history is too much, then the browser will be noticeably slower than usual.

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How to Clear Cache?
If you feel your phone's browser is slower, it is better if you check if its cache is too much or not, if so then you need to clear them. As written on mlivetech.com, here are the steps you need to do:
  1. Tap on the Internet icon on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Home screen or you can do this through Apps then tap on the Internet.
  2. The browser will open up.
  3. Go to menu by tapping on soft button located in the lower left corner.
  4. Scroll down until you find the Settings then tap on it.
  5. Select Privacy and security.
  6. Select Clear Cache.
  7. Press OK button to confirm clear cache.
  8. Done. Now your browser's cache has been successfully cleared.

How to Delete Browsing History?
From the same source, the following are the simple steps to delete browsing history:
  1. Tap on the Internet icon on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Home screen or you can do this through Apps then tap on the Internet.
  2. The browser will open up.
  3. Go to menu by tapping on soft button located in the lower left corner.
  4. Scroll down until you find the Settings then tap on it.
  5. Select Privacy and security.
  6. Select Clear history.
  7. Press OK button to confirm the delete history.
  8. Done. Now you have managed to delete browsing history on your browser.

It's easy to do and can make your browser run normally as usual. So, if you are experiencing this problem try these simple solution mentioned above to solve the problem and let me know your feedback through the comment below :)

60 comments:

  1. Thank you. I've been wondering how to do those and this is my very first smart phone so I'm still learning how to maneuver my way around this thing.

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    1. Hi Tara,
      You and I are the same, we are still learning about it and all the things in life. But, with share knowledge with each other, we will be able to improve our ability and knowledge too. I hope all articles on this blog can give a little help to you to explore your beloved Samsung Galaxy S3.
      So, thanks for the visit and comment. Happy reading :)

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  2. I did that but when I open google I automatically see my last 3 searches.

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    1. Hi There,
      I'm so sorry if the methods i mentioned above can't help you. You may want to try certain free third-party app available on Play Store to help you clear your cache and history, such as Easy Cache Cleaner or Easy History Cleaner or else.
      Hope it help :)

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    2. The last searches will go away if you close the tabs then clear history.

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    3. after 13F Wife made that comment...it made since...if you don't open your browser just go into settings and find application manager...go to all...then find the icon that says internet or whatever you are using as your browser..you can clear data and cache...that worked for me over all the other ways I was finding ...thanks 13F

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    4. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, you're right. I agree that clearing the cache and/or data through the app manager is more effective than through the app itself.

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  3. This was so helpful, thanks! :)

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    1. Hi There,
      Thanks for coming and leave your comment here.
      I'm so happy found that this articles can help and useful you :)

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  4. I am trying to clear the cache on all apps but none of them allow it because the clear cache button is kind of blacked out. What do I do now?

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    1. Hi Shawna,
      What apps you want to clear its cache? Just look at how many MB cache on the apps is displayed on your phone. If there is 0.00B means your apps have no cache, that's why your clear cache button was disabled.
      Hope it helps :)

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  5. Hi. Q1. How do I know which browser I have on my galaxy s3? Q2 Can I change it to, say, Firefox or some other browser? Q3. It seems like this device has a google operating system. It gathers information and sells it to advertisers. Is there any way I can get rid of google's involvement? Q4. Is it possible to set your settings so that your cache is AUTOMATICALLY emptied after each use? Q5. Similarly for browser history and cookies - on my laptop I have firefox set to always clear everything - can I do it here? Q6. Also on my laptop I downloaded Abine's very useful Do Not Track, but their program is not compatible with mobiles. Would you know of any alternative? Thank you very kindly.

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    1. Hi mnbvxz,
      Thanks for write me a good questions. Here are the answer for each your question:
      A1: To know what the browser you have on your phone go to settings> application manager> all. Here you will see all apps installed on your phone. Find and see the browser you have here. If you only see Internet on this list means you only have the stock browser.
      A2: You can install whatever browser you like to your phone, such as Firefox for Android or Chrome or Dolphin, etc. Then you can set the default browser you want to use on your phone.
      A3: For example if you use Firefox for Android, you can simply activate "Tell sites not to track me" option. Go to Menu> More> Settings to find the option. Enabling this option will tell every site you visit to not to track your browsing behavior.
      A4: Till now I can't find this option for mobile version. But, you can find so many auto clear cache apps on Play Store which will allow you to set auto clear cache on interval you like.
      A5: Look the answer on A4.
      A6: You can use my answer on A3 for this question.

      Finally, hope anybody here will share their knowledge and experience which will help you to find the best answer for your question. And I'm sorry if you find these answers not satisfying you.
      However, thanks for the visit.
      Hope it helps :)

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  6. Can you delete just certain bookmarks items that you don't want anymore. Or do you have to delete all?

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    1. Hi ferne harasimiw,
      Thanks for coming here.
      The steps I've mentioned above will delete all cache and internet browsing history. If you want to delete certain bookmarks then you can use Samsung Kies or another file manager app, such as ES File Manager. Both of them will give you option to delete any bookmark you want.
      Hope this helps :)

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  7. hey mate i clear my cache in all of my apps i go to setting-storage-applications.and i click every application that i have and clear cache is that okay or it is harm full

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    1. Hi Mark Daniel,
      Thanks for the visit and comment.
      I thinks it's okay. Clearing the cache from time to time will help you to free up the storage and speed up your phone.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. thank you very much by the way i am a filipino hahaha thank you im so curios about what i have done thank you

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    3. by the way my phone is GS3 too

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    4. Hi Mark Daniel,
      I'm so glad to see you visit back here and hearing that you can find something useful from this site.
      Enjoy reading and have a nice day :)

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    5. Hey i have a little problem my updated s suggest widget i did not notice it but when i look up it turned it on the original form and maybe i think that happening is only occur when i clear my cache for that app.......

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    6. Hi Mark Daniel,
      Glad to see you again.
      I think what you mean is clear data, not clear cache. CMIIW, if you clear data on certain apps, then any data stored in that app will lost(settings, login information, and saved games). Also I don't understand what you mean about "original form", is it default settings(as the settings at the first time you use this apps)?

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    7. as the settings at the first time yeah to see this app? but i did not see any warning when i cleared it :(. this is so confusing i will change my phone to iphone :(

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    8. Hi Mark Daniel,
      I really have no idea to answer your comment. I hope you don't regret was visiting my blog and found all of my answers was not helped you.
      And as a note, I just published your reply only one because I think the rest are have the similar meaning.
      I'm so sorry for that..

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    9. ok my friend, by the way what is your phone? is it GS3 too because if it GS3 i have a question do see any dark spots in your screen when you turned it to black and look it when no light all dark do have that?

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    10. Hi Mark Daniel,
      I'm not already the lucky one who have this such as great smartphone as my device(still try to get this phone). Till now, I still use my oldest SE K300i :D
      From what I've read on many forums, there are so many users experienced this problem, but none of them were reported that they can fix it. In XDA developer forum, somebody said according to Supercurio that this is a software issue and will be fixed with their upcoming 'Display Expert' app.
      Hope this helps :)

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    11. maybe not because they said it is natural for the super amoled screens because all of the GS3 does have this problem

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    12. Hi Mark Daniel,
      I always glad to see you again on my site.
      They said it is an app, but I don't know exactly whether it will be an app or an update.
      Yes, you right, this problem was experienced by so many S3 users out there, but not all of them. On XDA forum, there is a user who report that she doesn't experienced this problem with her Galaxy S3.

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    13. ok thanks bye the way i will not stoping to see your blogs :)

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    14. Hi Mark Daniel,
      Thanks a lot to always visiting my blog.
      Have a nice day and may God always bless you :)

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    15. mate when i played dead trigger in my gs3 it freeze and quit the game and go out to the apps menu is that normal? :(

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    16. Hi Daniel,
      Glad to see you again.
      Also I'm so sorry for late answer. To avoid freezing, try to go to Settings-> Developer option-> change Window animation scale and Transition animation scale to 5X or you can turn it off, then see whether it helps :)

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    17. hey mate when i am using my mobile to use facebook how to download a picture from the facebook to my phone i already done it before but i forget how to...........

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    18. Hi Daniel,
      You can visit our post about this here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/04/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-save-picture.html

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  8. you know Rehan your also one of the good person i meet :)

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    1. Hi Mark Daniel,
      Thanks for the praise
      I consider it as an encouragement to be better than before.
      You know, I also found the same on you.
      Thanks again :)

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  9. This blog is awesome , thanks for all your effort dudes :P

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    1. Hi Matrix K.,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm more than happy to know that you can find something useful here.
      Enjoy reading and have a nice day :)

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  10. How can I disable internet on a galaxy stratosphere? is this possible?

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    1. Hi Josh Zaucha,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Try to disable mobile data on your phone. Go to Settings> More settings> Mobile Network> disable Use packet data option. Or you can visit our post about enable or disable mobile data on S3 here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/06/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-turn-on-or-off_7.html
      Disabling this option will avoid you to use data on your phone. The menu on your phone may slightly different with the S3, but in general it has the same. So, let me know if it works for your stratosphere.
      Hope this helps :)

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  11. HI Every one there my samsung is 16 gb whenever i install a new app through playstore it says not enough memory although i hv\ave uninstall many applications but still its says the same thing .Any one can guide me what to do ??

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    1. Hi Manahil Hameed,
      Thanks for coming.
      If you have an extended SD card inserted on your phone, then you may have to try to install apps to your SD card. I found a useful link that explain clearly steps by steps to do this. Here's the link:http://karthikkn.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/install-apps-to-sd-card-on-your-android-phone-without-rooting-it/
      Hope this helps :)

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  12. And please tell me how i should manage my phone in order to avoid future problems and how i can upgrade my phone with jelly bean last Question is how a call can be recorded on samsung a phone call n also a skype or nimbuzz viber call thanks.. please reply

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    1. Hi Manahil Hameed,
      Thanks for coming.
      Here's a short answer for your questions.
      There is no exact things to do to avoid future problem on the phone due to each electronic component has their own life time so sooner or later you will encountered problem on your phone, but a good using and maintenance will make the life time more longer. If you don't mind, you can visit our post associated with your question here:
      Make your phone more faster:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-to-make-samsung-galaxy-siii-feel.html
      Get better battery life:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/03/3-things-to-do-to-get-better-battery.html
      Common problem on Samsung Galaxy S3 and how to fix it:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-problems-with-samsung-galaxy_18.html and http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/03/common-problems-with-samsung-galaxy.html

      To know the complete steps to upgrade your phone to the Android Jelly Bean, kindly visit our post about it here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/04/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-install_9.html

      To record the call you can use third-party apps both paid or free apps available on Play Store, such as Total Recorder. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.killermobile.totalrecall.s2.market
      Hope this helps :)

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    1. Hi Malik Yasir,
      Thanks for coming.
      Also I'm so sorry removing your comment because the link you've inserted is broken. Later, if you submit the comment and inserted the correct link and has relevancy with this blog then I'll be more than happy to publish it :)

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  14. Hi my boyfriend needs to know how to get his phone to ask him what browser he wants to use. Basically when he clicks on a link it usually says which browser would you like to use then it asks if you want to use this browser once or always and he accidentally clicked always and now it doesn't ask him which he would prefer to use. Do you know how to change this thanks

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    1. Hi Skaty84,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to install another browser then see whether it will bring back 'the complete action using' window again.

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  15. Rehan,

    Found 4500 emails in the Deleted folder. Clicked "Delete All" and now it's like my phone is locked in delete mode for email. Can't get it to cancel/stop so i can use email at all. Other items work just fine. Any suggestions as to how to either stop or speed up the Delete process? Thanks for your help.

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    1. Hi Raadga,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to open your email through the computer then delete your 4500 email inside the deleted folder and see whether it helps :)

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  16. Hi

    I'm trying to clear my application cache, but the 'Clear cache' button is blanked out and it says 'Computing...'

    I've left it to 'Compute', but absolutely nothing happens and I can't clear or uninstall anything. Is there anything I can do to speed up 'Computing...' so that I can actually clear application caches? I really want to speed up my Samsung, and it is recommended to clear application caches right? Please help :(

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    1. Hi Nova808,
      Thanks for coming.
      What kind of apps you want to clear its cache? Or did it happen on all apps on your phone? Have you ever tried to force stop the apps first then clear the cache?

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    3. Hi Sunshine,
      Thanks for coming and share your thought here :)

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  17. can you see deleted search history on galaxy s3?

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    1. Hi Gardse10,
      Thanks for coming.
      But, I'm so sorry that I have no idea about this.
      Maybe there's someone who know about this and willing to share the steps to you in here.

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  18. Hello. My phone just did a firmware update and ever since my notification list repeatedly shows old downloads or if I download something the 20+ old downloads continue to appear. I have no idea how to get it to stop. Its as if this new update has severely glitched my phone and I can't make it stop. I've tried everything including going into my files amd deleting my entire download history. Can you help?

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    1. Hi Sunshine,
      Thanks for coming
      Try to clear cache and cache of the Download app by going to Settings> Application manager> swipe to the All screen> find Downloads and then tap it> tap Clear cache button and Clear data button. Restart the phone then see whether it helps :)

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