Routine Maintenance of PCs and Devices

Think of it this way, to ensure optimum performance of your vehicle, routine maintenance is required. Oil changes, Tune-ups, etc. are recommended to keep the car in great shape.

The same can be said if you want to maintain a fast and efficient PC or any other device for that matter. It is essential to perform maintenance often to ensure optimum performance of your device(s).

Up-keep of your devices can range from cleaning out your browser history to cleaning out your recycle bin to clearing out cookies and even removing programs that you no longer use. In addition, simply restarting your device or PC regularly will safeguard you from issues that could arise.

Optimizing your Android Devices

To optimize your Samsung device(s) is actually easy.

Please follow these steps to improve the performance of your Samsung tablets.

Quick optimization

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Device maintenance.

 

  1. Touch OPTIMIZE NOW.

5. When optimization is complete, swipe up and touch DONE.


Free up memory

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Device maintenance.

 

  1. Touch RAM.

  1. Touch CLEAN NOW to free up memory by stopping background apps.

 

How to clean out the cache & cookies of your Android Device (Google Chrome)

While visiting any website, Google Chrome will store some of the info from the website so that it loads faster the next time you visit the site; however, over time, the storage of a multitude of websites will surely slow down your PC and take up space on your hard drive. This means that you will need to clean up the history in Chrome. To perform this task, you will need to do the following on your Android device:

In the Chrome app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
  2. At the top right, tap More .
  3. Tap History  Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Tap Clear data.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome.

In other browser apps

If you use Firefox or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.
  • If you're signed into Chrome, you'll stay signed in on Google's websites, like google.com and youtube.com.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.

Optimizing your PC

How to clean out the cache & cookies of your Computer (Google Chrome):

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools  Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome. For example, you can delete cookies for a specific site.

In other browsers

If you use Safari, Firefox, or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • If you turn sync on in Chrome, you’ll stay signed into the Google Account you’re syncing to in order to delete your data across all your devices.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.

Optimizing your iOS or Apple Devices

How to clean out the cache & cookies of your Apple iPhone/iPad (Google Chrome):

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app .
  2. At the top right, tap More .
  3. Tap HistoryClear browsing data.
  4. Make sure there’s a check mark next to "Cookies, site data" and "Cached images and files."
  5. Tap Clear browsing data.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome.

In other browser apps

If you use Safari, Firefox, or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.

Deleting history, cache and cookies in Safari (Apple Web Browser) on your iPad

Here's how to clear information from your device:

  • To clear your history and cookies, go to Settings > Safari, and tap Clear History and Website Data. Clearing your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.
  • To clear your cookies and keep your history, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data, then tap Remove All Website Data.
  • To visit sites without leaving a history, turn private browsing on or off

When there's no history or website data to clear, the setting turns gray. The setting might also be gray if you have web content restrictions set up under Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time

 

Finally, if you are seeing weird things on any webpage on any device or if you are having issues, please try the above steps after rebooting your device. Rebooting your device will resolve the majority of issues that you may experience.

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