Simple Methods For Clearing Cache On A Samsung TV (2022 How-To)

Installing new software is all well and good until…

Your Samsung TV begins to slow and have glitches.

It once processed everything in a split second.

Yet now…

It’s still loaded after 5 blinks.

Fortunately, deleting the cache on your device will quickly cure this.

Find out by continuing to read:

  • Your TV’s cache can be cleared in 5 simple methods.
  • When and why your system needs to delete its cache.
  • The quickest way to uninstall the useless apps on your particular TV model;
  • And much more…

How can I clean my Samsung TV’s cache?

You can remove unwanted apps and restart the Smart Hub on a Samsung TV to clear the cache. You can also directly clear the app’s cache and data on newer devices. For earlier models, you can delete your device’s browsing history.

5 Techniques for Samsung TV Cache Cleaning

1: Restart your television.

Your Samsung TV has caches just like computers and mobile devices.

Your device employs caches, which are tiny storage areas, to efficiently handle your requests.

Your browsers and applications all have caches.

And similarly…

They are also kept in the TV’s system memory to let you personalize your viewing.

The good news is…

System caches can be cleared quite quickly.

All you need to do is restart your TV.

The temporary memory on your TV will be cleared in a matter of minutes.

But hold on

What exactly does power cycling mean?

Simply put, it means to turn off a device’s power source.

The only thing you actually need to do is unplug your TV.

But do these precise actions to increase the efficiency of power cycling:

  1. Switch off your Samsung TV.
  2. Take it out of the power source.
  3. Depress and hold the power button for 20 seconds while unplugged.
  4. Reconnect the TV’s power cord.

By doing this, you will remove all remaining power from your TV.

And that puts an end to any running tasks that depend on the cache.

2: Remove unnecessary apps.

For Samsung TVs, new applications are constantly being released.

Nothing is more alluring than a promising program that is free to download, am I right?

However, despite how simple it is to add these apps to your TV…

It’s also simple to forget that you ever even installed them.

And soon enough, with time…

You have a ton of unrelated apps that you seldom ever use any more.


Eliminating unneeded apps is another option to make room on your TV.

Your TV stores cache for each app.

And your Samsung TV slows down more the more cache you fill.

What good is it to keep apps that you don’t even use anymore?

Fortunately, removing apps from your Samsung TV is simple.

Considering which apps to remove? It may be more difficult to do this than the actual process.

Depending on the model of your TV, I’ve also provided a list of various approaches.

So, even if your TV isn’t the most recent model, don’t panic. I have you.

On TVs made after 2020, remove apps as follows:

  1. Press Home to open the Smart Hub on your Samsung TV.
  2. Access Settings.
  3. Click on Device Care > Support.
  4. Decide on Manage Storage.
  5. Choose the app you want to uninstall.
  6. On your screen, click Delete in the top right corner.

On TVs made in 2015 and 2016:

  1. Tap Home on the remote.
  2. Select My Apps under Apps.
  3. Select Option.
  4. Select Delete.
  5. Pick the applications you want to remove.
  6. Verify the removal.
  7. Permit the procedure to complete.

On TV models from 2017 to 2019:

  1. On your remote, select Home.
  2. Click the icon with the four boxes or Apps.
  3. In the top-right corner, click the gear symbol.
  4. Select Downloaded Apps from the settings menu.
  5. Highlight the app you wish to uninstall as you go through the others.
  6. Click Delete after choosing the app.

On Samsung TVs, pre-installed apps cannot be removed. These apps include, among others, Netflix, Google, and Youtube.

3: Delete app data and cache

On more recent TV models, installing apps is more alluring.

Therefore, it’s also simpler to add items to their cache.

And I assume Samsung is also aware.

Observing that in more recent TV models

They’ve included a direct and convenient way to clear out your TV’s app cache and data.

For post-2020 TVs, all you have to do is:

Step 1: Press the home button on your TV remote and select settings on your screen.

Step 2: Scroll down until your find Support and highlight it.

Step 3: On the support tab, click Device Care. This scan will show the current conditions of your TV.

Step 4: Select the Manage Storage at the bottom after the scan.

Step 5: Your apps will be displayed in this window.

Step 6: Highlight the app you want to clear the cache of.

Step 7: Select Clear Cache.

Step 8: After clearing the cache, select Clear Data.

Repeat steps 6 to 8 on the apps you want to clear the cache of.

Note: If you want to clean your data thoroughly, I recommend clearing the cache of every app on your device.

Too time-consuming for you?

Then, I recommend at least clearing the streaming apps on your TV. As they can accumulate a lot of caches.

4: Clear browsing data

As mentioned in the method above…

Only newer TV models have the direct function to delete app cache and data.

And if you’re thinking… “Well, how ‘bout my older TV?”

Don’t worry, as there’s also a different method to clear out their cache.

And to be more specific…

To delete their browsing data.

The steps you need to follow to clear your browsing data depend on your TV model.

But as always…

Rest assured that I got your TV model covered.

Just follow along and find the tutorial corresponding to your TV model.

For MU/M/Q/NU/RU and Frame Model TVs (2017-2019):

  1. On your remote, select Home.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the Broadcasting tab.
  4. Select Expert Settings.
  5. Scroll down and click the HbbTV Settings.
  6. Select Delete Browsing Data.
  7. Confirm by choosing Delete.

Note: If you can’t find Broadcasting on step 3, select TV as your input source first.

For K/KS/KU Model TVs (2016)

  1. Head to your TV’s home page.
  2. Proceed to Settings.
  3. Find and select Broadcasting.
  4. Choose Expert Settings.
  5. Choose HbbTV Settings from the options.
  6. Select Delete Browsing Data.
  7. Confirm the deletion by choosing Yes.

For JU/JS/J Model Tvs (2015)

Step 1: On your TV, open the web browser app.

Step 2: Select the gear icon or your Settings on the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: On the left of your screen, choose Privacy & Security from the options.

Step 4: Scroll down until you find the Delete Browsing Data option.

Step 5: Highlight and select it.

Step 6: Tap Yes to confirm the deletion of your cache.

5: Reset the Smart Hub

1 factor that makes your Smart TV so intelligent is its Smart Hub.

It’s a menu system created by Samsung to allow convenient access to all the functions of your unit.

But aside from letting you initiate commands…

This is also where your downloaded apps and saved accounts’ caches are stored.

And as we know…

It’s not convenient to fill up any type of storage on your TV.

So just like you did to your app caches…

You also have to clear out your Smart Hub’s memory.

And щдк can do this by resetting your Smart Hub.

Note: Resetting your Smart Hub will log you out of your apps and browsers. Make sure you know your login credentials before proceeding.

Different models require different steps to reset the Smart Hub.

And for post-2020 TV models, these are the steps to reset your Smart Hub:

  1. On your remote, press Home.
  2. Select Settings on your screen.
  3. Scroll down and highlight Support > Device care.
  4. At the bottom of your screen, select Self Diagnosis.
  5. Click Reset Smart Hub.

For 2016-2019 TV models:

  1. Select Home on your remote.
  2. Head to Settings and then Support.
  3. Select the Self Diagnosis option.
  4. Tap Reset Smart Hub.

For 2015 TV models:

  1. Head to your TV’s menu.
  2. Select Smart Hub.
  3. Choose Reset Smart Hub.

Note: If a window pops up asking for a pin code, the default pin for all TV models is 0000.

Bonus: Factory Reset your TV

In rare cases…

Doing the methods listed above won’t clear up enough storage.

If you’re experiencing the same…

Consider doing a factory reset on your TV.

Don’t worry, even if you’re not familiar with performing a factory reset.

As although it’s the most thorough cache clearing that you can do…

It’s still an extremely easy process.

“What does a factory reset even do?”

To answer that, a factory reset reverts all your TV settings to their default state.


It also deletes any cache and data stored on your device.

The settings it reverts to their normal calibrations are:

  • Channel menu settings.
  • Clock and timer settings.
  • Picture and sound settings.
  • Other settings you could have changed.

Note: A factory reset doesn’t affect your Network Settings as these can only be changed manually.

Some of the data that a factory reset clears out are:

  • Downloaded media.
  • Apps that aren’t pre-installed.
  • Saved accounts and login credentials.

The simplest way to understand what a factory reset is…

To think back to how your TV was when you first bought it.

There were no:

  • Accounts
  • Customized settings.
  • Apps (apart from the pre-installed ones).

And that’s how your TV will look again after the factory reset.

So before doing it…

Pro tip: List down all the current apps and customized settings on your Samsung TV. This way, you can just refer back to them when setting it up again.

The factory reset process of your unit depends on the year it was produced.

For 2017-2021 TVs:

  1. On your remote, select Home.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and choose General.
  4. At the bottom of the menu list, select Reset.
  5. Enter your pin. The default is 0000.
  6. Select Yes.

For more information on how to reset the newest Samsung TV models, watch this:

For 2016 TVs:

  1. Turn your TV ON and press Home on your remote.
  2. Head to Settings and scroll down to select Support.
  3. Choose Self Diagnosis from the options.
  4. Scroll down and select Reset.
  5. Enter the pin code. 0000 is the default.
  6. Choose Yes to confirm.

For 2015 TVs:

  1. Power ON your TV.
  2. On your remote, press Menu.
  3. Select Support > Self Diagnosis.
  4. Select Reset from the list of options.
  5. Enter the security pin for your TV.
  6. Choose Yes from the window that appears.

Note: Throughout the reset procedure, your TV can go between ON and OFF many times. Wait until the initial setup screen appears before touching your device.

Does your Samsung TV need to have its cache cleared?

When your Samsung TV starts to lag or you run out of storage, you need to delete the cache. Temporary files and data are removed when the cache is cleared. Your system will load quicker and handle newer tasks more effectively as a result.