Do you own an LG Smart TV? And you have always wondered if it’s possible to clear app cache and browsing data on LG Smart TV? Well if your response to both questions were yes, then you are in the right place as today I’ll be properly guiding you on how to clear app cache and browsing data on LG Smart TV. Read Also; How to Clear or Delete Cache and Data on Samsung Smart TV.
Cache in simple terms is a hardware or software component that stores so that future requests for that data can be retrieved faster. The data stored in cache could simply be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored somewhere.
Cache can be found in all apps and as such your browsing apps aren’t excluded. For browsing data, what your browser does, is that it caches your browsing data, which in turn means that it stores data on your device (in our case, we have to be your LG Smart TV) because it thinks that it can access the data more quickly locally rather than the internet.
Just like your mobile devices and laptops, Smart TVs also retain app cache and browsing data, and this in the long run could pose a problem i.e., filling your internal memory. Unlike laptops, the memory space incorporated with Smart TVs is not big enough, so to continue using your Smart TV efficiently, it becomes pertinent that you learn ways to clear app cache and browsing data on LG Smart TV.
How to Clear App Cache And Browsing Data on LG Smart TV
One of the major benefits that come with clearing your app data and browsing cache is that it improves your Smart TV speed and performance and at the time. Also, doing this regularly helps in protecting your Smart TV from harmful malware you may have come across while browsing and lastly, it reduces lags.
Also, if you have been receiving the “out of memory” error message recently, asides from deleting apps to free space, this is also a great way to solve the problem. Follow the set of instructions below to be able to clear app cache on LG Smart TV.
- Turn off your LG Smart TV by either using your remote control or through the power button located under the LG logo on the TV.
- Turn your LG TV back on.
This simple yet effective method will automatically clear the system memory, close all your recent apps and also delete their stored session data. Alternatively, if don’t want to turn off and on your Smart TV each time you want to clear app cache, then you can close the apps you are no longer using one after the other. To be able to perform this action on your LG Smart TV, follow the set of instructions given below:
- Open the app you want to close.
- Click the Close button (X) located at the upper right corner of your screen to end the app.
Performing the above actions will clear the app cache for that particular app. If you have series of apps you’d want to close at once, then a faster method would be to hover over one of the recent tiles in the recent preview area, There you’ll find a close button (X) appearing on the top of the tile, simple click on it to end app and continue in that manner till all the apps are closed.
Clear browsing data on LG Smart TV
With the above steps, you should be able to clear app cache on LG Smart TV for any app. The next thing I’ll be showing you will be how to clear browsing data on LG Smart TV. To be able to perform this, follow the set of instructions provided below:
- Press the Home button (it is the house icon on your remote control).
- Select Web browser found at the bottom.
- Select Menu (the three horizontal lines). It is found in the upper right corner of your screen.
- From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
- Toggle Private Browsing to turn it on. This is done to prevent the accumulation of too much data in the future.
- Select CLEAR BROWSING DATA.
- Finally, on the confirmation window, select OK.
On a final note, if the carry out the above steps regularly you should be able to clear app cache and browsing data on LG Smart TV which will, in turn, prevent the problems that come with not clearing them.