We use our Smart TV to watch DTT channels on a daily basis, but also to watch other content on the Internet. For example, streaming applications for series and movies. But TV doesn’t always look the way we want it to, and sometimes errors happen. If you have a Samsung Smart TV, this trick will improve performance and you should know it in order to fix potential errors or improve speed.
While we use all kinds of tips and tricks to optimize mobile phones and computers, we don’t always keep this in mind with TVs. And there are also its settings and functions that we should know and that will help us to make the experience even better. If applications load slowly, eg. Or if the menu takes too long to load. There are many tricks that we can follow, but if you have never done it then it is best to clear the cache on your Samsung Smart TV.
Cache is a location on the device where temporary files are stored. It’s on your mobile, your computer, your tablet. And also on your Smart TV. The idea of storing these files is to speed up processes and reduce loading times as the device “gets used” to your tastes and prepares for them. But if you remove them from time to time you will get more space and may improve performance. They can become unproductive if they build up excessively, so it may be a good idea to eliminate them from your television.
The steps are simple and we can do it from the setting or configuration of the television. Of course, this will vary depending on the model you have as there are different versions of the operating system and the interface may be different on each TV. In any case, and even if the steps change slightly, the path we should follow is:
Just click on it to start the process. As you will see on the screen, it will take a few minutes to complete. We’ll see the percentage all the time on television and how much is left to eliminate. Plus, the TV will show us what it’s doing: Free up memory by closing background apps, free up space by clearing the cache… When it’s done, your performance will improve.
Clearing the cache is easy on any TV. If instead of a Samsung Smart TV you have a TV with the Android operating system, we can also clear the cache of each application one by one: we simply go to the applications section of our TV or of our HDMI dongle. Once inside, we open the application, go to the options and we will see “Clear cache”.
Other Options and Diagnostics
Samsung televisions have other interesting functions such as the diagnostic section. From here we can see if there is any problem with the image, sound, signal or intelligent section of the TV. And if not, we can restore.
The steps on Brand Smart TV are simple:
Once here, we will get different sections or tests that we can clear. Or, as we’ve said before, if none of the above has worked for us, we can do a reinstall. When we get to this section you will see different menus:
You can go through each test to check if there is an error. We can also connect to the internet to make sure the connection is correct. If everything still fails or if you still get an error, do a reinstall.
Keep in mind, of course, that by restoring we will be erasing all the information stored on the television. You will lose everything you have changed. Language, date, time… If you are clear, confirm. To restore the TV will ask you for a PIN code (the default code is 0000) and you will have to wait a few minutes for the process to complete. When it’s ready, check if it’s still crashing or it’s already working.