How to empty trash on a Samsung phone (step by step)

This tutorial will show you how to empty trash (recycle bin) on a Samsung phone.

How to empty trash on a Samsung phone

1. Open your phone's settings.

Open settings on an Android phone

2. Open Battery and device care.

Battery and device care on a Samsung phone

3. Tap on Storage.

Storage section on a Samsung phone

4. Scroll down to the Trash section.

5. Tap on the app whose trash you want to clear (e.g., Gallery, My Files, Messages, Contacts).

Trash section on a Samsung phone

6. Tap on Empty. You can find this option in the top right corner. If you don't see the “Empty” option, tap on the icon in the right top corner.

Empty trash on a Samsung phone

7. When a confirmation message appears, you tap on Empty trash or Delete.

Your Samsung phone will clear the trash for this app.

You can repeat the last three steps for all apps whose trash you want to clear.