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Mobile Browsers
Android
Chrome For Android
Safari For iOS
Chrome For iOS
Desktop Browsers
Chrome
Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 11
Opera
Safari 8 and later

How To Clear Your Cache

Tags: Web Site,  Optimization 

Mobile Browsers
Android
Chrome For Android
Safari For iOS
Chrome For iOS
Desktop Browsers
Chrome
Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 11
Opera
Safari 8 and later

Clearing your browser's cache is useful in many situations, especially after making website changes. If you have any difficulty seeing the latest changes to your website, clearing your browser's cache can be helpful.

Mobile Browsers

Android

The steps to clear your cache, cookies, and history may differ depending on the model of your Android device and your preferred browser. However, you should be able to clear your cache and data from your application management settings menu:

  1. Go to Settings and choose Apps or Application Manager.
  2. Swipe to the All tab.
  3. In the list of installed apps, find and tap your web browser. Tap Clear Data and then Clear Cache.
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome For Android

  1. Tap Chrome menu > Settings.
  2. Tap (Advanced) Privacy.
  3. From the "Time Range" drop-down menu, select All Time.
  4. Check Cookies and Site Data and Cached Images and Files.
  5. Tap Clear data.
  6. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Safari For iOS

  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Tap Clear History and Website Data and confirm.
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome For iOS

  1. Tap Chrome menu > Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Tap Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Choose the data type you want to clear.
  5. Tap Clear Browsing Data.
  6. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Desktop Browsers

Chrome

In the browser bar, enter:

chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

At the top of the "Clear browsing data" window, click Advanced.

Select the following:

  • Browsing history
  • Download history
  • Cookies and other site data
  • Cached images and files

Click CLEAR DATA.

Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Firefox

  1. From the History menu, select Clear Recent History. If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Next to "Details," click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
  4. Click Clear Now.
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Microsoft Edge

  1. In the top right, click the Hub icon (it looks like a star with three horizontal lines).
  2. Click the History icon (it looks like a clock), and then select Clear all history.
  3. Select Browsing history, then Cookies and saved website data, and then Cached data and files. Click Clear.
  4. After the "All Clear!" message appears, exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Internet Explorer 11

  1. Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history….If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.
  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
    • Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
    • Cookies or Cookies and website data
    • History
  3. Click Delete. You will see a confirmation at the bottom of the window when the process is complete.
  4. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Opera

  1. From the Opera menu, select Settings, then Privacy & Security, and then Clear browsing data….
  2. In the dialog box that opens, from the "Obliterate the following items from" drop-down menu, select The beginning of time.
  3. Select the following:
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached images and files
  4. Click Clear browsing data.
  5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Safari 8 and later

  1. From the Safari menu, select Clear History… or Clear History and Website Data….
  2. Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History.
  3. Go to Safari > Quit Safari or press Command-Q to exit the browser completely.

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  May 31, 2018