Don't let your internet history fall into the wrong hands, so deleting your browser history and internet cache from time to time is a great solution. This article describes how to clear the cache on desktop and mobile devices.
- 1 How to Clear Your Browser Cache
- 1.0.1 How to Clear Cache in Chrome
- 1.0.2 How to Clear Cache in Firefox
- 1.0.3 How to Clear Cache in Opera
- 1.0.4 How to Clear the Cache on Safari
- 1.0.5 How to Clear the Cache on Internet Explorer
- 1.0.6 How to clear the cache on Microsoft Edge
- 1.0.7 How to Clear Cache on Google Android
- 1.0.8 How to Clear Cache on iOS
How to Clear Your Browser Cache
How to Clear Cache in Chrome
Although Chrome came to the market later than other major browsers, it has now entered the ranks of the top four most used web browsers. Like many Google services, Chrome is designed for extreme ease of use, and clearing Chrome's cache only takes a moment.
First, open the Chrome browser.
Click on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window to see a drop-down menu. Then, clickmore tools, another drop-down menu appears, selectClear Browsing Data. Now choose the exact time you want to go back and clear. For example, if you only want to clear the cache of last week's data, selectLast 7 Days.
Once you've selected the time period you want to clear, all that's left is to check the options. Browsing history, website cookies or cached images and files can be deleted. Select any option that applies, then clickclear data.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Chrome browser's cache:
1.Click the three dots in the upper right corner
2.Entermore tools->Clear browsing data;
3.Select the time frame and elements to remove, be sure to checkCookies and Other Site Dataas well asCached images and filesframe;
4.Click onclear data.
How to Clear Cache in Firefox
Firefox is one of the most widely known browsers of choice. Clearing the Firefox cache is very simple and starts with opening the Firefox browser.
Click on the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the window and you will see a drop-down menu. then clickfirst choice, is taken to a completely different screen layout. There are five options on the left side of the window, clickPrivacy and Security, which is at the center of all your cookie, browser history, and cache deletion needs.
scroll down until you seeCookies and Site Data, click the titleclear databutton. So how to choose clearCookies and Site DataorCached Web ContentWoolen cloth?
Select the options that apply to you and click Clear. Return if necessaryCookies and Site Datasection, select OpenDelete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.This means: cache and cookie data will be automatically cleared each time the browser is closed.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Firefox browser cache:
1.Click on the three stripes in the upper right corner to enterPreferences;
2.choosePrivacy and Security;
3.existCookies & site datadown, clickClear data;
4.Select the data you want to delete, clickclear;
5.can alsoTick Delete cookies and site data when Firefox closes. Then, when the browser is closed, the browser automatically deletes this data.
How to Clear Cache in Opera
First, open the Opera browser. In the upper right corner of the window is a stack of three horizontal lines, click on them, and scroll down and clickClear browsing data.
Now choose the type of stored data to delete: browsing history, cookies, and cached data. You can also choose how far in the data to delete. For this process, chooseCached images and files,then clickclear data.
Here are short instructions for clearing Opera's cached browser:
1.Click on the three stripes in the upper right corner
2.scroll down and clickClear browsing data;
3.Select the type of data to delete, then clickclear data. In addition, you can choose a time period for which you want to delete browsing data.
How to Clear the Cache on Safari
Safari is the default browser on all Apple devices and is the browser most familiar to iOS and Mac users.
Open the Safari browser and navigate to the top of the screen. From the Safari drop-down menu, clickPreferences, you'll see a menu with multiple tabs. turn upAdvancedtab, at the bottom right of this menu should be a menu calledShow develop menu in menu baroption to turn it on.
At the top of the screen you will now see aDevelopnew tab. The dropdown menu is long, but there should be aEmpty Cachesoption, click it to clear the Safari cache.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Safari cache:
1.Click on the main menuSafari
3.Click onadvancedand tickShow develop menu;
4.Select in the menu barDevelop and click Empty caches.
How to Clear the Cache on Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is the built-in default browser on many computers and laptops, and many less tech-savvy users may use Internet Explorer for life. It's powerful, easy to use, and uncomplicated, and the process of deleting Internet Explorer's cache is simple.
First, open the Internet Explorer browser.
Click the gear symbol in the upper right corner of the window to open the settings. From here, selectInternet options. The screen should now show a new popup. exist"conventional"tab, find the option called "browser history" section, and then click "delete".
Now see a new window open with a bunch of options. Here, choose to delete website cookies, browser history and cache. To delete the cache, make sure to select onlyTemporary Internet and website files,then clickdelete.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Internet Explorer cache:
- Open Internet Explorer and click the cog. chooseInternet options.
- chooseconventionalTab. turn upbrowser historyand clickdelete.
- Select the temporary files you want to clear and clickdelete.
How to clear the cache on Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is the latest browser from Microsoft and is built on Chromium, so the process for deleting cached data is very similar.
As with most browsers, start by finding the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the window. This time, the icon that needs to be clicked is a set of three horizontal dots and you will see a drop down menu, scroll down to the last optionSettings, then click it. In this new menu, find theHave clear browsing datapart. Below this heading isselect to clearcontent button. Click on it and you will see a list of options.
From these options, choose to delete all forms of saved website data, be it cookies, browsing history, or download history. In order to clear the cache, make sure to selectCache data and files. then clickclear.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Microsoft Edge cache:
- Open Microsoft Edge and click the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner.
- scroll down and clickset up.
- find the nameClear browsing datasection, clickselect to clearContent.
- Make sure you selectcachedata and files, clickclear.
How to Clear Cache on Google Android
All Google Android phones have Chrome as the default browser, and the process of clearing the cache is similar on mobile devices, but still requires a separate set of instructions.
Open the Chrome app and tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of your phone's screen. according toset upgear. scroll down toPrivacy and Securitysection and click on it, after that, you will see a set of security options. It is recommended to explore these options for yourself to gain a better understanding of how the data is processed.
Click on the nameClear browsing dataThe first option for , will now have 2 columns to choose from, this process only requiresBASICList. clicktime limitDrop down the menu and select the time period you want to clear. Make sure to chooseCache images and filesoptions, and then clickclear data.
Here are short instructions for clearing the Google Android cache:
- Open Chrome and click the three dots.
- Click onset up.
- scroll down toPrivacy and Security.
- Click onClear browsing data, the first option.
- Click ontime limitand select a time period.
- Make sure you selectcacheimages and documents. clickclear data.
How to Clear Cache on iOS
Apple has simplified the process to less than 30 seconds. Openset upApps, scroll down and tap from the list of appsSafari.
In this new menu, scroll down until you see a menu calledClear History and Website Datablue text options. The phone will then ask to confirm this decision. click againClear history and data, the cache will be cleared.
Here are short instructions for clearing the iOS cache:
- Go toset upapplication and find it from the application listSafari.
- scroll down and clickClear history and website data.
- Confirm the decision again and click againClear history and data.
After clearing the cache, some websites may initially run slower because they need to load from scratch. While clearing your cache isn't something you should do often, you should try it if your browser isn't working properly.