How to Clear Your Browser Cache

What is Browser Cache?

When you visit websites your browser will download certain assets and files, such as image files and css files, to enable the website to load more quickly on subsequent visits. To make sure you are seeing the most recent and current version of a webpage it may be necessary to clear your cache. This comes up when we are actively working on a website project (either live or in development). As we make changes to the website settings and css a user may come back to the webpage, but not see the most recent updates until they clear their browser cache.

How to Clear Your Cache

Clear Chrome Cache (Computer)

  • On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More.
  • Click More toolsand thenClear browsing data.
  • At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  • Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  • Click Clear data.

Clear Chrome App Cache (Android)

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More.
  3. Tap History and then Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Tap Clear data.

Clear Chrome App Cache (iPhone & iPad)

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, tap More More.
  3. Tap History and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Make sure there’s a check mark next to “Cookies, Site Data,” and “Cached Images and Files.”
  5. Tap Clear browsing data.

(Source: support.google.com)

Clear Safari History & Cache (Mac)

  • In the Safari app on your Mac, choose History and thenClear History, then click the pop-up menu.
  • Choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared, click “Clear History”.
  • Clearing history clears cookies and other website data (cache).

Clear Safari App Cache (iPhone & iPad)

  • Go to Settings and thenSafari
  • Tap “Clear History and Website Data“.

(Source: support.apple.com)

Clear FireFox Cache

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select “Preferences“.
  2. Select the “Privacy & Security panel.
  3. In the Cookies and Site Data section, click “Clear Data…
  4. Remove the check mark in front of Cookies and Site Data.
  5. With Cached Web Content check marked, click the “Clear” button.
  6. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

(Source: support.mozilla.org)

Clear Microsoft Edge Browser Cache

To clear browsing data on your computer, make sure sync is turned off. Items that are synced will be cleared across all synced devices.

Here’s how to clear your browsing data in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy, search, and services .
  2. Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.
  3. Choose a time range from the Time range drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the types of data you want to clear. For example, you may want to remove browsing history and cookies but keep passwords and form fill data.
  5. Select Clear now.

(Source: support.microsoft.com)

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