How to Clear Your Browser Cache

May 17, 2020 | Resources

Below are instructions on how to clear your browser cache on a variety of platforms including Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android.  Please note, this article was last edited on 1/17/2020 – the exact process to clear the cache as time progresses may differ.

Google Chrome – Windows

Official Google Help Link

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the 3 vertical dots to open Chrome’s menu.
  3. Click More tools > and then Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data.

Apple Safari – iOS

Official Apple Help Link

Here’s how to clear information from your device:

  • To clear your history and cookies, go to Settings > Safari, and tap Clear History and Website Data. Clearing your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari won’t change your AutoFill information.
  • To clear your cookies and keep your history, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data, then tap Remove All Website Data.

Google Chrome – Android

Official Google Help Link

In the Chrome app

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

Apple Safari – MacOS

Official Apple Help Link

  • In the Safari app on your Mac, choose History > Clear History, then click the pop-up menu.
  • Choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

Mozilla Firefox – Windows

Official Mozilla Help Link

  • Click the Library icon button, click History and then click Clear Recent History….
    Select how much history you want to clear:
  • Click the drop-down menu next to Time range to clear to choose how much of your history Firefox will clear (the last hour, the last two hours, the last four hours, the current day or everything).
  • Use the check boxes to select what information you want to clear from your history. Your choices are described in the What things are included in my history? section above.
  • Click the Clear Now button. The window will close and the items you’ve selected will be cleared from your history.

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