How to Clear Your Cache on Any Browser

The internet is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it can be deceiving. Everyone’s internet browser, no matter what you use, collects snapshots of information from all the sites you visit to ease loading times by recognizing familiar images and themes. This can be a great tool if the site you’re visiting on your web or mobile browser has multiple pages with the same image or video. This keeps the page from loading the image twice, which would’ve taken a toll on the page loading time. It’s not unusual for your cache to prevent you from seeing updated content because it’s focusing on an old version of the page that you visited recently. This is an example of stored content taking precedent over the live content which you do not want. Good news, there is an easy fix! Below are screenshots that show the simplicity that is the step by step process of clearing your browser cache!

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CheckMarkGoogle Chrome for Mac

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Google Chrome for Mac

1. Click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser to the right (hamburger icon). Click settings on the bottom of the menu.
2. From here, click “Show advanced settings...”. It’s located at the very bottom of the settings section.
3. Scroll to the privacy section and click “Clear browsing data”.
4. Select “Cached images and files” and anything else you would like purged. Uncheck any other options of things you may wish to retain such as saved passwords. Change “Obliterate the following items from” to “the beginning of time”.
5. Press “Clear browsing data”. All Done!

Firefox for Mac

1. Choose Preferences from the Firefox hamburger menu and then continue as instructed below.
2. With the Options window now open, click the Privacy tab. In the History area, click the clear your recent history link.
3.  If you wish to clear other kinds of stored data, feel free to check the appropriate boxes.
If you don’t see any boxes to check, click the button next to Details. Click on the Clear Now button.
If your Internet purge is large, Firefox might take a while to finish removing the files. Try to be patient – it will finish on it’s own time.
Older versions of Firefox, especially Firefox 4 – Firefox 33, have pretty similar processes for clearing the cache but it’s helpful to keep Firefox updated to the latest version if possible.

Safari for Mac

1. Once your browser is open, click the “Safari” on the top left toolbar menu and select Preferences.
2. Click on the Privacy setting, and click the button that says “Remove all website data”.
3. Click “Remove now”.

Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer)

1. Once your browser is open, click the 3 dot icon at the top right and choose Settings.
2. Once in the Settings, you will see a button to click that says “Choose what to clear” under Clear Browsing Data.
3. Checkmark everything you want to be removed and make sure anything you don’t want cleared is not included. Then click, Clear.

Safari for Windows

1. Once your browser is open, click Edit on the top toolbar. You will immediately have the option to “Empty Cache”.
2. You will then be prompted to make sure this is what you want to do, and click Empty.

Safari for iPhone

1. Click on the Settings icon on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down until you see “Safari.” Click on it to bring up the options for the safari browser
3. Click “Clear History and Website Data” A popup box will appear.
4. Click “Clear History and Data” one more time to confirm your decision.

Android for Default Internet App

1. Once you’ve opened your browser, click on the “More Options” button.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on the Privacy option.
4. Now select Delete Personal Data
5. Now this is where you will un-check anything you don’t want cleared, like passwords or auto fill data; otherwise hit delete and you’re done!

Google Chrome for Windows

1. Once you have your browser open, click on the three lines icon on the top right (hamburger button) and choose the Settings.
2. In the settings window, choose to go to the Advanced Settings.
3. Once in Privacy Settings, click Clear Browsing Data.
4. Checkmark everything you want included in the purge and click Clear Browsing Data once more.

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