How to Clear Your Cache

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What is Cache?

Caching makes applications run faster on your computer by storing data on a local folder that is on your device. By retrieving data from a local folder, applications use caching to speed up page load times for a website’s frequent users. However, cached data can become obsolete if an application has changed its interface during the period of storage.

It is important to occasionally clear your cache in order to see any possible changes to your applications or websites. The only drawback with clearing your cache is that all data stored in on your devices local folder will be deleted. Hence, it is essential that you keep track of important website information stored temporarily over time.

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How do you clear your cache on Chrome?

Open Google Chrome, and navigate to a new or existing window.

In the upper left-hand corner, click on the word “Chrome ” so that a drop-down menu appears.

From the menu, select “Clear Browsing Data.”

Now, a pop-up box will appear. From the selections, check the “Cached images” and “files box.”

Once you have selected the “Cached images” and “files box,” press Clear your Browsing History.

You have now successfully cleared your cache, leaving your browser visible to any recent changes.

How do I clear my cache on Safari?

Open Safari, and navigate to a new or existing window.

In the upper left-hand corner, click on the word “Safari” so that a drop-down menu appears.

From the menu, select Clear Browsing Data.

Now, a pop-up box will appear. From the pop-up box, select how far back in time you would like to clear your Cache and History.

Once you have decided on a time interval, click Clear History.

You have now successfully cleared your cache, leaving your browser visible to any recent changes.

How do you clear your cache on Firefox?

Open Firefox, and navigate to a new or existing window.

In the upper left-hand corner, click on the word Firefox so that adrop-down menu appears.

From the menu, select History and then Clear Recent History.

Now, a pop-up box will appear. From the pop-up box, select how far back in time you’d like to clear your Cache.

Next, check the “Cache box” to specify that you will be clearing your Cache.

Once you have selected the Cache box, click on “Clear Now.”

You have now successfully cleared your cache, leaving your browser visible to any recent changes.

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How do you clear your cache on Internet Explorer using windows?

First, check and make sure that you are running version 9, 10, 11 of Windows Explorer. The steps below also apply to Microsoft Edge.

Now, click on the Gear Icon in the upper right-hand corner so that a drop-down menu appears.

From the drop-down menu, select Safety and then Delete Browsing History.

Now, a pop-up box will appear. From the pop-up box, check the “Temporary Internet Files box” in addition to the “Cookies box.”

Once you are finished selecting both boxes, click on Delete.

You have now successfully cleared your cache, leaving your browser visible to any recent changes.

How do you clear your cache on Android?

First, navigate to your device’s Settings menu.

From Settings, click on Apps or Applications (depends on device) and find your phone’s browser (Androids typically use either Safari or Google Chrome).

Once you have selected your device’s browser, tap on the Storage button.

Now that you are in Storage, there should be a button for clearing the Browser’s cache and application data. By clicking on these buttons, you will have cleared your browser’s cache.

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How do you clear your cache on iOS?

Most iOS devices run Safari as their default web browser, so it is likely that you will have to clear your cached data from the Safari application.

First, navigate to your device’s Settings menu (Gear Icon).

From Settings, click on Safari under device Applications.

Once you have clicked on the Safari icon, click on Advanced.

From Advanced, click on Website Data then Remove All Website Data.

This setting is labeled “Advanced” because you are clearing your browser’s cache without deleting any actual browsing data, such as your history.

Now you should see any interface changes on any websites that you visit.

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