Chrome: Clear Browsing Data
- In Google Chrome, clearing the browser cache is done via the Clear browsing data area in Settings. From there, check Cached images and files (as well as anything else you want to remove) and then tap or click the CLEAR BROWSING DATA button.
- Assuming you're using a keyboard, the quickest way to Clear browsing data is via the Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut.
- Without a keyboard, tap or click the Menu button (the icon with three stacked lines) followed by More tools and finally Clear browsing data....
- Tip: Choose the beginning of time from the Clear the following items from option at the top of the Clear browsing data window to make sure you get everything.
- In Chrome's mobile browser, go to Settings and then Privacy. From there, choose Clear Browsing Data. In this menu, check Cached Images and Files and press the Clear Browsing Data button once, and then again for confirmation.
Internet Explorer: Delete Browsing History
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer, the browser that comes pre-installed on most Windows computers, clearing the cache is done from the Delete Browsing History area. From here, check Temporary Internet files and website files and then click or tap Delete.
- Like with other popular browsers, the fastest way to the Delete Browsing History settings is via the Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut.
Tip: Internet Explorer often refers to the browser cache as temporary internet files but they are the same.
Firefox: Clear All History
In Mozilla's Firefox browser, you clear the cache from the Clear Recent History area in the browser's Options. Once there, check Cache and then tap or click Clear Now.
- The Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut is probably the fastest way to open this tool. It's also available from Firefox's Menu button (the three-lined "hamburger" button) via Options, then Privacy & Security, and finally the clear your recent history link from the History area.
Safari: Empty Caches
- In Apple's Safari browser, clearing the cache is done via the Develop menu. Just tap or click Develop and then Empty Caches.
- With a keyboard, clearing the cache in Safari is easy with the Option-Command-E shortcut.
- Tip: If you don't see Develop on your Safari menu bar, enable it via Preferences, then Advanced, followed by selecting the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
- Clearing the browser cache from mobile Safari, like the one on your iPad or iPhone, is accomplished in a different app. From your device, open the Settings app and then find the Safari section.
- In there, scroll toward the bottom and tap Clear History and Website Data. Tap Clear History and Data to confirm.
Edge: Clear Browsing Data
- In Microsoft's Edge browser, included in their newer versions of Windows, clearing the cache is done via the Clear browsing data menu. Once open, check Cached data and files and then tap or click Clear.
- The fastest way to the Clear browsing data menu is via the Ctrl+Shift+Del keyboard shortcut.
- Another option is via the More button (that little icon with three horizontal dots), followed by Settings and then the Choose what to clear button under the Clear browsing data heading.
- Tip: Tap or click Show more while in the Clear browsing data menu for additional items you can erase while clearing cached files and images.
- To delete cache files from the Edge mobile browser, go into the menu using button on the right side of the menu, and choose Settings. Go to Privacy > Clear browsing data and choose what you want removed; you can pick cache, passwords, form data, cookies, and more.
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