How Clear on any web browser like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet, and Dolphin for any platform example Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android.

What Is the Web Cache?

The web cache stores certain information like HTML pages, images, etc. for webpages you visit on your computer or mobile device so the next time you visit the site will load faster. Sometimes these files take up large space than you want and keep old unnecessary information in your browser.

You can resolve many browser issues simply by clearing your cache.  For all the pros who just need reminding, here’s a quick reference guide to clearing the web cache in the easiest manner possible on the latest versions of your browser.

For step by step details, including screenshot and alternative methods, jump down to below the quick reference guide and find your particular browser and OS.

#1. Chrome

Mac OS X – Command+Shift+Delete -> Empty Cache + Clear Browsing Data
Windows – Control+Shift+Delete -> Empty Cache + Clear Browsing Data

#2. Internet Explorer

Windows – Control+Shift+Delete -> Select top three items -> Delete

#3. Firefox

Mac OS X – Command+Shift+Delete -> Cache + Clear Now
Windows – Ctrl+Shift+Delete -> Cache + Clear Now

#4. Opera

Mac OS X – Opera -> Delete Private Data -> Empty Cache + Clear Browsing Data
Windows – Alt+P -> Clear Browsing Data -> Empty Cache + Clear Browsing Data

#5. Safari

Mac OS X – Command+Comma -> Privacy -> Remove All Website Data -> Remove Now
Windows – CTRL+Comma -> Privacy -> Remove All Website Data or Safari -> Reset Safari ->Remove all website data -> Reset
iOS – Settings -> Safari -> Clear Cookies and Data -> Clear

#6. Internet (Android)

Android – Settings -> Privacy and security -> Clear Cache -> OK

#7. Dolphin

Android – Settings -> Privacy and Personal Data -> Clear Data -> Clear Cache -> Clear Selected Data
iOS – Settings -> Clear Data -> Clear Cache

Which browser you are running?

If you have not sure what web browser version you are using, the easiest way to check is by visiting whatbrowser.org, which will tell you immediately what version you are using.

Chrome for Mac OS X

Open up the Chrome menu, located right next to the Apple icon, and click on Clear Browsing Data (keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+Delete). Make sure that the Empty the Cache option is selected and hit Clear Browsing Data.

Chrome for Mac OS X

You can also get to this menu by clicking on Preferences in the Chrome menu (keyboard shortcut Command+Comma). Select Show Advanced Settings…, then hit Clear Browsing Data. Make sure that the Empty the Cache option is selected and hit Clear Browsing Data.

chrome-for-macChrome for iOS

Open up the browser and hit the menu button. Go to Settings and select the Privacy section. Under Clear Browsing Data, select Clear Cache and then hit the Clear Cache confirmation button.

Chrome for iOS