How to Clear Browser Cache (All Modern Browser) – 2019

Want to clear browser cache but don’t know how to do that? The following blog post will guide you how to Clear Cache on the browser (All Modern browsers)

how to clear browser cache

Whenever there is a problem with a site, the first suggestion you get from technical support is to “try to clear browser cache” accompanied by “try to delete browser cookies.” Most of the time after performing these two things the issues related to website get fixed.

What is Browser Cache

The browser cache is a temporary storage area on your computer or laptop for the files downloaded by your web browser to display sites. The file that goes under browser cache storage includes any document that makes up a website like JavaScript scripts, HTML files, CSS style sheets, graphics images accompanied by multimedia content and even more.

Why is Browser Cache Useful?

So next time when you’re going to revisit the site, the browser will check what new content is added to the site in the meantime and download it, or you can say it store the update content in the browser cache folder. This helps in reducing the bandwidth usage on both server and user sides and let the web page load faster.

The browser cache is the useful feature especially when you have a limited or slow internet connection.

Why Clear Browser cache?

The browser cache is useful, but sometimes it fills up your hard drive with cache data from the sites which you have visited only once in the week, month or in the lifetime.

Apart from that, the cached data of the site can cause annoying issues like it’s not loading the fresh copy of the site, loads the site partially, the site user interface is poorly formatted and even more.

Under these circumstances with whom you discuss these browser issues will guide you to clear cache on the browser. When you clear browser cache it will not only fixes the website related issues but also speed up various things.

Clear Browser Cache

Clearing browser cache is super easy, but there might be users who don’t know how to do that. To help out those users I decided to write this blog post featuring steps by steps instructions to clear browser cache on all modern browser.

So without further delay, let’s start with the first browser:

How to Clear Cache in Chrome Browser

1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.

2. Click on the More icon available at upper right corner and select More tools -> Clear Browsing data.

This will open the Clear browsing data dialog box, here check the box for “Cached images and files” and then click on Clear data button.

clear cache in chrome

Alternatively, You can also use CTRL + SHIFT + DEL keyboard combo or visit “chrome://settings/clearBrowserData” this address to directly open the Clear Browsing Data dialog box.

3. Once done, exit the browser and relaunch. This is how to clear cache in Chrome browser.

How to Clear Cache in Firefox Browser

1. Launch the Firefox browser.

2. Click on the Menu icon available at the Upper right corner and then select Options.

3. On the left pane, switch Privacy and Security tab. Now on the right panel head over to Cookies and site data.

clear cache in firefox

Under this, you will find out the size of the Cache data browser is storing. To clear it, click on the Clear Data button next to it.

Alternatively, you can reach here directly by visit “about:preferences#privacy” this address.

4. Exit Firefox browser and relaunch browser. This is how to clear cache in Firefox browser

How to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge Browser

1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10

2. Click on the (…) More action icon available at upper right corner and then select Settings.

3. Next, head over to Clear browsing data section and then click on the “Choose what to clear” button.

4. Next, you will see lots of option; here you need to make sure that box for “Cached data and files” is checked and then click on the Clear button.

clear cache in micosoft edge browser

5. Exit the Edge browser and relaunch the browser. This is how to clear cache in Edge browser

How to Clear Cache in Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the Gear icon available at the upper right corner click and select Safety -> Delete Browsing History.

3. In the Clear Browsing History pop-up, you need to check the box for the option “Temporary Internet and websites files” and “Cookies and Website data” and then click on the Delete button.

clear cache in internet explorer

Alternatively, you can directly open the same “Delete Browsing History” window by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + DEL.

Note: Make sure to uncheck the box for “Preserve favorites website data

4. Once the process completes, you will get the confirmation.

5. Exit Internet Explorer and relaunch it.

How to Clear Cache in Opera Browser

1. Launch the Opera browser.

2. Click on the Opera icon available at upper left corner and select Settings.

3. Next, on the left pane click on the Advanced drop-down icon and switch to Privacy & security. On the right side, head over to Clear browsing data.

clear browing data in opera

4. This will open the Clear Browser Date dialog box. Here, you need to check the box for option “Cached images and files.” Next, click on the Clear Data.

clear cache in opera

Alternatively, you can visit the following address, and this will directly take you to the Clear Browsing Data dialog box.

opera://settings/clearBrowserData

4. Once done, exit the browser and relaunch it. This is how to clear cache in Opera browser

How to Clear Cache in Vivaldi Browser

1. Launch the Vivaldi browser.

2. Click on the Vivaldi browser icon available at upper right corner and then select Tools -> Clear Private Data.

Alternatively, you can use CTRL + SHIFT + DEL key combo.

3. This will open the Clear Private Data dialog box. Here you need to check box for Cache and then click on Clear browsing data.

clear cache in vivaldi

4. Close the browser and relaunch it. This is how to clear cache in Vivaldi browser

How to Clear Cache in Brave Browser

1. Launch the Brave browser.

2. Click on the Menu icon available on the top menu bar (next to brave browser icon) and select Settings.

3. Next, on the left pane switch to the Security tab. On the right panel, move the slider for Cached images and files to ON position.

Alternatively, you can directly reach here by visiting the following address:

about:preferences#security

4. At last, click on the Clear Browsing Data now button.

clear cache in brave browser

5. Close the browser and relaunch it. This is how to clear cache in the Brave browser

How to Clear Cache in Safari Browser

1. Launch the Safari browser.

2. Click on the Safari option available at upper left corner and select Preferences.

safari

3. In the Preferences window, you need to switch to Privacy tab.

safari browser preferences

4. Next Under Cookies and Website data, you need to click on the Remove All Website Data button.

5. Next dialog box will appear asking for the confirmation, click Remove now button.

clear safari cache confirmation

6. Once done, close the browser and relaunch it. This is how to clear cache in Safari browser.

That’s it!

This is how to clear browser cache. I have covered written instructions for all the major and modern web browser used by people all across the globe.

In case, you want to me write steps for your default browser which is not mentioned above, then feel free to write the name of the browser in the comment.

I will try to update the instructions in this post.

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