How to clear cache on Mac and Window?
17th February 2019
How to clear cache, what is cache and why you need to clear cache?
When someone tells you to go clear your cache, they are referring to the browser cache and you might be wonder why should you. Every time you visit a web page, the web browser will download the content such as images and HTML to your local hard drive. When you visit it the page the second time, this speeds up the process of loading the content locally than downloading it again from the internet. The disadvantage your browser might be still loading the content from your local cache but the online content has been updated. That why sometimes you need to clear your browser cache to get new content from the internet.
How do you clear your browser cache memory?
Regardless which browser you using, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or Firefox, if you are using
- Window: Press Ctrl + F5
- Mac: Command + Shift + R
Alt step of clearing your browser caches
- Open your Chrome browser
- Click on the three dots at the top right of the browser
- Go to History and click it
- On the left, click Clear Browsing Data
- Check the Cached Image and file and click the Clear data button. You can also change the Time Range to clear the cache at different duration.
- Open your Firefox browser
- Click on the hamburger bar at the top right of the browser
- Go to Preferences and click it
- On the left, click on Privacy & Security tab
- Scroll to Cookies and Site Data and click on Clear Data button
- Click on Clear
- Open your Internet Explorer
- On the top right, click on setting –> Safety –> Delete browsing history
- Check the box Temporary Internet files and website files and click delete
- Open your Safari browser
- Go to the top menu, mouse over Safari and click on Preferences
- Click on Advanced and check the box Show Develop menu in menu bar
- Now go to the Develop tab and click on Empty Caches