If your iPhone or iPad is running slower than normal, you might just need to clear the device’s browser cache for a quick boost in performance. Each browser app stores a cache of website data such as cookies, saved login information, images, and more. This allows pages to load faster the next time you visit, and allows you to stay signed in to a site even after you close your browser. This is useful for domains that you visit regularly, but a lot of the files in your cache are useless. This little extra data adds up quickly and can take up a significant amount of your iPhone or iPad’s internal storage space. The less space left on your device, the slower it will run.
Clearing the browser cache won’t suddenly overclock the device’s hardware, but it can help apps load faster and iOS (or iPadOS) run smoother. If you do this regularly, your iOS devices will work smoothly, especially if you are using the web browser. It should also be the first thing you try if you notice other errors, such as: B. Sudden browser crashes. If your device is still lagging after clearing the cache (or caches if you frequently use multiple browsers), it is time to take more drastic action.
The only downside to clearing your browser cache is that it will delete your saved logins and any unique settings that you have saved for certain pages. You will have to log in to the websites you are using every time you delete your browser data. It’s not that big of a deal, but it can be annoying – especially for Safari users, since clearing the cache affects all devices signed into your iCloud account.
Despite this annoyance, clearing the cache is an easy way to improve the performance of your iOS device when it is running slower than normal. How to clear the cache in different browsers – and— Here’s how to do the same thing on Android, also.
How to clear the cache in Safari
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then select Safari from the list of apps.
- Tap “Clear history and website data.”
- Confirm that you want to delete your data when prompted.
How to clear the cache in Brave
- Open Brave and tap that “…” Menu icon.
- Navigate to Settings> Privacy.
- Scroll down and tap “Brave Shields & Privacy.”
- On the next menu, scroll down and select “Now delete data.”
How to clear the cache in chrome
- Open Chrome, tap the three-dot icon in the menu bar, and then go to Settings> Privacy> Clear browsing data.
- Make sure Cookies, Location data, and Cached images and files are all selected and set the date range on “All the time” when you want to free up as much storage space as possible.
- Tap “Clear browser data.”
How to clear the cache in DuckDuckGo
- Open the DuckDuckGo app and tap the fire icon at the bottom of the browser.
How to clear the cache in Edge
- Open Edge and tap the “…” Icon bottom right.
- Go to Settings> Privacy> Clear browsing data.
- Tap “Clear browser data,” Then confirm your selection.
How to clear the cache in Fire fox
- In Firefox, tap the three line menu icon and go to Privacy> Settings> Data Management.
- Select the type of data you want to remove, then tap “Delete private data” to clear your entire browser cache, or tap “Website data” and clear data stored by specific websites.
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