How to Clear Browser Cache


These simple steps explain how to clear browser cache in the Chrome Web Browser, Internet Explorer Web Browser, and Firefox Web Browser. You can easily skip all of the instructions below by using the clear browser cache keyboard shortcut. This is done by pressing the keys Ctrl + Shift + Delete while your web browser is open. If this shortcut does not work then follow the simple steps below based on your browser type. Note: By default, browsers will have certain features already checked. The examples below refer to cache only and do not cover things like deleting browser history or deleting cookies. You can decide how to proceed based on your specific needs.

How to clear the Google Chrome web browser cache

1. Open the Customize and control Google Chrome panel. This is located at the top right of your browser.

2. Choose More tools.

3. Choose Clear browsing data…

Clear Cache in Chrome - Clear browsing data

4. Inside the Basic tab, choose time-range.

5. Make sure Cached images and files is checked.

6. Click on the Clear data button.

Clear Cache in Google Chrome - Clear cached images and files, clear data


How to clear the Internet Explorer web browser cache

1. Open Settings and more. This is located at the top right of your browser.

2. Choose Settings.

Clear Cache Internet Explorer - Showing Settings

3. Click on Choose what to clear.

Choose what to clear

4. Make sure Cached data and files is checked.

5. Click on the Clear button.

Cached data and files - Click on the Clear button


How to clear the Firefox web browser cache

1. Open View history, saved bookmarks, and more. This is located at the top right of your browser.

2. Choose History.

Clear Cache Firefox - Choose History

3. Choose Clear Recent History.

Clear Recent History

4. Choose a time range to clear.

5. Make sure Cache is checked.

6. Click on the Clear Now button.

Clear Cache Firefox - Check Cache and click on Clear Now