When you visit a web page, Google Chrome stores some information such as location, images, and web page data so that the next you visit that website, it will load faster because of the stored files in its cache. The stored cache files cut down the web page load time.
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Why should you clear Chrome’s Cache?
Most websites are often updated regularly, however your chrome browser may keep going to see the old cached version of the files, and you won’t see the latest changes to that website.
Deleting Chrome’s cache allows Chrome to retrieve the latest copy available from the website.
There are times, it is useful to clear your browser’s Cache if you are experiencing any 404 or 502 errors. Clearing cache in Chrome browser may help to protect your personal information and to recover disk space especially if you are using chrome on Mobile devices.
Clear Cache and Cookies in Chrome (Desktop)
Step #1: Open “Google Chrome browser” on your computer. If you don’t have chrome, download and install chrome first.
Step #2: There are 3 ways to open “Clear browsing data” option in Chrome. Use any of them below, and then move to Step 3.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+delete simultaneously from the keyboard.
- Click menu icon at the top right corner of the chrome window. Select ‘More tools‘ > ‘Clear browsing data’.
- Select Chrome menu icon > Settings. Scroll down and click on ‘Advanced’ > ‘Clear browsing data’.
Step #3: Choose “the beginning of time” from the “Clear the following items from”.
Now check these two boxes – “Cached images and files” and “cookies and other site data”. You can check other boxes according to your requirement.
Step #4: Now Click “Clear browsing data” and your chrome browser’s cache will be cleared within few seconds.
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Note: When using “Ctrl+Shift+Delete“, make sure you are pressing Ctrl and Shift keys from the same side of the keyboard.
How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Chrome (Android)
Step 1: Open Chrome app.
Step 2: Click menu icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Click “history” > “Clear browsing data“.
Step 4: Choose “beginning of the time” and check “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and data“.
Step 5: Now press “Clear Data“. It will your chrome browser’s cache and cookies.
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That’s it. If you have any doubts or questions feel free to comment or give any suggestions below.