Cache files are files from the website we visit which are temporarily stored on a local hard drive, whose purpose is to speed up retrieval of website data the next time we visit the website. Such files can be graphics, charts and other elements.
Every web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, ec.) stores such data in a local folder on our device. The problems arise when too many cache files start to slow down the web browsers and prevent us from accessing the website properly, or prevent some elements (e.g. forms) from loading.
The best way to resolve cache problems and speed up the web browsers is to clear the cache from time to time and refresh the list.
The solutions shown below can help you clear the cache easily and safely.
Pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Delete while you are in the browser's window will open a dialog box which enables you to clear browsing data. From there, you can select to clear the cache files.
Note: This shortcut applies to most of the web browsers.
Launch the Settings app and scroll down to find Safari;
Tap on Clear browsing data..., check (tick) the check boxes next to the types of data you want to remove and tap on OK.
Note: You can also clear the cache if you click on the Privacy tab (which you can access when you click on the menu button), select clear your recent history, untick (uncheck) the other check boxes except the one next to Cache, and click Clear now.
Also, make sure to select the time range to clear, first.
Note: On newer versions of the browser, follow the step below:
You can clear the cache individually per app or for all apps at the same time.
If you want to clear the cache of a single app:
If you want to clear the cache of all applications at the same time, go to Settings and tap on Storage. Then, tap on Cached data and tap on OK to confirm;
Note: If you use a Samsung Galaxy device you need to go to Settings -> Applications -> Application Manager
Google Cache is an awesome Google Chrome extension that adds a button right next to the Chrome's URL bar. All you need to do is to click on it, in order to clear the cache memory.
A Clear Cache Button is a Firefox plugin that adds a clear-cache button to your browser. All you need to do is to click on it and the cache will be clear.
Pressing Command key + Shift + Delete opens a dialog box which enables you to clear browsing data. From there, you can select to clear your cache.
Note: This shortcut applies to most of the browsers
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+E while Safari is open in Windows will clear the browser's cache.
In order to clear the cache, you need to enable the Develop option first:
To clear the cache, open Safari, click on Develop and select Empty Caches;
Temporary (temp) files, are files created to temporarily contain information while a new file is being made. After that, they are useless and occupy space. A few of them don't pose a threat; however, as time goes by, they can occupy significant amount of space, and slow down your mobile device.
To delete temp files and clear the cache, go to:
Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage -> Tap an item in Documents and Data -> Slide unwanted items to the left and tap Delete -> Tap Edit -> Delete All, to remove all the application's data (or install iCleaner or other similar applications, which you can find in App store)
One the latest iOS versions (starting from version 9):
Follow these steps to clean out unwanted data from iOS:
Note: The easiest way to clear the cache files is to install applications like Remo MORE, or Battery Doctor, which you can find and download via App store. Make sure to clear the cache at least once a week.
Temporary (temp) files are files created to temporarily contain information while a new file is being made. After that, they are useless and occupy space. A few of them don't pose a threat; however, as time goes by, they can occupy significant amount of space, and slow down your mobile device.
To delete temp files and clear the cache:
From the apps list (swipe to the left) and go to Storage sense. Then, select Phone, Temporary files and tap on Delete.
From the apps list (swipe to the left) and go to Settings. Then, tap on Phone storage, then on Temporary files and tap on Delete.
* Alternatively, you can go to Settings -> Storage check -> tap on clear under Temporary files).
Note: You can download and install Cache Cleaner Pro from Microsoft's Store and erase your "footprints", clean up garbage including cache, browser history and other search history.
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