Web Browser - Clearing cache in Android Chrome App

Browser cache is a temporary memory that your computer uses to speed up web browsing by loading previously visited web pages. When someone makes an update to a web page and you go to look at that page you have previously visited, your cache loads the old page because that's what's saved locally. By clearing the browser's cache you force your computer to reload all the up-to-date website data from the web server.

Please follow the following steps to clear the cache in chrome on an android phone:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  2. At the top right, tap More.
  3. Tap History --> Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Tap Clear data.

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Keywords:clear cache, android phone   Doc ID:89146
Owner:Rick R.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-01-17 09:18 CSTUpdated:2023-01-12 00:52 CST
Sites:Rice University
CleanURL:https://kb.rice.edu/web-browser-clearing-cache-in-android-chrome-app
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