PSA: Clear Your iPhone Cache Every Month

PSA: Clear Your iPhone Cache Every Month

Their iPhone allows you to browse the Internet for virtually anything. Searching a new recipe? Easy. i need a new Internet provider? You can do that too. Trying to figure out which actor appeared in the most 007 movies? Just search online. (Answer: Desmond Llewelyn, who appeared as Q in 17 Bond movies from the ’60s to the ’90s.)

But here’s the thing: Whether you sail on Chrome, Safari or anywhere else, your cache accumulates digital clutter over time. Clearing your cache gives your browser a fresh start, which can speed up your browsing whether you’re using iOS 15 or the iOS 16 public beta. (And if you’re trying to make your phone run faster, try manage your iPhone storage.)

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Cleaning your cache is like cleaning your refrigerator. When you visit a site, your iPhone downloads photos, banners, and other data. To make that process faster, most browsers store some data in a cache to speed up loading. It’s great when the fridge is full and you can quickly grab what you need…and less great when what you grab is two months past its expiration date.

Eventually, your browser’s cache will become stale and the data that is retrieved no longer matches the data that is actually used on the website. The result? Slower loading speeds and crooked website formatting. This is the equivalent of your fridge being full of expired products.

That’s why clearing your cache can help: it gives sites a fresh start in your browser and frees up some space on your storage. Please note that clearing your cache will log you out of sites you are currently logged into. Still, it’s usually worth that little inconvenience each month to get things moving quickly.

Here are step-by-step guides on how to clear your cache on your iPhone based on the browser you use.


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How to clear your iPhone’s cache in Safari

Safari it’s the default browser on iPhones, and you can clear your Safari cache in a few steps. Starting with iOS 11, following this process will affect all devices that are signed in to your iCloud account. As a result, all caches on your devices will be cleared and you will need to log in to everything the next time you use them. This is what you should do.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

two. Select Safari from the application list.

3. To go Advanced > Website Data.

4. Scroll down and select Clear history and website data.

5. To choose delete now in the popup box.

Then you’re ready!

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How to clear your iPhone cache in Chrome

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It’s easy to clear your iPhone’s cache in Chrome.

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Chrome is another popular browser for iPhone users. The overall process for clearing your Chrome cache requires a few more steps, and you’ll need to do things through the Chrome browser. That is how.

1. Open the Chrome app

two. Select the three dots at the bottom right to open more options.

3. Scroll down and select Settings.

4. Select Privacy in the next menu.

5. Then select Delete navigation data to open a last menu.

6. Select the desired time range at the top of the menu (from Last hour to All time).

7. make sure of that Cookies, site data is selected along with Cached images and files. Finally hit Delete navigation data at the bottom of the screen.

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How to clear your iPhone’s cache in Firefox

if you are a firefox devotee, don’t worry. Clearing the cache on your iPhone is pretty easy. Just follow these steps.

1. Click on the hamburger menu in the lower right corner to open options.

two. To choose Settings at the bottom of the menu.

3. Select Data management in the Privacy section.

4. You can choose website data to clear data for individual sites, or select Clear private data at the bottom of the screen to clear data from all selected fields.

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What happens when you clear the cache?

Clearing your cache deletes the website data that your phone has stored locally to avoid having to download that data on each new visit. The data in your cache accumulates over time and can end up slowing things down if it gets too bulky. (My phone had about 150MB of data stored in Chrome when I checked.) Clearing that data gives sites a fresh start, which can fix some loading errors and speed up your browser. However, clearing your cache also logs you out of pages, so be prepared to log into everything again.

How often do I need to clear my cache?

Most people only need to clear their caches once every month or two. That’s usually the point where your browser will build up a large enough cache to start slowing things down. If you frequent a lot of sites, you need to make the mistake of clearing your cache more often.

For more information, take a look how to FaceTime between an iPhone and an Android device, how to download iOS 15 on your iPhone right now Y five creative and fun photo projects to try with your phone at home. You can also take a look at CNET’s list of best cases for iPhone 13.

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