New month, new reminder to clear iPhone cache

Your iPhone deserves credit for all the work done. It handles everything from wake-up calls to texting, to browsing the internet for answers to questions you never knew existed. It also deserves some routine maintenance like clearing the cache.

Here’s the thing: do you prefer Chrome, Safari or any other browser, the cache creates a kind of digital clutter over time. Clearing your cache is like a fresh start in your browser that can make your browsing faster, whether or not you’re using iOS 15 or iOS 16 public beta. You can also manage your iPhone’s memory to help him run fast again.

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Clearing the cache is like clearing the browser countertops. Typically, visiting a website requires information such as photos, banners, and other data to be downloaded over the phone. To speed up the process, most web browsers store some of this data in a cache for easier retrieval. It’s the same idea as throwing your keys on the kitchen counter as they can be easily picked up the next time you need them.

Things become less convenient when the browser cache becomes obsolete and the data downloaded no longer matches the data actually used on the site. Result? Slower loading speeds and winding website formatting. It’s the equivalent of throwing keys and mail, a coat, a reusable cup, and everything else on the counter. Suddenly you have no room for anything.

This is why clearing your cache can help: it gives sites a fresh start in your browser and frees up some memory space. Remember that clearing the cache will log you out of websites where you are currently logged in. Still, in general, it’s worth making a minor inconvenience every month so that everything goes quickly.

Here are step by step instructions on how to clear cache on iPhone based on browser you use.

How to clear iPhone cache in Safari

Safari is the default browser on iPhones and you can clear Safari cache in a few short steps. As of iOS 11, completing this process will affect all devices signed in to yours ICloud account. As a result, the cache of all your devices will be cleared, and the next time you use them, you will have to log into them. Here’s what to do.

1. To open it Settings on iPhone.

2. Choose Safari from the application list.

3. Go to Advanced> Site Data.

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

5. To choose Delete it now in the popup.

Then you are ready!

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How to clear iPhone cache in Chrome

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In Chrome, you can easily clear iPhone cache.

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Chrome is another popular browser for iPhone users. The general process of clearing Chrome’s cache takes a few more steps, and you have to do things using Chrome itself. Here’s how.

1. To open it Chrome app.

2. Select the three dots in the lower right corner to open more options.

3. Scroll down and select Settings.

4. Choose Privacy in the next menu.

5. Then select Clear browsing data to open the last menu.

6. Select the desired time range at the top of the menu (anywhere from last hour to all time).

7. Make sure, that Cookies, site data is selected, along with Cached images and files. Finally a hit Clear browsing data at the bottom of the screen.

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How to clear iPhone cache in Firefox

if you are Firefox devotee, don’t worry. Clear cache on iPhone is quite simple. Just follow these steps.

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

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

3. Choose 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 your cache?

Clearing the cache deletes website data stored locally on your phone to prevent you from having to retrieve this data every new visit. Cached data increases over time and can slow down performance if it becomes too bulky. (My phone had about 150MB of data stored in Chrome when I checked.) Clearing this data gives sites a fresh start, which can fix some loading errors and speed up the browser. However, clearing the cache also logs you out of pages, so be prepared to log back into everything.

How often do i need to clear the cache?

Most people only need to clear their cache once a month or two. This is usually the point where your browser builds up a cache large enough to run slower. If you visit a large number of sites, you should make cache clearing errors more often.

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