How to Clear Cache from iPhone, Chrome, Firefox and Safari - TechHarry

Clear cookies, cache and browser history from iPhone, Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browser

Are you one of those million people who have an iPhone or any other smartphone? If yes, you must have found an urgent need to clear your cache data, browser history, or browser cache.

There are two types of major data cache: one for web browsers and another for other apps in your Android smartphones, or iPhones. Clearing all the cache from your smartphone, PC, Macbooks, iPhone, or iPads leads to making extra space and improving speed and performance by removing unnecessary apps' data.

So, in this article, you'll get to know how you can clear or delete cookies and cache from your iPhone, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser. Then, let's get started.

How to Clear the Cache, History, and Cookies in Safari

Safari is a popular web browser mainly used on iOS and macOS devices. When we search anything on iPhone's Safari browser, some websites save cookies and cache them into our web browser. These cookies and cache consume a part of the internal storage of the iPhone. Removing some unnecessary cookies and cache as well as browser history can make a few storage capacities and even increase the iPhone's performance. So, now let's see how we can remove those unnecessary storage-consuming cookies and caches from the Safari web browser.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

2. Click on Safari.

3. Now, click on Clear History and Website Data. It will again ask you for your confirmation. So, confirm your choices.

Similarly, you can easily clear your cache without touching any browser history or cookies by clicking Advanced -> Website Data -> Remove All Website Data.

How to Clear Your iPhone's App Cache

Whether you have iPhone 13, iPhone 12 or any Pro & Pro Max iPhones, clearing the app's cookies & cache is completely different from clearing the cookies and cache from the Safari browser. It's the remaining unnecessary data that is left behind in your iPhone whenever you open & use an application on your iPad, or iPhone. This cache and cookies may be an important document for later use in case of unintentionally deleting the app. It means that in case you have uninstalled an app from your iPhone, some data can be recovered from these apps' cache and cookies.

So, to clear cache, and cookies from iPhone apps, follow the below steps.

1. Open Settings and click on General, and then click iPhone Storage.

2. It will take a while to list all your iPhone apps. When it shows, select the app that you want to clear cache and cookies of.

3. After opening the app's data, you'll see a button called "Offload App".

Tip: When you open the list of all apps, you will also see a very useful option known as "Offload Unused Apps". Clicking on that option will immediately start clearing cache and cookies from all your iPhone apps. You will also get an Enable option if you want your iPhone to offload all the apps' cache and cookies automatically when you haven't used them in a while.

How to Clear Google Chrome Cache and Cookies

When you search for something on Google Chrome, either on a PC or smartphone, it saves some cache, cookies, and of course browser history into your internal storage. Clearing those cache and cookies from Chrome makes your browsing faster, and improves performance by deleting unnecessary data on your internal storage. So now, let's see the simple steps to clear all your Google Chrome cache and cookies data on your PC and your smartphone. So, let's get started.

Clear Cache, Cookies, and Browser History on PC

1. Open the Chrome browser on your PC and click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner.

2. Now, click More Tools -> Clear browsing history.

3. Now, you'll see a time range where you can set a time range to clear cache & cookies data. To delete everything, set it to All time.

4. Now check the boxes beside "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files".

5. Finally click Clear Data.

Clear Cache, Cookies, and Browser History on Android Phone or Tablet

1. Open the Chrome app on your Android smartphone or Android tablet.

2. Now, click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner.

3. Click History -> Clear Browsing History.

4. Now choose a time range for deleting cache and cookies. To delete everything, click All Time.

5. Now, check the boxes beside "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files".

6. Finally click Clear Data.

How to Clear Mozilla Firefox Cache and Cookies

Mozilla Firefox is another great web browser you can use except Chrome. But if you're using Firefox for a very long time, you must have found a need for clearing some cache or cookies from your web browser. So, here are the simple steps to clear all cookies and cache from the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox app on your PC.

2. Click on the three dots menu and then click on Settings.

3. Select the Privacy & Security option.

4. Click on Clear Data under the Cookies and Site Data section.

5. Select the option in front of "Cookies and Site Data" and "Cached Web Content".

6. After that click on the Clear option. It will remove all the site data, cache, cookies, and browser history.

FAQs

Should cache be cleared on an iPhone, Android smartphone, and web browser?

Clearing cache from different devices is a good thing. It can empty a lot of space and further improve the overall performance of the device.

How to clear cache in iPhone Instagram?

Follow the below steps to clear the Instagram cache on your iPhone.

  • Open Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage.
  • Choose Instagram from the list and then tap on Offload App.
It will clear all the cache and cookies of Instagram in your iPhone 13, 12, 11, 6,7, 8, etc.

How to clear an app cache without deleting the app on your iPhone?

Follow the steps.

1. Open Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage.

2. Choose your app -> tap on Offload App.

How to clear Safari cache on iPhone?

Safari is a popular web browser for iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks. To clear the Safari web browser's cache on iPhone, follow the below steps.

1. Open the Settings app -> tap Safari -> tap Clear History and Website Data -> then confirm it.

What is Cache Memory in Web Browsers?

Cache Memory is a temporary storage area in memory that holds the data of the recently opened web pages.

What is Cache in Mobiles and Tablets?

Cache in mobiles and tablets is a specially created storage area that stores copies of information so that it can be used in the near future. This cache memory is faster than other storage memories, that's why it accesses the data faster.

What are Cookies on computers and mobiles?

Cookies are usually small text files and a small piece of data that is used to store important information of a user like a username or a password. It is used so that a website can again recognize your computer whenever you use a computer network. In the computer world, Cookies are also known as HTTPS Cookies.