Clearing your internet cache, cookies, and search history helps keep your private information safe and your devices running optimally. If you don’t clear your browser cache, you can end up with slower loading times and malfunctioning websites.
On most devices, clearing your internet cache is very easy. Just follow these simple steps.
- If you’re using a web browser on a Windows computer, press Ctrl+Shift+Delete. This should bring up your browser settings for "Clear browsing data." Select all of the options you want (cookies, site data, browser history, etc.) and then hit "Clear Data” or "Accept."
- If you’re using a Mac computer, hit Command+Shift+Delete to open the settings for clearing cache and browsing data. Select the time range and kind of data you want to delete, and then hit "Ok."
If these keyboard shortcuts don’t work (or you’re using a cell phone, tablet, or other device), you may need to take other steps to clear cache and browser history. We’ll go over how to do this on all of the major web browsers below.