How to Clear the Cache in Chrome


This wikiHow teaches you how to clear the cache of temporary Internet files stored by Google Chrome both on desktop and in the Chrome mobile app.

Part 1
On Desktop

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Its app icon resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.

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It's in the upper-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

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This option is near the middle of the drop-down menu. Selecting it prompts a pop-out menu to appear.

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It's in the pop-out menu. This will open the Browsing Data window.

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This is in the upper-left corner of the Browsing Data window. If you want to clear Chrome's website settings cache, click the Advanced tab instead.

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It's near the top of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

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This is in the drop-down menu. Doing so ensures that all of your browser's cached files will be deleted.

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It's in the middle of the window. Uncheck every other box on this page if you only want to clear the cached files. If you want to clear Chrome's website settings cache, check the "Cookies and other site data" box as well.

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This blue button is in the bottom-right corner of the window. Doing so will prompt Chrome to delete your cached files and images from your computer and browser. If you checked the "Cookies and site data" box, Chrome will also clear out any cached versions of webpages, which will allow webpages to update when you visit them again. This option will sign you out of most accounts.

Part 2
On Mobile

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Tap the Chrome app icon, which resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.

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This icon is in the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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It's in the middle of the drop-down menu.

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This red-text option is in the bottom-left corner of the screen. On Android, tap CLEAR BROWSING DATA... at the top or bottom of the screen.

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If you're using an Android, tap the "Time range" menu near the top of the screen, then tap All time in the resulting menu. This option is the default on iPhone, and cannot be changed.

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It's in the middle of the screen. This option will clear your Chrome browser's saved images and website files, which will clear some room on your phone or tablet. On Android, first tap the ADVANCED tab in the top-right corner of the screen. You can uncheck every other option on this page if you don't want to clear any other browsing data. If you want to clear your browser's cached website data, check the "Cookies, Site Data" (iPhone) or "Cookies and site data" (Android) option as well.

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It's a red-text icon near the middle of the screen. On Android, tap CLEAR DATA in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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Doing so will prompt Chrome to delete your cached files and images from your browser and phone storage. If you selected the "Cookies, Site Data" option, your website data cache will also be cleared, and you will be signed out of most sites that you were signed into. On Android, tap CLEAR when prompted.