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How to Clear Your Browser Cache

How to Clear Your Browser Cache




Mobile browsers



Android



The steps to clear your cache, cookies, and history may differ depending on the model of your Android device and your preferred browser, but you should be able to clear your cache and data from your application management settings menu:

Go to Settings and choose Apps or Application Manager.
Swipe to the All tab.
In the list of installed apps, find and tap your web browser. Tap Clear Data and then Clear Cache.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome for Android



Tap Chrome menu > Settings.
Tap (Advanced) Privacy.
From the "Time Range" drop-down menu, select All Time.
Check Cookies and Site data and Cached Images and Files.
Tap Clear data.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Safari for iOS



Open your Settings app.
Tap Safari.
Tap Clear History and Website Data and confirm.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Chrome for iOS



Tap Chrome menu > Settings.
Tap Privacy.
Choose the data type you want to clear.
Tap Clear Browsing Data.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Desktop browsers:



Watch this quick video https://youtu.be/zhaHdEJs4iQ (this works on Chrome and EDGE)

Chrome



In the browser bar, enter: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

At the top of the "Clear browsing data" window, click Advanced.
Select the following: (only this box must be ticked to clear cache for SchoolBridge)
Cached images and files
From the "Time range" drop-down menu, you can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information. To clear your entire cache, select ALL TIME.
Click CLEAR DATA.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.




Firefox



From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.

If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
Next to "Details", click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
Click Clear Now.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Microsoft Edge



In the top right, click the Hub icon (looks like star with three horizontal lines).
Click the History icon (looks like a clock), and then select Clear all history.
Select Browsing history, then Cookies and saved website data, and then Cached data and files. Click Clear.
After the "All Clear!" message appears, exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Internet Explorer 11



Note:

On January 12, 2016, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer versions prior to version 11 ](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support). We strongly recommend that you upgrade to a new operating system if your current system does not support Internet Explorer 11. If you experience difficulty with Internet Explorer, make sure compatibility mode is turned off.

Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history....

If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select:
Temporary Internet files or Temporary Internet files and website files
Cookies or Cookies and website data
History
Click Delete. You will see a confirmation at the bottom of the window when the process is complete.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Opera



From the Opera menu, select Settings, then Privacy & Security, and then Clear browsing data....
In the dialog box that opens, from the "Obliterate the following items from:" drop-down menu, select The beginning of time.
Select the following:
Browsing history
Download history
Cookies and other site data
Cached images and files
Click Clear browsing data.
Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

Safari 8 and later



From the Safari menu, select Clear History... or Clear History and Website Data....
Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History.
Go to Safari > Quit Safari or press Command-Q to exit the browser completely.

Updated on: 18/02/2024

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