Clear cache & cookies

When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.

Before clearing cache & cookies

When you clear your cache and cookies, your browser might sign you out of your Google Account. To make sure you can sign back in, update your recovery phone number and email address.

In the Chrome app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Clear Browsing Data.
  3. Choose the types of information you want to remove.
  4. Tap Clear Browsing Data.
  5. At the top right, tap Done.

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome.

In other browser apps

If you use Safari, Firefox, or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.
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