Clear cache and cookies

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

Before clearing cache and cookies

When you clear your cache and cookies, your browser might sign you out of your Google Account. To make sure that 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. Select the types of information that 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, such as images, needs to load again.

How cache and cookies work

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

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