Clearing Browser Cache for Popular Browsers
Purpose: Use this as a reference for how to clear browser cache for popular browsers.
Audience: Campus Solutions Staff
Microsoft Edge - Windows 10
- Click on the ellipsis in the upper right corner of the Edge browser window and click Settings.
- Click or tap on the Choose what to clear button.
- Be sure that Browser history, Cookies and saved Website data, and Cached data and files are checked and then click or tap the Clear button.
- All Clear! will be displayed briefly when completed.
- Close all browser windows and restart Edge.
Internet Explorer 10 and 11
- From the Safety menu, choose Delete browsing history... Hit Alt if menu is not visible.
- In the Delete Browsing History window, uncheck Preserve Favorites Website data and be sure that all other check boxes are checked as shown below.
- Click Delete. Close all browser windows and restart IE.
- In the Chrome address bar, enter: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
- Be sure that at least the following are checked in the Clear browsing data window:
Cookies and other site and plug-in data
Cached images and files
- Choose the beginning of time from the drop-down menu.
- Click Clear browsing data. Close all browser windows and restart Chrome.
- From the Open Menu Panel or from the top left menu (hit Alt if you don't see the menu), select History and then select Clear Recent History.
- From the Time range to clear, select Everything. Click the Details down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear.
- Click Clear Now. Close all browser windows and restart Firefox.
Safari 5.1.7 (Windows)
- From the top left menu (hit Alt if you don't see the menu), select Edit and then Empty Cache...
- Hit Empty on the warning box. Close all browser windows and restart Safari.
- Open Safari. Click on Safari on the top left menu and select Preferences.
- Select the Advanced tab and then check Show Develop menu in menu bar.
- Close the Preferences window.
- Select Develop from the top menu and then select Empty Caches. Close all browser windows and restart Safari.
- From the Opera menu on the top left, select Settings.
- Select Privacy & Security and then click Clear browsing data...
- Choose the Beginning of time from the drop-down menu.
- Click Clear browser data. Close all browser windows and restart Opera.
Note: These settings apply to the latest version of Mobile Safari for iOS. You may need to contact Apple support for earlier versions.
- Open Settings.
- Tap Safari.
- Tap Clear History and Website Data then confirm. Close all browser windows and then restart browser.
Note: The steps below may vary depending on the model of your device and what browser you use.
- Go to Settings > Choose Apps or Application Manager.
- Swipe to the All tab.
- Find your browser in the list of apps. Tap Clear Data and then Clear Cache. Close all browser windows and then restart browser.