Your iPhone is like any other piece of technology – it requires a bit of routine maintenance. And while you should definitely keep it in good physical condition, like regularly cleaning its screen, some of that should happen digitally as well. Even behemoths like the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max can get bogged down if you don’t keep them optimized. One of the easiest maintenance operations is to clear your iPhone cache every month.
Believe me, I understand. We all have a long list of things to remember to do each month. Pay your rent or mortgage. Give your home a more thorough cleaning than the weekly sweep. Talk to that person you wanted to talk to last month. These little tasks add up, making them easy to forget. But it’s such a small task, you can do it in seconds after reading this guide.
Whether you are browsing Chromium, Safari, or elsewhere on your iPhone, your cache builds up over time. Clearing your cache gives your browser a fresh start, which can speed up your browsing, whether you’re using iOS 15 Where iOS16. (And if you’re trying to make your phone run faster, try manage your iPhone storage.)
Think of your browser’s cache as a digital storage closet. Over time, an iPhone stores website data like photos and banners in this closet so you can retrieve it when you visit a site. Most of the time, it speeds up your browsing. Before too long, however, that closet starts to get cluttered and the contents may no longer be what you need.
Eventually, your browser’s cache becomes outdated and the data retrieved no longer matches the data actually used on the website. The result? Slower loading speeds and wonky formatting.
This is why clearing your cache can be useful: it gives sites a fresh start in your browser and frees up space in your storage. Note that clearing your cache will log you out of sites you are currently logged into. Still, it’s usually worth having that slight inconvenience every month or so to keep things moving forward quickly.
Here are step-by-step guides on how to clear your cache on your iPhone based on the Navigator you use.
How to clear your iPhone cache in Safari
Safari is the default browser on iPhones, and you can clear your Safari cache in a few short steps. Starting with iOS 11, following this process will affect all devices connected to your iCloud account. As a result, all the caches of your devices will be cleared and you will have to log in to everything the next time you use them. Here’s what to do.
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Select Safari in the app list.
3. Go to Advanced > Website Data.
4. Scroll down and select Delete all website data.
5. Picking out Delete now in the dialog box.
Then you are ready!
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How to Clear Your iPhone Cache in Chrome
Chromium is another popular browser for iPhone users. The overall process of clearing your Chrome cache requires a few extra steps, and you’ll need to perform the operations through the Chrome browser itself. Here’s how.
1. Open the Chromium application.
2. Select the three dots at the bottom right to open more options.
3. Scroll up and select Settings.
4. Select Privacy and Security in the next menu.
5. Then select Clear browsing data to open a final menu.
6. Select the forecast time range at the top of the menu (anywhere from last hour to all time).
seven. Be sure that Cookies, site data is selected, as well as Cached images and files. Finally, hit Clear browsing data at the bottom of the screen.
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How to clear your iPhone cache in Firefox
If you are a firefox devotee, don’t worry. Clearing your iPhone cache is quite simple. Just follow these steps.
1. Click on the hamburger menu in the lower right corner to open the options.
2. Picking out Settings at the bottom of the menu.
3. Select Data management in the Privacy section.
4. You can select Website data to clear data for individual sites, or select Erase private data at the bottom of the screen to clear data from all selected fields.
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What happens when you clear the cache?
Clearing your cache removes website data that your phone has stored locally to avoid having to download that data each time you visit. Data in your cache accumulates over time and can slow things down if it gets too large or stale. (My phone had about 150MB of data stored in Chrome when I checked.) Clearing that data gives sites a fresh start, which can fix some loading errors and speed up your browser. However, clearing your cache also logs you out of pages, so be prepared to log back in to anything.
How often should I clear my cache?
Most people only need to clear their caches once a month or two. This is usually when your browser will create a large enough cache to start slowing things down. If you frequent a large number of sites, you should clear your cache more often instead.
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