Your web browser cache stores information about the websites you visit, such as images, text, and other files. This can help to speed up your browsing experience by making it so that you don’t have to download these files again each time you visit a website. However, your cache can also grow over time and take up storage space on your device. If you’re running low on storage space or if you’re experiencing problems with a website, you may need to clear your cache.
Here’s how to clear your cache on Safari:
On a Mac
- Open Safari.
- Click the Safari menu bar item and select Preferences.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Click the Remove All Website Data button.
- Click the Remove button to confirm.
On an iPhone or iPad
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on Safari.
- Scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data.
- Tap on Clear History and Data to confirm.
What happens when you clear your cache?
When you clear your cache, you’re deleting all of the temporary files that your browser has stored. This can include:
- Website images
- Website text
- Website cookies
- Website browsing history
Clearing your cache can have a few benefits, including:
- Freeing up storage space on your device
- Speeding up your browsing experience
- Fixing problems with websites that are loading slowly or incorrectly
Should you clear your cache regularly?
It’s up to you whether or not you want to clear your cache regularly. Some people choose to clear their cache every time they close their browser, while others only clear it when they’re experiencing problems with a website. If you’re not sure whether or not you should clear your cache, you can always check the browser’s settings to see how often it recommends clearing the cache.