You should clear cache in Chrome browser because:
- It maximizes speed and performance: When you use Chrome for a long period cache starts to build. The large part of the cache is useless files taking up space. So, delete Cache and improve the performance of your browser.
- It shows the latest version of sites: The cached version of website may be different than the current one. Clearing cache force Chrome to fetch the latest version.
- It fixes some browser error: When certain websites load slowly, don’t open, sends an error message, gets stuck at a certain point, refuse to respond then deleting cache might help.
- It helps to improve privacy and security: If you use a shared computer then you might want to clear your web browser’s cache which will protect your privacy. The cache store some of your private data which is necessary for some websites, which could give another user, access to your sensitive or personal information. And cache’s temporary files could be a perfect target for adware, malware and virus files, so you should clear your web browser’s cache regularly.
Steps to Clear Cache in Chrome from desktop
Either you are using Windows or Mac, the following steps help you to hard refresh Chrome cache. You can also delete Chrome history.
- Open the Google Chrome browser from your Computer PC.
- Click on the menu (⋮) on the top right corner.
- Select More tools from the drop-down menu and select Clear browsing data…
- On the Clear browsing data page, select the time range, to clear all cache, choose All time.
- Make sure that the third option, Cached images and files is checked. If you don’t want to delete “Cookies and other site data” and “Browsing history” then uncheck the options.
- Click Clear data to delete all cache from Chrome.
Clear Cache Chrome Shortcut
Shortcut to erase Cache is “Ctrl+Shift+Del“.
Open Chrome and enter these three keys in keyboard at the same time and hit Clear data.
Delete Cache in Chrome browser in mobile
If you use Chrome in Android or iPhone then, follow the steps below to clear the cache.
- Open the Google Chrome app on your mobile device.
- Tap on the menu icon (⋮) on the upper right corner.
- Select History from the dropdown menu.
- In the History page, tap on Clear browsing data… on the top.
- Select the time range from the drop-down menu. To delete all cache, choose All time.
- Make sure, “Cached images and files” is marked. You can unselect others if you don’t want to clear them.
- Now, tap on Clear data button.
- A confirmation popup will appear, tap on Clear.