Ever make an update on your company’s website only to not see it appear when you open the page? Chances are you haven’t cleared your web browser’s cache. The cache keeps info in your browser so it can more quickly open up a web page – this is great for almost all situations, except when you’ve updated something! Since it keeps the old website info on file, it shows the old files when you want the new ones.
So how do you fix this? Just clear your cache. Below you’ll find info on how to clear the cache on the most popular web browsers. We’ve also included a quick tip at the end of the post on how to most easily clear your cache.
If you’re using a Windows PC, and have never downloaded a new web browser, you’re probably using Internet Explorer. The following video shows you how to clear your cache:
Do you have a Mac computer? Then chances are you’re using Safari. Watch this video to find out how to clear the cache:
Are you a Google fan? Then you might be using their web browser Chrome. If so, watch this video to learn how to clear the cache:
Firefox is the preferred web browser of people who like their computer programs customizable and open sourced.
Opera is the fifth most popular web browser, but it’s also known for coming up with features that other browsers later use. If you happen to use that browser, use this video to clear the cache:
This problem can also happen in your iPhone or iPad! If you need to clear the cache there, watch this video.
For the Android phone and tablet users out there, use this video to clear the cache:
And, as promised, we have a trick you can use to clear most caches on most browsers. Just press: Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-Delete/Backspace. That should clear your cache or take you to the menu that will allow you to clear it. And if none of this works, go to your browser’s help menu and search for “clear cache.” Hope this helps!
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