Why it’s important to clear your cache

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You’ve updated a page or blog post on your website, you refresh to view your changes, and to your dismay, the old page is still there. Where are the new changes?

In an effort to be helpful, the browser stores information about websites on your computer. This way the next time you visit the website, your computer quickly loads the page directly from your computer. This is called the cache. It’s meant to speed up your Internet browsing. The problem comes when you make a small change or edit to your site, the browser doesn’t recognize it as a significant change. It instead reloads the same page you looked at previously. Just clicking the refresh button won’t be sufficient in this case. The solution is to either force a refresh, or to clear or empty your browser’s cache.

Clearing your browsers cache

Force Refresh

You can force a refresh or reload to make the browser re-check with the web server to make sure it has the latest copy of the web page you are viewing. Here are keyboard shortcuts to force refresh your browser:

  • Windows: Ctrl + F5
  • Mac/Apple: Apple + R or Cmd + R

Clear cache and data from your iPhone and iPad

You can also clear the Safari cache on your iPhone or iPad. Clearing the Safari cache removes all of the data that websites store on your device, making more room for internal storage.  If you’ve had your iPhone for quite some time this could save you a few hundred MB. Clearing the cache can also solve certain authentication errors or help you quit out of frozen websites caused by full-page advertisements.

Step 1: From the home screen go to the Settings app
Step 2: Scroll down to Safari tab, then press it
Step 3: Scroll down to”Clear History and Website Data” and press it

If you use and Android device, don’t fret, clearing system cache is easy

Step 1: Head your main system settings
Step 2: Choose Storage
Step 3: Select cached data
Step 4: In the popup confirmation box, choose OK

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