How to clear the Safari cache on your iPhone or iPad

How to clear the Safari cache on your iPhone or iPad
Clearing the cache that Safari uses on your iPhone or iPad can be useful in many ways. If you're new to the iPhone, chances are that you don't know how to do this yet, but don't worry, there are only a few simple steps to follow.

First of all, clearing the Safari cache on the iPhone or iPad removes all of the data that websites store on your device, meaning that more of the internal storage becomes available to your needs. Please note that if you've had your iPhone for quite some while and you're a heavy website browser, you'll be able to shave as much as a few hundred MB. Some of this data will be quick to reappear, some of it won't.

Secondly, there are times when clearing the cache can solve certain authentication errors on websites. Many browser-based services will instruct you to clear the cache if you're encountering problems, and this tutorial can help you get the job time in almost no time at all.

  • Step 1: From the home screen of your iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings app.

  • Step 2: Scroll down until you see the Safari tab, then press it.

  • Step 3: Scroll down to find the "Clear History and Website Data" tab, and press it.

There you go, now you have successfully cleared the Safari cache data. This may seem a trivial task for advanced users, but this article should be a good starting point for those who are new to the iPhone or the iPad.

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7 Comments

3. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Thank you for posting articles like this. I am well aware of how to do this and much more in various operating systems, but new readers and enthusiasts are given useful information as first time frequenters of the site. Buffoons in the comment area assume that everyone is a power user. If all they did was post articles for people who already knew everything about smartphones, they would build no future reader-base.

4. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

if someone don't even know how to do that, i believe they won't even know what is it for, and probably won't care to do it...

6. 48Chevy

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

...but, this gives them a starting point to learn more about their device...so that...one day they may become an expert much like yourself.

5. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

How do I restart my idevices?

7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

To do a simple restart: 1) Hold the power button until you see a slide to power off, power off 2) Press power button again to turn it back on To do a hard reset: Press and hold the power and home buttons together for about 10 seconds until you see a white/black (depending on the color of your phone) Apple logo. Once you see the Apple logo, let go of home and power buttons. The phone will reset. This is done when the phone freezes, or acts slow, or if things just don't run right.

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