Google Chrome 101: How To Empty Your Browser Cache

If you spent a lot of time browsing the Internet then you should learn how to empty your browser's cache files in order to achieve the smoothest performance and most up-to-date surfing experience. Caching works so that every time you visit a modern website, your browser will save pieces of this site to help speed up loading times the next time you visit the same site since previously downloaded material has been already saved locally.

You'll want to empty (aka delete) your browser cache every couple of weeks if you're a heavy web surfer or a few times a year if you don't surf much. When using Google Chrome, the process is very simple and I'll give you a step-by-step guide on how to do this below:

Step #1: Open your Google Chrome Browser

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Step #2: Access the Chrome Menu & click ‘Clear Browsing Data'

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Step #3: Make sure the top dropdown says ‘the beginning of time' and the ‘Empty the cache' checkbox is enabled then click ‘Clear browsing data'

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Step #4: Wait for the circle to finish spinning (this could take several minutes)


If the circle stops spinning and the ‘Clear browsing' overlay disappears then you have successfully cleared your Chrome's browser cache!

Photo Credit: Stephen Shankland