Clearing the cache on an Android device

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This page will guide you through clearing the cache on your Android device. You might want to do this if you’re experiencing intermittent issues with your Android’s built-in browser.


However, if you’re looking to clear the cache on Chrome for Android or a different device instead, kindly refer to one of our guides below instead.


Clear Cache for Chrome on an Android

Clear Cache on other devices


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To clear the cache on your Android device, follow the steps below.

(These instructions are made using a Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), but the basic principals should apply for most Android systems.)

Step 1: Getting Started

Open your browser and tap on the Menu button (hamburger icon) at the top right corner.


Then, tap on Settings.



Your Android browser settings menu should now be displayed.


Step 2: Clearing Cache


Select the option labelled Privacy & Security.


Then, click on the Clear Cache option.


A pop up message will appear to confirm your choice. 


Tap OK to proceed.



To ensure that all the cached data is cleared, repeat the steps above for the Clear History and Clear All Cookie Data options.


Step 3: Cache Cleared


Congratulations! You’ve now successfully cleared all cache and cookies from your Android device!


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