The web browser app on your Android phone may be packed with data acquired over time. This information is used for a variety of purposes, including filling your web browser’s cache and cookies. It’s important to keep your browser clean and efficient, to hold as few tracking cookies as possible. As a result, periodically clearing your web browser’s cache may be beneficial.
On Android, several options are depending on the browser you’re using, so we’ve broken them down into easy-to-understand categories.
On Google Chrome, press the three vertical dots button in the top-right corner of the browser, then tap History, then Clear browsing data to remove your cookies and cache. You may also clear browsing data from the Chrome Settings menu by selecting Privacy and Security, then Clear Browsing Data.
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The Basic and Advanced settings for erasing your browsing history, cookies and site data, and Cached images and files are then available in Chrome. You can also use the Time range drop-down to select whether you want to remove all of your information or only the last 24 hours to four weeks. If you like, you can also delete Saved passwords, Autofill form data, and Site settings by tapping Advanced.
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For removing cache and cookie data, open your phone’s settings app rather than the Internet browser app.
After you’ve opened Settings, go to Apps, then scroll down to Samsung Internet and open it. Then tap Storage.
Clear cache and Clear data are two options at the bottom of Storage. Clear cache deletes the cache quickly, but Clear data notifies you that all of the application’s data will be permanently destroyed, including files, settings, accounts, and databases, among other things.
While it doesn’t mention cookies, this more aggressive approach should wipe out all residual data, allowing you to restart the Samsung Internet browser as if it were brand new.
Clearing cookies and cache on Mozilla Firefox is similar to Google Chrome. To get there, hit the More button on the three dots button on the right side of the address bar. Then go to Settings and select Delete browsing data from the drop-down menu.
Firefox gives you the most options under the Erase browsing data menu of the three browsers we’re looking at, allowing you to delete any current Open tabs, your browsing history, and site data, Site permissions, and even your Downloads folder, in addition to Cookies and Cached pictures and files.
There’s a Delete browsing data on quit option in Settings that tells Firefox to delete any combination of these settings every time you exit the app.