How To Clear Cache And Cookies On A Mobile Device

By Last Updated: November 7, 2023

Key points:

  • A mobile device comes with an Android, iOS, or Windows operating system 
  • Constant internet browsing makes your mobile device full of cookies and caches that could slow down it.
  • Know here how you can refresh or clear cookies and caches from your mobile device.

Caches and cookies are temporary files that get stored in your mobile device or PC while browsing websites or watching videos. This data facilitates a website to run smoothly and work well. Further, the collected data helps website owners to improve their website visits while browsing it next time. The cookies and caches keep your data stored and help you visit those web pages again without logging into them again.   

With time, your mobile device gets filled with a lot of data. You need to clear them. Otherwise, your device backed by an operating system such as Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows could go down. And you will find accessing the internet for information or entertainment difficult.    

How to Clear Cache and Cookies on Android 

Clearing cookies and caches is quite easy on an Android device. Here are simple steps to clear cache and cookies on Android:

  • Open your Android phone or tablet and go to the Chrome app
  • Click on History and Clear Browsing data after tapping on the three dots located on the top right of your device.
  • Select a time range there and tick on the displayed options like Browsing History and Cookies & Site data. You can choose All Time if you want to clear everything from your mobile device.
  • Click on Clear Data at the right bottom to remove what you have selected.
  • Check for Help & Support if you have other web browsers on your Android device

Now, your Android device is refreshed and you can experience an improvement in your device performance. 

How to Clear Cache and Cookies on iOS

  1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad and go to Settings 
  2. Tap on Safari or the browser you have on your iOS device 
  3. Click on the button, Clear History & Website Data, which is located at the bottom of the Safari settings screen. Click on Clear History to move ahead in removing cookies & caches and allied data 

Now, your iPhone or iPad is free from the data it stores. It will run smoothly and its performance will get better. 

How to Block or Allow Cookies on Android 

Some of you are lazy. And hence, you do not clear caches, cookies, and allied unnecessary data from your Android device. In such a case, you can ask Chrome, the web browser on your Android mobile to block cookies. Here are the steps to allow or block cookies on Android:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android device 
  2. Click on the three dots located in the top right corner and tap on Settings at the bottom of your Chrome app screen 
  3. Go to Site Settings from the displayed options 
  4. Tap on Cookies or Third-Party Cookies
  5. Click on All Cookies or Third-Party Cookies to block 
  6. Tap on Allow Cookies if you wish to allow cookies on your Android device