Cache and cookies are intended to enhance user’s experience by making it easier and quicker to view regularly-visited sites, but the stored data accumulated over time can slow down an electronic device–here’s how to prevent that from happening.
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Cache is the collection of saved data from your device to help websites load faster.
Cookies are the browsing data stored on phones from websites.
Failure to regularly clear cache and cookies can cause devices to move slower or not perform at an optimal level.
Clearing cache can improve your iPhone’s performance and free up storage space. To clear cache on iPhone, navigate to your settings, then to the web browser you typically use and select clear history and website data. You can also clear cache directly from the browser.
On the Safari app, select the booklet icon that holds your search and site visitation history. From there, three cons will appear: a booklet icon for your bookmarks, an eyeglass icon for your reading list and the clock icon for your search history. The icon of importance is the clock. Here, on the bottom right corner, there will be a ‘Clear’ button in blue to clear cache. From there, you have the option to clear cache from the last hour, the day, the day and yesterday or for the time you’ve had your device.
On the Google Chrome App, select the three dots at the bottom right corner followed by clear browsing data to clear your cache. You can opt to clear your cache from the last hour, 24 hours, seven days, four weeks or all time.