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How to Clear Browser Cache

American Soap Supplies recently migrated our website to a new hosting provider. In some cases, this may affect visitors’ experience on our website if they have cached the site in their browser.

If you are experiencing unusual performance on our website, we recommend that you clear your browser cache.

How do you do that you ask? Follow these steps:

Here’s how to clear your cache on Google Chrome:

  1. In the top-right corner of the Chrome browser, click the More icon (three vertical dots), then More Tools.Chrome's More menu is highlighted and More Tools
  2. Click Clear Browsing Data and a pop-up will appear.Clear Browsing Data is highlighted
  3. In the pop-up window, select a time range of cached data to clear. To clear your entire cache, select All time.All time selected next to time range
  4. Select Cached images and files and click Clear data.

You may also want to clear your browsing history and cookies to boost performance. But note that this will sign you out of all your accounts, so use a password manager to make sure you don’t lose access.

How to clear cache on Safari on a Mac

Follow these steps to clear cache on Safari on a Mac computer:

  1. In Safari, go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and click Safari > Preferences.Safari and Preferences highlighted
  2. Select Advanced, then check the box at the bottom next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.The Advanced tab and Show Develop menu in menu bar are highlighted
  3. Return to the menu bar at the top of your screen. Click Develop > Empty Caches.Develop and Empty Caches are highlighted

How to clear cache on Safari on an iPhone

Follow these steps to clear your cache on Safari on an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Tap Settings (the gear icon) from the home screen of your iPhone, then Safari.Safari highlighted in Settings
  2. Scroll and click Clear History and Website Data > Clear History and Data. This will clear your cache, cookies, and browsing history.Clear History and Website Data highlighted and Clear History and Data

How to clear cache on Firefox

Firefox is not as resource-heavy as Google Chrome, but you can still keep it tidy by clearing the cache periodically.

Here’s how to clear your Firefox browser cache on a computer:

  1. Click the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top right corner of the Firefox browser, then Settings.The Menu icon (three horizontal lines) is highlighted, as is Settings
  2. Click Privacy & Security, then scroll to the part of the page labeled Cookies and Site Data and click Clear Data.Privacy & Security is highlighted, as is Clear Data
  3. Select Cached web content and click Clear.The checkbox next to Cached Web Content is selected and the Clear button is highlighted

Check out our guide to learn how to clear Firefox cache and cookies on a mobile device, too.

How to clear cache on Microsoft Edge

Edge is Microsoft’s new and improved web browser, replacing Internet Explorer. Edge suffers from performance issues if you don’t clear its cache, so follow the steps below to maintain optimal browsing speeds.

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top right-hand corner of the Microsoft Edge browser, then Settings.The Menu icon with the dots is highlighted, as is Settings
  2. Select Privacy, Search, and Services.Privacy, Search, and Services is highlighted
  3. Scroll to the part of the page labeled Clear browsing data and click Choose What to Clear.Clear browsing data and Choose What to Clear are highlighted
  4. Choose a time range of data to clear (Last hour, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, Last 4 weeks, or All time). Select Cached images and files and click Clear Now.The time range dropdown box is highlighted, the checkbox next to Cached images and files is selected, and the Clear Now box is highlighted

Whichever browser you use to navigate the internet, we hope this helps you determine how to clear your browser cache, and look forward to you enjoying our website.

Thank you!