Here’s Why you Should Clear your Android’s Cached Data

Though cookies and cached data within your mobile phone browser can improve your browsing experience by keeping you logged into websites and saving website preferences, they can also become burdensome. Cookies are used by websites to track your browsing history so that they can more easily serve you with personalized ads- which can be an annoying and intrusive experience for some. Additionally, too much cached information can slow down your browser’s speed. So, if you own an Android and are interested in clearing your cached data and browser cookies, continue reading to learn how to do so.

If You Use Google Chrome:

  • Navigate to the top right corner of the browser and click the “More” button (symbolized by 3 vertical dots)
  • Select “History”, then “Clear browsing data”
    • Within this setting, you can also choose whether to clear data from the last 24 hours, the last month, or all data history
  • By selecting the “Advanced” option, you can also delete saved passwords, site settings, and autofill form data
  • After selecting what you want to delete, click the blue “Clear data” button

If You Use Samsung Internet:

  • Navigate to your phone’s settings
  • Next, click on “Apps”
  • Scroll down and click “Samsung Internet”, then “Storage”
  • At the bottom of “Storage”, you can choose to either “Clear cache”, “Clear data”, or both
    • Clicking “Clear data” will bring up a prompt warning that all the app’s data will be deleted permanently
    • This includes files, settings, accounts, and databases

If you Use Mozilla Firefox:

  • Navigate to the browser, and select the “More” button in the top right corner (symbolized by 3 vertical dots)
  • Click “Settings”
  • Go to the “Delete Browsing Data” menu
  • Select “Delete any existing open tabs”
    • From this menu, you can also delete your browsing data, site data, site permissions, cookies, and cached images and files

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