3 Ways to Delete a Cache on an iPhone


As an iPhone user, there will come a time when you have an error box crop up telling you your cache is full – you are not alone, this happens to everyone!  When it does, it could be referring to your browser cache or your device cache, whichever one it is, it’s easily fixed. 

With a few clicks of a button within the setting section of your iPhone browser, you can clear your cache and have your phone running to its best in no time. In this article, we look into three ways to delete a cache on an iPhone. It’s easy, you can do it yourself and it can be done in seconds – keep on reading to find out more. 

What is Cache 

In really simple terms, cache is small pieces of data that your device stores in order to help make your device faster. By collecting cache on your website browser, it will help speed up loading the pages to make a better user experience for you. The issue comes is when you haven’t cleared it, the amount of storage your cache takes up will build until there is no storage left – hence having to delete your cache.

Deleting your Cache 

The method for deleting your cache very much depends on the browser you use. Currently there are three internet browsers that are most popular, these are Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox. Deleting your cache on each browser is fairly similar and easily done. Continue reading to find the instructions for the browser you currently use. 

Clearing your Safari Cache 

Is Safari your chosen browser on your iPhone? If yes, then follow these simple steps to delete the cache from your Safari browser: 

  • Located the Safari app on your iPhone
  • In the Safari application select the book icon located at the bottom of the screen
  • Select the clock icon
  • Click clear which is located at the bottom right of your screen. 

Clearing your Google Cache

If Google is your preferred browser, then follow these simple steps to delete your cache on your iPhone. 

  • Locate the Google Chrome app on your iPhone
  • Select the more icon on the bottom right of the screen 
  • Tap on browsing data and then select clear browsing data
  • On the next screen ensure you have selected “Cookies, Site Data,” and “Cached Images and Files.”
  • Click on clear browsing data

Clearing your Firefox Cache

As an iPhone user you may prefer to use Firefox as your main internet browser. If Firefox is your chosen browser, please follow these instructions to clear your cache. 

  • Located the Firefox app on your iPhone
  • Select the hamburg menu and proceed with pressing settings
  • Click delete browsing data under the dropdown menu
  • Ensure you have selected cached image and files 
  • Click on delete browsing history

Which of the above three browsers do you use? Are there any other methods for deleting your cache that you would like to share? Is there anything you would like to share that will benefit our readers? Let us know in the comment box below, we would love to hear from you. 

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