Clearing out your Android phone’s cache and cookies can help get rid of large amounts of data that may have been collected over time by visiting different websites.
Your browser stores and collects data whenever you surf the internet, regardless of whether your phone uses Google Chrome or Firefox. These data are called your cache and cookies. They help your phone log in quickly to your accounts, load frequently visited websites, and speedily log out.
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However, this data builds up eventually and takes up space on your phone. It may also include cookies that track your browsing history in order to serve personalized ads.
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Android has different steps depending on which type of phone you have and what web browser app it is. Below we will show you how to clear your data for Google Chrome browser (often default for many Android phones such as the Google Pixel line), Samsung Internet browser.
If you need to clear cache from multiple Apple devices, our separate guide can be found here.
To delete cookies and cache, you can use the Android version Google Chrome. Tap the More button at the top right corner, followed by the column of three dots. Next, tap History, then Clear browsing data. This can also be done from the Chrome Settings menu.
You have two options to clear your Samsung Internet browser’s cookie and cache data.
To delete data while using the Samsung Internet browser app, tap the Options button at the bottom right corner, which is represented by three horizontal lines. Next, tap Settings. Scroll down to Personal Data and then tap Delete browsing information to access a list of options.
Clearing your Browsing history and Cookies, site data, Cached files, images and files, passwords, and autofill forms can be done in any combination. After you tap Delete data, you will be prompted to confirm your choices and then delete.
Similar to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Android can also clear cookies and cache. Tap the More button to the right of your address bar. It is represented by three vertically aligned dot symbols. Next, tap Settings and scroll down until you see Delete browsing data.