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Safari for iOS (Mobile)

Clearing the cache in the Safari browser on an iPhone is a straightforward process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Settings:
    On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app. It’s usually represented by a gear icon and can be found on your home screen.
  2. Scroll Down and Find Safari:
    Scroll down the Settings menu and look for the “Safari” option.
  3. Access Safari Settings:
    Tap on “Safari” to access the settings specific to the Safari browser.
  4. Scroll Down and Tap on “Clear History and Website Data”:
    In the Safari settings, scroll down until you find the “Clear History and Website Data” option. Tap on it.
  5. Confirm Clearing Data:
    A pop-up will appear asking if you want to clear your history and website data. Confirm by tapping “Clear History and Data.”
  6. Restart Safari (Optional):
    After clearing the cache, you can choose to close and restart the Safari browser for the changes to take effect. This step is optional but can help ensure a clean start.

Please note that clearing history and website data will not only clear the cache but also remove your browsing history and any stored website data (like login information). If you want to retain your browsing history but clear the cache only, there isn’t a built-in option for that. In such cases, you might consider using private browsing mode, as it doesn’t store local data.

Keep in mind that the steps and options might vary slightly depending on your iPhone model and the iOS version you’re using. If you have trouble finding the specific settings, you can refer to the Safari Help documentation or check the settings menu on your iPhone for guidance.