When you’re having difficulties with Web browsing on your iPhone, one of the most typical troubleshooting procedures is to delete your cache.
This is comparable to deleting cookies or history in a browser on your computer, and it serves the same purpose.
On your iPhone 13, you may clear the cache by heading to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data > then clicking Clear History and Data.
You may also view this video on how to clear cache on iPhone 13.
Clear iPhone Cache 13 Steps
- Go to Settings.
- Choose Safari.
- Select the Clear History and Website Data option.
- Select Clear History and Data.
Our explanation continues below with further information on how to clean cache on iPhone 13, including screenshots of the process.
Related: Read our iPhone Safari history article to learn how to access and remove individual pages from your history.
Some data is saved to your iPhone when you visit different websites using the Safari Web browser.
This information may include passwords or shopping cart data, which are frequently saved as cookies, as well as site data, history, and other information.
This type of saved information is usually useful because it improves the browsing experience and makes it more streamlined.
However, if you have a lot of cache on your device, it may cause some sites to operate incorrectly or the Safari browser to run slowly.
If you’re looking to improve your Safari experience, our tutorial on emptying your iPhone cache can help.
iPhone Cache Clearing Video
How to Remove Safari Cache from an iPhone 13
The methods in this section were carried out using an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.3.1. These procedures are also applicable to other devices, such as the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone Mini.
Similarly, most other iPhone models and iOS versions can have their caches emptied by following the same instructions.
Step 1: From your Home screen, launch the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Safari from the menu.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and press the Clear History and Website Data button.
Step 4: At the bottom of the screen, tap the Clear History and Data option to confirm that you want to delete this data.
Now that you know how to clear cache on iPhone 13, you’ll be able to do so whenever you notice your browser performing slowly.
The following post will show you how to clean the cache for an app rather than the Web browser.
How to Clear iPhone 13 App Cache
If you want to clear the cache for an app rather than the browser cache, you will need to use another option in a separate location.
The iPhone Storage option allows you to see screens for your installed apps, where you may view data about how much data the app is taking.
On that screen, one button allows you to delete apps, while another allows you to offload programs.
By selecting Offload App, you will remove the app from the smartphone while retaining your documents and data.
Offloading an iPhone app will, however, clean its cache, so you can use that function to delete an iPhone app’s cache.
Step 1: Go to the Settings menu.
Step 2: Choose General.
Step 3: Select the iPhone Storage option.
Step 4: Choose an app.
Step 5: Select the Offload App option.
Step 6: Select Offload App once more to confirm.
As stated in the pop-up, this will delete the app while retaining its documents and data.
More Information about iPhone Cache Cleaning
It’s worth noting that deleting your Safari cache will log you out of any accounts you were previously signed into. Make sure you have access to those passwords, either on the device or through a password organizer like 1Password.
Private Browsing – When you launch a private browsing session in Safari, your cookies and history are wiped as soon as you close the tab. You can enter private browsing mode by launching Safari, pressing the Tabs symbol, selecting Private from the dropdown menu.
Cookie Blocking – Other choices are available in the Safari menu within the Settings app, including the ability to block all cookies. While this prevents cookies from being saved to the device, it may have an adverse effect on your surfing experience.
iPhone Chrome cache – You may also clear the cache using the Chrome iPhone app. Open Chrome, hit the three dots, select Settings, Privacy and Security, Clear Browsing Data, then select options on that screen, and finally tap Clear Browsing Data.
iPhone Firefox cache – Similar to the Chrome cache cleaning feature, you can delete the cache in the Firefox browser. Begin by opening Firefox, touching the three lines, and then selecting Settings. Then, pick Data Management, alter the menu settings, and then touch Clear Private Data.
To restart your iPhone, press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously, then move the Slide to Power Off button to the right side of the screen. After a few seconds, the phone will power off; simply hold down the Power button until you see the white Apple logo. You can then re-enter your passcode and restart the device.
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