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Clear Cookies and Cache on Chrome Mobile (Android and iOS)


The controls to clear cache, browsing history, cookies, and other data in Chrome on mobile are all stored in the same screen. To get to these controls and select what data will be cleared, follow these instructions.

How To

Note: These screenshots are taken in Chrome on iOS but the process is identical on Android.

  1. Tap the "Options" button

    The options menu looks like three dots in the top right hand corner.

    You may have to scroll right to the top of the website you're on for these three little dots to appear.

    Screenshot of the Chrome menu at the top of the screen

  2. Scroll down and tap "Settings"

    Scroll down in the Options menu to see the "Settings" item at the bottom of the list.

    Screenshot of the Chrome menu, showing the Settings item

  3. Tap the "Privacy" menu item

    Scroll down until the Privacy menu item is visible. Tap it.

    Screenshot of settings menu, showing the Privacy item


  4. Tap "Clear Browsing Data"

    Scroll down in the menu screen until the Clear Browsing Data menu item is visible. Tap it.

    Screenshot of Privacy menu, showing the Clear Browsing Data item


  5. Choose what to Clear

    A list of what can be cleared will be visible: Browsing historyCookies & Site DataCached Images & FilesSaved Passwords and Autofill Data.

    Screenshot showing the various things you can choose to clear

    Tap on each of these items to choose whether it will be cleared. A blue tick symbol will appear if it will be cleared.

  6. Tap the "Clear Browsing Data" item

    After chosing what data to clear, tap the red "Clear Browsing Data" item at the bottom - and then confirm the decision in the pop-up which appears.

    Screenshot of Clear Browsing Data button, which will actually delete what you have selected to be deleted

    Whatever you previously selected will now be cleared by Chrome.

    Tap "Done" in the top right hand corner of the screen to resume browsing the internet.