How to Clear Cache in Google Chrome

clear cache in chrome

Google Chrome cache is a must to do once in a while. The Chrome cache pre-stores many files like frequently visited web pages and images that take space in your hard drive for faster access if you were to visit the same pages again or pages that have the same components. Having this data in the hard drive could be a privacy concern for some people. Here’s how to clear the data.

Google Chrome Clear Cache Step by Step

  • From the “Menu” 3 dots button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, choose “More Tools” > “Clear browsing data…“.
  • Press “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys in Windows or Linux, or “Command” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys on macOS.
  • Select “Menu” > “Settings” > “Advanced” > “Clear browsing data…“.

Clear Cache In the Chrome Android app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  2. At the top right, tap More.
  3. Tap History Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Tap Clear data.
Clear Cache in Google Chrome
Clear Cache in Google Chrome

Clear Google Account Data

Some browser data is stored in your online Google account. You can clear that data with these steps.

  • From a browser, visit the Google – My Activity page.
  • Do one of the following:
    1. Select next to any item you wish to remove, then select “Delete“.
    2. From the left menu, select “Delete activity by“, choose the desired options, then select “Delete“.


I have a problem where Google freezes and says “Waiting for cache”. How can I solve this problem?

Clearing the cached images and files should solve that problem.

Why does nothing happen when I select “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete”?

Make sure you are using the “CTRL” and “Shift” keys on the same side of the keyboard.
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