When we use the Internet, browsers cache and save certain files in order to load quicker for the next page view. Caching can result in seeing a broken version of the page if the cached files are out of date. Clearing browser cache will force your computer to update these files.

Please see the directions for the browser you’re using to clear your cache:

  1. Google Chrome
  2. Firefox
  3. Microsoft Edge
  4. Safari

Google Chrome

Option 1 of Windows/Linux on Google Chrome. Video example

Windows/Linux

Option 1:

  1. Right click on the screen and select ‘Inspect’.
    • (or press any of these hot keys: CTRL+Shift+C, CTRL+Shift+I, or F12)
  2. Developer tools window will appear. Minimize it (don’t close until after you have cleared the cache.)
  3. Right click on the refresh button. Select ‘Empty cache and hard reload’.

Option 2: Hold down CTRL and click the Reload button on the desired webpage.

Option 3: Hold down CTRL and press F5 while visiting the webpage.

Macintosh

Option 1: Hold Shift and select the Refresh button on the page.

Option 2: On the page, hold down Cmd and the Shift key, press R.

Option 3: Select from the browser’s settings bar, ‘More tools’ > ‘Developer tools’. Minimize developer tools and right click on refresh, select ‘Empty cache and hard reload’.

Option 3 of Macintosh on Google Chrome example


Mozilla Firefox

Windows/Linux

Option 1: Hold down the CTRL key and then press the F5 key when visiting the page.

Option 2: On the webpage, hold down CTRL and Shift and then press R.

Macintosh

Option 1: Hold down the Shift and left click the Refresh button on the page.

Option 2: Hold down Cmd and Shift and then press the R button.


Microsoft Edge

Windows/Linux

Option 1: Hold CTRL and press F5 with the webpage open.


Safari

Macintosh

Option 1: Top menu > Develop > Empty caches

Option 2: Simultaneously, press Opt+Cmd+E to empty the cache, then hold down Shift and click Reload in the toolbar.