Why is Clearing Browser Cache Necessary?
Usually, browsers know when they need to refresh the cache but under certain circumstances, this renewal procedure does not work as intended, and the browser insists on showing outdated content because it loads the cached resources instead of loading fresh and updated resources from your web server.
When this happens it is necessary to bypass the cache or clearing it completely.
Clearing the Browser Cache, History, and Cookies
Under certain circumstances, it may be worth clearing the entire cache of your local browser.
Below are some useful keyboard shortcuts to help you do it in the browsers: Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera.
- Most Windows browsers will use the keyboard shortcut below. This will open the cache clearing settings: Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + Del.
- Safari browser uses the keyboard shortcut ⌥ Opt + ⌘ Cmd + E to clear all caches instantly.
Bypassing the cache
When you encounter strange behavior and website elements are not loaded as expected, you can also try bypassing your cache. That will force your browser to re-download a web page’s complete, up-to-date content. The rest of your cache is not affected.
|Bypass your cache — Simple instructions ( source: Wikipedia )|
|In most Windows and Linux browsers:
In Apple Safari:
In Chrome and Firefox for Mac: