How to clear the cache and cookies from your Android phone

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to clear the cache and cookies from the browser that comes with your Android-based phone.

Please note: the steps outlined in this guide are for the built-in, default Browser that comes with your Android phone. If you’re using a 3rd party browser that you downloaded from the Android Market (such as Opera or Firefox) – these steps won’t clear the cache and cookies from those browsers – just the default one.

  1. Open the browser and click the Menu button on your phone. Tap the More option.
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Scroll down to the Privacy settings section and tap the Clear cache option.
  4. Tap OK when prompted.
  5. Now tap the Clear all cookie data option.
  6. Again, tap OK
  7. That’s it – you’re done! The cache and cookies have now been deleted from your Android browser.
{ 18 comments… add one }
  • John Bressette September 22, 2011, 11:08 am

    What is the effect (I’m not referring to more room) of clearing cache and the effect of clearing cookies data. In other words why does each exist in the first place or what effect will the elimination have on your phone?

  • Kathleen November 1, 2011, 10:26 am

    Does not work for all android phones

  • EJ April 30, 2012, 3:30 pm

    Is there a way to keep certain cookies? Sometimes I want to keep certain ones…

  • Florence April 24, 2017, 3:22 pm

    Where do I find the cookies app, and how do I clear certain ones?

  • James Grayson April 24, 2018, 5:10 pm

    I have things popping up while am performeing other requests.

  • Spha June 21, 2018, 10:54 am

    I don’t like this cookies thing in my phone

  • Gerard Thomas October 8, 2018, 12:17 pm

    I think I’m done I’m not sure you said meant something back clear cache a or whatever that was

  • Gerard Thomas October 8, 2018, 12:20 pm

    Thank you for your help much appreciate it

  • Gavin November 16, 2018, 9:18 pm

    I want to clear all cookies on my android phone but you can’t why?
    Always leaves some there I’ll have 30 sites and only clear used to be able to clear all of them and individually but now you can’t rubbish.i hate chrome.

  • Roland November 30, 2018, 10:41 pm

    Thank you

  • chatura February 2, 2019, 12:57 pm

    All looks website in cookkies delete all things my phone email.all one delete

  • Jim Taylor March 22, 2019, 6:39 am

    Can’t find anything that’s supposed to be there

  • Cindy St-Jean March 26, 2019, 12:30 pm

    I have cleared all history data, cookies and site data, cached images and files on my phone and tablet but I keep getting a message from a site that I want to get into. The message that I keep receiving is –
    What am I supposed to do now?

  • Ross McKillop March 26, 2019, 12:37 pm

    @Cindy St-Jean –

    That’s a server error, not a client one – which means the problem resides on the web server, not your Android browser/device.

  • bonnie July 25, 2019, 9:45 pm

    can i get rid of cookies without deleted all my local cache stuff? I don’t wanna lose my emails, only get rid of infernal “web site not available”!!!!!

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  • Joann Castro August 19, 2019, 9:06 pm

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