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.

19 thoughts on “How to clear the cache and cookies from your Android phone”

  1. 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?

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  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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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