Whether you want to fix website-specific issues or troubleshoot other browser issues, clearing Microsoft Edge’s cache is easy on your desktop and mobile devices. You can also have the browser automatically delete your cache on every exit. We’ll show you how.
Besides deleting the cache, you can also delete other browsing data, such as site history and cookies. We explain how to do it in the guide below.
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Delete Microsoft Edge cache on desktop
If you are on a desktop computer, start by launching Edge on your machine. When Edge opens, in the upper right corner, click on the three dots and choose “Settings”.
Select “Settings” from the menu.
In “Settings”, in the left sidebar, select “Privacy, search and services”.
Choose “Privacy, research and services”.
In the right pane, in the “Clear browsing data” section, click on “Choose what should be cleared”.
Select “Choose what should be cleared”.
A “Clear browsing data” dialog opens. There you will find a list of items that you can remove from your browser.
First, click on the “Time range” drop-down menu and choose the period for which you want to clear the cache. Next, enable the “Cached images and files” option. Feel free to tick other options if you want to remove them.
Finally, at the bottom of the box, click “Erase Now”.
Without any prompts, Edge clears your cache and all other selected items.
If you want Edge to automatically clear your cache each time you exit the browser, select on the “Privacy, research and services” page, “Choose what should be cleared each time you close the browser”.
On the page that opens, enable the items you want Edge to erase.
Select the items to clear automatically.
This is how you can get rid of Edge’s cache to fix issues and speed up the browser a bit.
Clearing Microsoft Edge cache on mobile
To clear cache on mobile, first launch Edge on your phone. Then, in Edge’s bottom bar, tap the three dots and choose “Settings.”
In “Settings”, select “Privacy and security”.
Tap on “Privacy and security”.
Under “Privacy and security”, choose “Clear browsing data”.
Select “Clear browsing data”.
On the “Clear browsing data” page, tap the “Period” drop-down menu and select the time period for which you want to clear the cache. Then enable the “Cached images and files” option. Feel free to select any other item in the list to remove it.
When you are done, tap on the “Clear data” option.
Choose the items to clear and tap “Clear data”.
Edge will clear cache and all other selected items.
To have Edge automatically delete your browsing data when you exit the browser, on the “Clear browsing data” screen, enable the “Clear browsing data on exit” option.
Enable the “Clear browsing data on exit” option.
That’s all there is to it.
Enjoy a cache-free experience with Microsoft Edge on your devices!
Along the same lines, consider clearing cache in Chrome, Firefox, Windows 10, and even Windows 11 as well. Check out our guides to learn how to do it.