How to Clear Cache on Edge: Desktop, Android, iOS

If you’re aiming to clear or delete cache on Microsoft Edge, whether on your Windows or Mac computer, your Android or iOS mobile device, or just for a single site, this guide is tailored for you.

Follow the straightforward steps we’ve outlined here for the device or browser you’re looking to clear.

You also have the option to clear cache for a specific site or to only clear cache from a certain timeframe like the last hour up to “All time.” This means you will clear any cache stored in Edge during that period.

Clear Cache on Edge – Windows & Mac

To clear the Edge cache on your Windows or Mac computer, you have a couple of direct options.

Using Edge Settings

  1. Open Edge: Launch Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Access Settings:
    • Click on the three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window to open the menu.
    • Select “Settings.”
  3. Privacy, Search, and Services:
    • Click on “Privacy, search, and services.”
  4. Clear Browsing Data:
    • Under “Clear browsing data,” click on “Choose what to clear.”
  5. Select Time Range:
    • Choose the time range for which you want to clear the cache. For a complete clear-out, select “All time.”
  6. Select Data to Clear:
    • Check the box next to “Cached images and files.” You can also select other types of data you want to clear, such as browsing history or cookies.
  7. Clear Data:
    • Click on “Clear now” to finish.

Using the Address Bar

  1. Open Edge: Start Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Access Clear Browsing Data Directly:
    • Type edge://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Follow Steps 4-7 from Above:
    • Choose the time range and select “Cached images and files” before clicking “Clear now.”

Deleting Cache on Edge for One Site

If you don’t want to clear all your Edge cache, you can target specific site cache through the developer tools. Here’s how:

Using Edge’s Developer Tools (for Specific Cache)

  1. Open Edge: Launch Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Open Developer Tools:
    • Right-click on the page and select “Inspect” or press F12.
  3. Navigate to the Network Tab:
    • In the Developer Tools pane, click on the “Network” tab.
  4. Clear Cache for the Site:
    • With the network tool open, check the box “Disable cache” while dev tools are open, which forces the browser to ignore cached data. Refresh the page to clear cache specifically for that site.

Clear & Delete Edge Cache on Android Phone

To clear cache in Microsoft Edge on an Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Open Edge:
    • Launch the Microsoft Edge app on your Android device.
  2. Access Settings:
    • Tap on the three dots at the bottom of the screen to open the menu, then tap “Settings.”
  3. Privacy and Security:
    • Tap on “Privacy and security.”
  4. Clear Browsing Data:
    • Tap on “Clear browsing data.”
  5. Select Time Range:
    • Choose the time range for which you want to clear cache. To delete all cache, select “All time.”
  6. Select Data to Clear:
    • Check “Cached images and files.”
  7. Clear Data:
    • Tap on “Clear” to execute the clearing process.

Clear & Delete Edge Cache on iPhone (iOS)

To clear cache in Microsoft Edge on an iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open Edge:
    • Launch the Microsoft Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Access Settings:
    • Tap on the three dots in the lower-right corner to open the menu, then tap “Settings.”
  3. Privacy and Security:
    • Tap on “Privacy and security.”
  4. Clear Browsing Data:
    • Tap on “Clear browsing data.”
  5. Select Data to Clear:
    • Make sure that “Cached images and files” is checked. You can also select other types of data to clear.
  6. Clear Data:
    • Tap on “Clear” at the bottom of the screen.

By following these steps, you should be able to effectively clear any cache on Edge, whether it’s on your desktop, phone, or tablet. If you want to learn more about managing cookies on Edge, check out our guide on how to clear cookies on Edge. Additionally, if you need to enable cookies on Edge for specific sites or in general, our article on how to enable cookies on Edge provides detailed step-by-step instructions.