Many times, if you have not cleared everything in your browser you could have noticed that it is getting slow and people would recommend clearing cache in your chrome browser.. Especially when you use other applications with chrome open you can notice that not only the browser is slowed but the other application is also slowed down. Why does this happen? This is because of a component called ‘cache’.

What is cache?

To facilitate you with your future requests so that the launch time or loading time is reduced, the system stores some data for immediate access in its RAM. This data is called a cache. This is done by the computer so that your requests are processed faster. You can only benefit from this feature right? Why do people then recommend you to clear cache in google chrome or other browsers?

Why you should clear cache in google chrome or any other browser for the matter?

As mentioned above, the cache is clearly a feature that helps you load applications sooner and process your requests faster but do you know that it can slow down your system as a whole? Yes, when too much cache is accumulated in the RAM the system slows down resulting in slower processing of all your requests and commands. This is because cache saves each and every frequently used software and sometimes it overloads itself resulting in the occupancy of more spaces. 

So to avoid slowing down your system as a whole it is always recommended to clear cache in your browser. In this article, we are going to look at how we are going to do that. 

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How to clear cache in google chrome?

Follow these steps to clear cache in google chrome:

  1. Go to settings in google chrome. You can do that by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of your browser.
  2. Once you go to the settings, go to the privacy and security tab
Clear cache in google chrome
  1. Select the Clear browsing data option.
clear browsing data option
  1. Once you click on it a small window will open. If you want to clear browsing data and cookies then select them but if not then enable only the clear cache option.
clear browsing data and cookies
  1. Once you enable your options click the clear data button to clear cache.

Conclusion:

It is important to clear cache in google chrome from time to time so that your system or browser does not slow down. When clearing cache chrome might say that websites will load slower but you need not worry about it as you will not notice any huge difference. Clearing cache will help your system and browser to work faster and reduce the load on your RAM.