How to Clear Cache on Facebook

How to Clear Cache on Facebook

The Facebook app saves files for later reference as you use it. It has its own browser with a cache, much like any other browser. The information is saved in the app cache, saving you time when doing certain tasks. Because Facebook doesn’t set a limit on the size of its browser cache, it may get fairly large, making the app slow. If you’re concerned about storage or having issues with the Facebook app, you may wish to erase the cache. Today we’ll show you how to clear cache on Facebook in various devices like Android and iOS.

How to Clear Cache on Facebook

How to Clear Cache on Facebook

Facebook is a ubiquitous social network that follows you throughout the Internet. Its share widgets have become such an integral part of the Internet that it’s difficult to locate a page without them. Facebook widgets aren’t merely seen on websites. Both iOS and macOS support it natively, so there is no difference between your smartphones and PCs. Continue reading to clear Facebook cache Android, iPhone, and web browsers.

Method 1: On Android

Here are the steps to clear Facebook cache on Android devices.

Note: Since smartphones don’t have the same Settings options, and they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer hence, ensure the correct settings before changing any. The said steps were performed on OnePlus Nord.

Option 1: Through App

Your personal account data, photographs, or posts will not be deleted if you clear your Facebook cache. Here’s how to clear Facebook cache Android:

1. Open the Facebook app on your phone.

Open the Facebook app on your phone. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

2. Tap on the hamburger icon.

Tap on the hamburger icon

3. Swipe to the bottom of the page and tap on Settings & Privacy.

tap on Settings and Privacy. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

4. Tap on Settings.

Tap on Settings

5. Swipe down and tap on the Browser option under Permissions.

Swipe down and tap on the Browser option under Permissions. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

6. Tap on the Clear button next to Browsing Data.

Tap on the Clear button next to Browsing Data

Option 2: Through Settings

To clear cache on Facebook through Android device settings, follow the given steps below:

1. Go to Settings on your phone.

Go to Settings. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

2. Tap on Apps & notifications.

Tap on Apps and notifications

3. Swipe down and tap on Facebook.

Swipe down and tap on Facebook

4. Tap on Storage & cache.

Tap on Storage and cache

5. Tap on Clear cache.

Tap on Clear cache. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

Also Read: How to Turn off Facebook Notifications on Chrome

Method 2: On iOS

Follow these steps to clear Facebook cache in iOS.

Option 1: Through App

To begin, delete the cache in your Facebook browser. Only the data Facebook has stored from websites you visited using the in-app web browser will be cleared. Here’s how to clear cache on Facebook

1. Open the Facebook application.

2. In the bottom-right corner, tap on the hamburger icon.

tap the hamburger icon

3. At the bottom, tap on Settings & Privacy.

tap on Settings and Privacy

4. Tap on Settings.

Tap on Settings. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

5. Swipe down and tap on the option Browser at the bottom of the page.

tap on Browser

6. Tap on Clear next to Browsing Data.

Tap on Clear next to Browsing Data

Option 2: Through Settings

Clearing app cache on iPhone can be done only by offloading the app from the device. If you use to clear the cache on your iPhone through settings, follow the below steps to clear cache on Facebook through iOS settings.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

Open Settings on your iPhone. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

2. Tap on General.

Tap on General in Iphone settings

3. Now, tap on iPhone Storage.

Tap on iPhone Storage. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

4. Swipe down and tap on Facebook.

Swipe down and tap on Facebook in iPhone general settings

5. Tap on Offload App.

Note: Offloading will retain the documents and settings on your device. You can also choose Delete App.

Tap on Offload App in Facebook iPhone Settings

6. Now, tap on App Store.

7. Search and install the Facebook app.

Also Read: Fix Facebook Attachment Unavailable Error

Method 3: On Web Browser

You cannot specifically clear the Facebook cache on web browsers. Instead, you can clear the cache of the browser. The steps to clear cache vary on different web browsers. Below are the steps on how to clear cache on Facebook on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Option 1: On Google Chrome

Read our guide on How to Clear Cache & Cookies in Google Chrome and clear the browsing data.

Ensure that the Cookies and other site data box and Cached images and files box are checked

Option 2: Mozilla Firefox

The steps to clear browsing data of Mozilla Firefox is given below:

1. Press the Windows key, type Firefox and hit the Enter key.

Press the Windows key. Type Firefox and launch it

2. Now, click on the Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Now, click on the Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen

3. Here, select the Settings option from the drop-down list.

select the Settings option. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

4. Now, navigate to the Privacy & Security section in the left pane and scroll down the right screen to the Cookies and Site Data menu.

5. Click on the Clear Data… option.

scroll down the right screen to the Cookies and Site Data menu

6. Here, uncheck the Cookies and Site Data box and check the Cached Web Content box.

Note: Clearing Cookies and Site Data will clear all cookies and site data stored by Firefox. This will sign you out of websites and remove offline web content. On the other hand, clearing Cached Web Content will not affect your logins.

uncheck the Cookies and Site Data box and check the Cached Web Content box

7. Finally, click on the Clear button to clear the Firefox cached cookies.

click on the Clear button

Also Read: Fix Firefox SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP in Windows 10

Option 3: On Microsoft Edge

Here are the steps to clear Microsoft Edge browser data.

1. Press the Windows key, type Edge and hit the Enter key.

open microsoft edge

2. Click on the three-dotted icon near your profile image.

Click on the three dotted icon near your profile image. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

3. Next, click on Settings.

Click Settings. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

4. Now, navigate to the Privacy, search, and services option in the left pane.

privacy search and services. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

5. Then, scroll down and click on the Choose what to clear option under Clear browsing data.

Note: You can directly navigate the page to delete browsing history in the Edge by typing edge://settings/clearBrowserData in the search bar.

scroll down the right screen and click on Choose what to clear option under Clear browsing data

6. In the next window, select the boxes according to your preferences like Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files, and click on Clear now as highlighted below.

clear browsing data. How to Clear Cache on Facebook 

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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