Deleting stored data from your Web browser can be a good way to keep your browsing activities private, clear up some storage space on your device, and troubleshoot problems that you are having when trying to view a website. The Firefox browser on your iPhone allows you to delete different types of stored data, including the cache.
Our tutorial below will show you where these options are located so that you can delete the cache as needed. You will be able to turn off the options for other types of stored data if you wish to keep them, or you can choose to clear any combination of data types that you wish.
How to Delete the Cache on the Firefox iPhone App
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. The version of Firefox being used was the most recent one available when the article was written. This article is specifically about clearing the cache in Firefox. However, the menu where you will be going to delete this cache also provides you with the ability to delete your history, cookies, and offline website data.
Step 1: Open Firefox.
Step 2: Tap the Menu icon at the bottom of the screen. It’s the “hamburger” button that has three horizontal lines.
Step 3: Swipe to the left on the first pop-up menu.
Step 4: Select the Settings option.
Step 5: Scroll down and choose the Clear Private Data option.
Step 6: Select the cache option. Turn off all of the other options for which you do not wish to clear the existing data. I have elected to only delete the cache in the image below. Once the settings are correct for your needs, tap the Clear Private Data button.
Step 7: Touch the OK button to confirm that you understand this data cannot be recovered once you complete this process.
Would you like to clear the cache from the default Safari browser as well? This article will show you where you can find the option that lets you delete Safari data as well.
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