How To Clear Your Browser Cookies And Cache Files On Android Mobile?

How to clear your browser cookies and cache files on Android mobile

When you use Android smartphone over the internet and browse a site or play online pokies games, there are hundreds of cookies and cache files of them which are automatically stored. These files take much of space on your Android mobile.  You need to clear and delete these files so that you have enough memory on your phone and that you can access the games and sites online much more faster. Be it your mobile chrome, Samsung or any other browser, you can easily clear your browser cookies and cache files on Android mobile.

Why mobile saves these cookies and cache files?

Most of the websites want to save the cookies and cache files, with the intention of serving personalized advertising nearly everywhere you go. Also because quickly your browser loads by saving assets from websites you frequently visit as well as saving preferences, such as letting you stay logged in to websites.

Plus, the larger your browser’s cache, the more bloated your browser app becomes with data from websites you might not even be visiting anymore — and yet some of their assets and possibly a few tracking cookies could be sitting in there.

Which browser does Blackberry use?

The BlackBerry Web browser is the default browser for all BlackBerry devices. It features tabbed browsing, the ability to pinch and zoom for touch-screen models and an option to automatically adjust the font size for text-heavy websites. The browser is included as a component of the core operating system and you need to update it regularly.

How to clear your browser cookies and cache files on Android mobile?

Now that your Android mobile has these extra data accumulated when you browse the internet, you have to  clear this data out in order to keep your web browser lean, running efficiently and ideally, storing as few tracking cookies as possible.

On Android, the steps differ slightly depending on the type of phone and web browser app you are using.

Here find how to clear your browser cookies and cache files when using Google’s Chrome which is often the default for many Android phones like the Google Pixel,  Samsung’s Internet browser which is the default on the Galaxy phone series and Mozilla’s Firefox browser.

Clear browsing data menu in Chrome on Android.

1. When using Google Chrome

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You can delete your cookies and cache from within the Android version of Google Chrome by first tapping the More button in the top right corner of the browser, indicated by a column of three dots, then tapping History, then Clear browsing data. You can also access this from the Chrome Settings menu, tapping Privacy and Security and then Clear browsing data.

Chrome also offers Basic and Advanced settings for clearing your Browsing history, Cookies and site data and Cached images and files. You can use the Time range drop-down to select whether you want to delete the entire history or a selection of anywhere from the past 24 hours up to the last four weeks. Tapping Advanced will also give you access to deleting Saved passwords, Autofill form data and Site settings. After selecting what you want to delete, tap the blue Clear data button, and it will then delete without any other prompts, so just make sure you are zapping exactly what you want to zap.

2. When using Samsung Internet

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Samsung Android mobile

Unlike Google Chrome, Samsung’s process for deleting your cache and cookie data involves a visit into your phone’s settings app, as opposed to opening Samsung’s Internet browser app. 

After opening Settings, tap on Apps, then scroll down to and tap Samsung Internet. Then tap Storage. 

At the bottom of Storage, you get separate options to Clear cache and Clear data. Tapping Clear cache will immediately delete the cache, but Clear data brings you a prompt that warns you that all of the application’s data will be deleted permanently, including files, settings, accounts and databases. While it doesn’t specify cookies, this more nuclear approach should zap out all remaining data, letting you restart the Samsung Internet browser as if it were brand-new.

3. When using Mozilla Firefox

Much as with Google Chrome, you can clear the cookies and cache from within the Mozilla Firefox Android app. To access this function, tap the More button on the right of the address bar, again symbolized by three vertically aligned dots. Then tap Settings and scroll down to Delete browsing data. 

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Firefox browser

Of the three browsers note that, Firefox gives you the most options under the Delete browsing data menu, allowing you to also delete any existing Open tabs, your Browsing history and site data, Site permissions and even your Downloads folder alongside Cookies and Cached images and files. 

While you can’t pick a time range as you can for Chrome, you can be more specific regarding what type of data you would like to remove, differing from Samsung’s deleting everything when perhaps you just want to delete the cookies.

Also Firefox has an additional option for those who never want to keep their browsing data after they’re done using the app. Inside of Settings is a Delete browsing data on quit option, which instructs Firefox to wipe any combination of these same settings every time you quit the application. It’s a useful feature if you’d like to keep the browser tidy and, say, avoid accidentally handing off your browser history to someone who may have stolen or otherwise gained access to your phone.

How to update Blackberry browser?

You can update the Blackberry browser the following ways:

You can do so over the Air Update. Click the “Options” icon on your BlackBerry’s home screen. From the menu that appears, click “Advanced Options,” “Wireless Update” and then “Next.”

Click “Check for Updates” on the “Available Updates” screen. Highlight and click “Update to.”

Click “Customize” to review the programs scheduled for backup. Click the check box to add and delete a program from the backup. Click “Save.” Click “Next” to submit a request for the update.

Click “Start Download” on the “Ready to Download” screen to download the update.

Click “Update Now” and then click “Update Now” again from the pop-up dialogue box to verify the update. Click “Update Now” to apply the updated software immediately. The device will be unavailable for use during this process.

Click the “OK” button in the “Update Successful” dialogue box. Click “OK” in the “License Agreement” message.

Next Click “Close” to close the setup wizard. Click “OK” and place a check mark next to “Do not remind me again.” Click “Exit.”

Also you can update the blaclberry browser via desktop manager

For this Double-click the “Desktop Manager” icon to launch the program.

Connect the BlackBerry to a computer with a USB cable. The device will appear in the application window.

Click the “Update my device” button next to the device image. A pop-up window listing the version number of the update appears. Click the “Get update” button located at the bottom right of the window.

Click “Back up device data” in the “Update Options” window. Click “Install Update.” A status window appears, allowing you to track the status of the device.

Now Click “Close” in the “Updating Device Software” once the process is complete.