How to force refresh a web page in your browser

Sometimes you don’t see the changes we make on your website and this is due to the browser caching things like CSS and Javascript files. You can easily fix this situation by doing a force refresh, sometimes called a hard refresh, and below we explain how to do on the various popular browsers.

How to force refresh and clear the cache on Chrome

Chrome on Windows

There are a few ways you can force refresh a web page in Google Chrome on a Windows PC.
They are:

  • Hold down Control (Ctrl) and click the Reload button next to the address bar.
  • Hold down Control (Ctrl) and then press F5 on your keyboard.

Chrome on an Apple Mac

There are a few ways you can force refresh a web page in Google Chrome on an Apple Mac.
They are:

  • Hold down Shift and click the Reload button next to the address bar.
  • Hold down Command (Cmd) and Shift and then click the R key.

How to force refresh and clear the cache on Safari

Safari on an Apple Mac

This is how you force refresh a web page in Safari.

  • Hold down Option (Opt) and Command (Cmd) key then click the E key.

How to force refresh and clear the cache on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge on a Windows PC

There are a few ways you can refresh a web page in Microsoft Edge on a Windows PC.
They are:

  • Hold down Control (Ctrl) and Function (Fn) then click the F5 key.
  • Hold down Control (Ctrl), click the Reload button next to the address bar.

How to force refresh and clear the cache on Firefox

Firefox on Windows PC

There are a few ways you can force refresh a web page in Firefox on a Windows PC.
They are:

  • Hold down Control (Ctrl) and Shift and then click the R key.
  • Hold down Control (Ctrl) and then press F5 on your keyboard
  • Hold down Shift click the Reload button next to the address bar.

Firefox on an Apple Mac

There are a few ways you can force refresh a web page in Firefox.
They are:

  • Hold down Command (Cmd) and Shift and then click the R key.
  • Hold down Shift click the Reload button next to the address bar.

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