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Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Edge on iPhone & iPad

Facing an issue with page loading or content? Learn how to hard-refresh and reload the page in the Edge app to clear the cache files.

The hard refresh technique clears the site content or files saved in the browser app and fetches the new files from the web server instead.

The Edge browser does not have the hard refresh command. However, you can manually clear the browsing data and reload the page to render new files.

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Note: Hard refresh might clear your browser cookies data. Hence, it might sign you out of the online account.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to carry out a hard refresh or reload a page in the Edge browser app.

Reload a Page on the Edge App

If you’re facing any temporary page loading issue, then the first thing you can do is perform a page reload. There is a dedicated reload command within the address bar. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open a site or page that you want to reload.
  3. Tap on the Reload reload arrow icon in the address bar.
    reload a webpage on Edge browser for iPhoneIt shall reload the page and its content.
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Pro-tip: Alternatively, you can make a pull-down gesture on the browser screen using your finger to initiate a page refresh.

Hard Refresh a Webpage

Unlike the reload button, the Edge app doesn’t offer a dedicated option to refresh webpages hard. However, the workaround is to clear the app’s browsing data manually.

  1. Launch Edge browser on your Apple device.
  2. Tap the Menu horizontal 3-bar icon > Settings > Privacy and Security option.
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  3. Choose the Clear Browsing Data option.
  4. Enable checkboxes for Browsing History, Cookies & Other Site Data, Cached Images & files option.
  5. Hit on the Clear Now command.
    how to hard refresh a page on Edge browser for iPhoneIt shall delete the temporary data stored in the browser app.

After clearing the cache and cookies data, you must manually reload the page to fetch the new files and content from the web server. It will complete the hard refresh process in the Edge app.

Bottom Line

You can start with a simple reload to address the page loading issues. If that fails to provide the desired results, you can go for a hard refresh.

Similarly, you can perform a hard refresh in the Edge browser on your computer and Android phone to clear the page rendering issue.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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