How to Hard Refresh and Reload Page in Samsung Internet?

Learn how to perform hard refresh and reload the web page in Samsung internet browser. We have to manually clear the site data to do a hard refresh for a site.

The browser saves plenty of information like images, text, and page styling to reduce the site loading time. This seems like a great feature as it allows you to surf any website with minimal loading time.

However, sometimes this feature can bring some additional problems when you want to inspect the recent changes to the site, then you might have to hard refresh or reload a web page.

The hard refresh will clear the stored site information and reload the website from the web server instead of local files.

In the past few days, I was involved in the development of a website. I was consistently changing the styling, images, and text of the website to find how it will look on my Samsung Internet browser. However, I could not see the new changes. Hence I had to hard refresh the web page on the browser to see the changes in real-time.

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The hard refresh also helps in resolving most browser issues like web pages not loading properly, or sites unable to load.

Reload a Page in Samsung Internet

Reloading a website page is quite easy and one tap. When you launch the browser and open any webpage, you will notice a reload icon. Just tap on the reload arrow icon from the URL bar and the website will be reloaded instantly.

Samsung Internet Reload icon in URL bar

The reload option will only refresh the page it doesn’t delete any kind of cache data that generally stored in the browser. Hence, in order to perform a hard refresh, we need to clear the site data as well.

Hard Refresh a Site in Samsung Internet

There is no explicit button or option within Samsung Browser to perform a hard refresh. But we can clear the site data which is also the same as doing a hard refresh.

Here are steps for a hard refresh in the Samsung internet browser:

  1. Launch Samsung Internet browser app.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon for menu list.
  3. Choose the Settings option from the list.
  4. Under the Advanced section, choose the Sites and downloads menu.
    Samsung Internet Sites and download Settings
  5. Next, open Manage Website Data from the menu.
    Manage Website Data in Samsung Internet
  6. Tap on the Delete button.
    Delete Website Data from Samsung Internet
  7. Enable the checkbox for sites to delete the data, and hit on Delete command button.
    Select and Delete Website Data from Samsung Browser

This will delete the site records as well as site data completely from the Samsung Internet browser. Now if you try to load the same website or webpage, then a fresh page will be loaded from the server instead of browser cache storage.

Delete Browsing Data from Samsung Internet

If you are looking to delete entire browser data for a hard refresh, then deleting browsing data will be the best bet. This hard refresh will clear your browser cache, cookies, and site data.

Here are the steps to delete browsing data from Samsung Browser:

  1. Launch Samsung Internet browser app.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon for menu list.
  3. Choose the Settings option from the list.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet?
  4. Scroll down and select the Privacy and Security settings
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet?
  5. Under Privacy and Security, open the Delete browsing data tab.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet?
  6. Enable checkbox for Cache and Cookies and site data option.
  7. Hit on the Delete command button.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet?

This will immediately clear the entire browsing cache and cookies data from the browser. This is technically a hard refresh on the Samsung internet browser. A drawback of using this technique is that all the website’s cookies and cache data are cleared, and not just one site.

Clear Data from Samsung Internet Settings

You can also clear the browser data through your phone settings. This is also a simple method and can be done without a lot of hassle.

Here are the steps to hard refresh using phone settings on the Samsung browser: 

  1. Launch the Phone Settings app.
  2. Choose the Apps menu from Settings.
  3. Search for Samsung Internet and tap on it to open the App Info page.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet using phone settings
  4. Within the App info page, select the Storage menu.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet using phone settingsThis will display the entire storage space occupied by the Samsung Internet browser.
  5. Hit on the Clear data option to finish.
    How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Samsung Internet using phone settings

This will delete the entire browser cache and user data storage from the Samsung Internet browser. It will also help as a hard refresh for Samsung Internet.

Bottom Line: Hard Refresh Samsung Internet

The Samsung Internet and any other mobile browsers do not offer the hard refresh option within the menu. The best possible way to hard refresh and reload a web page to clear the site data and cache. If you visit a website more often then the option comes in handy for you to delete the old browser data.

The hard refresh on the Samsung browser has helped me a lot in doing my work efficiently and without any hassle. It helped me see all the new changes that I made to the website. It also helps in resolving the most common browser loading errors and issues.

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How often do you perform the hard refresh? Have you tried doing a hard refresh on the Samsung internet browser?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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