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Hard Refresh and Reload Pages in Samsung Internet

Do you want to perform a hard refresh in the Samsung Internet browser? Learn how to clear cache and reload page content.

Samsung Internet browser does not have a hard refresh option. First, you need to delete the Site data from the Settings page or Clear Data from Phone settings and then manually hit the Reload command.

For reloading the page, you need to hit on the ‘Reload’ icon at the top right corner of the browser screen in address bar.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to hard refresh web pages in the Samsung Internet browser.

Hard Refresh a Page

As mentioned earlier, there is no explicit button or option within the browser to perform a hard refresh. But we can clear the site-specific data, which is the same as doing a hard refresh.

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar icon options and choose the Settings menu.
  3. Under the Advanced section, choose the Sites and download menu option.
    Sites and download menu in Samsung Internet
  4. Tap on the Manage website data tab.
    Manage Website Data settings in Samsung InternetIt will display the list of sites along with the corresponding cache size.
    View Cache size on Samsung Internet
  5. To clear the cache, tap the Delete menu button at the top right.
  6. Enable the checkboxes for the website to clear the site data.
    Delete selected cache storage site from Samsung Internet
  7. Hit on the Delete command button.
    It will delete the cache and storage of the selected site from the browser.

If you try to load the same website or webpage, the content will be loaded from the server instead of browser cache storage.

Delete Browsing Data

If you want to refresh all your visited pages, then deleting browsing data will be the best bet. It will clear your browser cache, cookies, and site data. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open Samsung Internet on your device.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar icon options and select the Settings menu.
    Settings menu in Samsung Internet browserIt will open the Internet browser settings menu.
  3. Select the Personal Browsing Data menu on the settings page and tap on the Delete Browsing Data option.
    Delete browsing data option menu in Samsung Internet
  4. Enable the checkboxes for the ‘Cookies and site data‘ and ‘Cached images and files‘ options.
    Delete cookies and cache data settings page in Samsung Internet
  5. Hit the Delete data command button.
    It will remove the entire cache and cookies data from the browser.

A drawback of this method is that all the website’s cookies and cache data are cleared, not just one or selected sites.

Reload a Page on Samsung Internet

After deleting the cache and site data for one or all sites, you need to tap Reload reload arrow icon in the URL bar, and the website will reload instantly. It will fetch the new files and images from the web server, making it a complete hard refresh.

Samsung Internet Reload icon in URL bar

If you perform a simple Reload reload arrow icon, it will only refresh the page but doesn’t delete any cache data stored in the browser.

Bottom Line

The Samsung Internet and other mobile browsers do not offer the hard refresh option within the menu. The best way to hard refresh and reload a web page is to clear the site data and cache.

If you visit a website more often, the option is handy for deleting the old browser data.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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