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View Cache and Clear Storage in Edge on Android

Do you want to view the site cache and storage space it occupies in Edge on Android? Learn to view and clear the stored data by visiting the cache settings.

Every website we visit stores the information in the browser storage in the form of cookies and cache. The Edge browser for Android records all the cache files and information along with the size each website cache has occupied. The browser also allows you to clear the cache for individual sites or the entire browser to recover storage space.

View Site Cache and Clear Storage on Edge browser

Whenever you visit a website or blog, the static files within the websites are stored in your browser. Static files like images, stylesheets, scripts, etc., are locally cached.

Hence, you might notice that your browser occupies a significant chunk of storage space over time. It is nothing but the files accumulated from all the websites you’ve visited and data stored in the browser.

Thankfully, Microsoft Edge can view the total storage space occupied by each site in the Storage section of Site Settings. Here you can view the website and the space it occupies and clear the individual cache, which is impossible in the clear cache settings.

Upon clearing the Edge browser cache, the storage space is free to use for other websites or apps on Android phones.

View Site Cache Storage

All the files and assets stored in browser storage are recorded into the browser, thus, occupying the space. Your most visited sites will have the highest amount of edge cache. Here are the steps to view the cache:

  1. Launch the Edge app for Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Site Permissions options from the list.
  6. Now, scroll down to Data Stored to view the cache data stored in Edge Android.
    Microsoft Edge Android Site Storage

You will see all the site storage occupied in the browser. The larger the size of cache storage, the more you’ve visited the website. Hence, you can also verify which site you’ve frequently visited on your Edge Browser on Android.

Clear Site Cache Storage

If you view the site storage and think you must clear it, you can quickly delete it from Edge Android. You can also clear the storage of all sites in one tap. The clear cache helps you do that.

Here are the steps to delete or clear the site cache data:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for the Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Site Permissions options from the list.
  6. Now, scroll down to Data Stored.
  7. Select the Site URL to clear the cache storage.
  8. Tap on the Trash icon or Clear & reset command button.
    Clear & rest storage in Edge Android for Twitter

The site cache will be deleted from the storage. You also have the option to delete the site cache storage for all the websites in bulk; tap on the Clear site storage command button on the Storage screen.

Clear site storage for bulk deleting site storage in Edge Android

This will delete all the site’s storage occupied on the browser storage.

Bottom Line

Every site you visit saves static files on your browser. Over time, this file storage increases significantly. You can view the total site cache and storage occupied in the browser. You also have the option to clear the site data or clear the entire site data storage in one go using Clear site storage.

The best thing is that if you want to keep the cache for some specific sites and delete it for others, you can do so by selecting the specific sites and clearing their cache storage.

Also, if you want to save time and delete the entire cache storage simultaneously, you can do so by tapping on the clear all-site storage.

Similarly, you can also view cache and clear storage in the Edge computer on the browser.

Have you seen your edge cache storage on your Android? Which is the most visited site that has occupied the most space?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

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

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