How to View and Clear Site Storage Data on Chrome Android?

Learn how to view the website cache and delete the cache of a specific site in Chrome Android. Every website that you visit stores static files as cache.

Have you ever seen how much storage space does the Google Chrome browser consumes in your device? Whether it be a computer or mobile phone, the storage space occupied by Google Chrome and other browsers is a lot.

If you’re regularly browsing the internet using the Chrome browser, then the size will grow day by day. But, what exactly is stored in the browser? Google Chrome claims to be the fastest browser due to its ability to store cache and cookies. That makes the website loading blazingly fast at the next visit.

If you frequently visit a website, then most of the static files will be downloaded and stored in the browser as a cache. Next time when you visit the same site, it loads faster as the required files are already stored in the browser.

A week ago, my mother was facing the problem of not having enough storage space on her Android phone. She is technically not very sound so she does not know how to clear the cache or browsing data. This caused the chrome browser to take-up excessive space on the device. Thereafter, I taught her how this issue can be solved.

Related: How to View Cache and Storage Space in Chrome Computer?

However, this cache storage keeps on increasing over the period as it stores more and more files. There can also be some redundant and obsolete files in the cache. Hence, it’s a good idea to keep clearing the cache and storage once a month.

How to View Storage Data on Chrome Android?

You can view total storage space occupied by the Google Chrome browser on your Android devices. This will also give an idea about which website you’re the most frequent visitor to.

Here are the steps to view cache storage size from the website on Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Storage tab.

Site Storage in Chrome Android

On this tab, you will be able to see the size of the cache storage occupied by each website listed in descending order. The top website represents high storage space occupancy.

How to Clear Storage Data on Chrome Android?

You might have a question about whether it’s okay to delete and clear storage? Yes – it’s perfectly fine and does not result in any data loss. Just that the static files like images, CSS, JS, etc. will reload on your next visit.

Here are the steps to delete chrome app storage on Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Storage tab.
  6. At bottom of the tab, tap on the Clear site storage command option.
  7. Hit on the Clear command on the screen.

Clear site storage Chrome Android

This will delete all the site storage from Chrome including cookies and cache.

How to Clear Site Storage Data on Chrome Android?

If you want to clear the data of only a specific site like Facebook.com or Amazon.com, then you can tap on the site and clear site storage chrome android.

Here are the steps to clear cache storage of a single site on Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Storage tab.
  6. Tap on the Site URL that you want to delete storage.
  7. Under the Usage section, tap on the Trash icon.
  8. Select Clear all command on the screen.

Clear all Site Storage Chrome Android

This will completely delete the cache stored including cookies in Chrome for the selected website.

Next time, when you visit the same site, the browser will start downloading the fresh static files and make it available for consecutive visits.

Video on Clearing Site Storage on Chrome Android

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to view and clear the site storage data on Chrome for Android phones. You can select individual sites or mass delete entire site storage data.

How to View & Clear Site Storage Data on Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line: Chrome Android Site Storage

The site storage helps to understand which website is frequently accessed. Also,  it helps you to know the amount of space a website has occupied within the browser. The site storage tab can also help in clearing the site-specific data stored on the browser.

After I taught my mother how to clear the cache on chrome android, she was able to make adequate space on her Android phone. Even the lagging of the device stopped completely. She was more than happy and thanked me countless times.

Similarly, you can also view the site storage space on a chrome computer. The storage space contains cache, cookies, files, images, etc. from the website that are locally downloaded.

Have you ever visited site storage? Which is your most visited site on the chrome browser?

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

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
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2 Responses

  1. Alicia says:

    About the websites data stored in site storage in Chrome, do you actually have to visit said site and look around or could it just be a pop-up that pops up a lot from the websites that the user frequents? What lands those websites into site storage and not others?

    • Editor Staff says:

      Hi Alicia, thanks for your question.

      Basically, every website that loaded on the browser trying to store the data into browser storage. Irrespective of whether you’ve visited or loaded that site in the background as a pop-up.

      From a technical standpoint, it also depends upon the website set up, whether the site administrator has configured with browser caching or not. If the browser cache is not enabled, then we will have zero storage from that site.

      Hope this helps!

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