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How to Hard Refresh Webpages on Chrome Mobile and PC?

Is Chrome taking too long to load a website, or do you see the same cached copy of a webpage with outdated data every time you load it? This is where hard refresh comes to the rescue. A hard refresh clears the cache and force loads that webpage’s latest version. And in this article, we’ll tell you how to hard refresh webpages on Google Chrome mobile and PC.

Hard Refresh Webpage in Google Chrome

How to Hard Refresh Chrome on PC?

For starters, browsers store a copy of websites we visit to load them faster the next time we open them. While the process is helpful as it saves time by loading a website or web page faster, in many instances, it can create problems like websites showing an older version of a web page or outdated loading information, or taking too long to load.

In this situation, a hard refresh page can help you. Here’s how you can hard refresh a specific or all web pages in Google Chrome on your Mac or Windows computer.

Hard Refresh a Specific Page On Windows

To hard refresh the browser on Windows PC:

  • Press the Ctrl + F5 key, Ctrl + Shift + R key, or Ctrl + Reload.
  • Alternatively, press the F12 key to access Chrome Dev tools. Right-click the Reload icon on the address bar and select Hard Reload.

Hard Refresh a Specific Page On Mac

On the other hand, to hard refresh Chrome on a Mac computer:

  • Press the Command + R key or Command + Shift + R key
  • Or hold the Shift key, then click the Reload button on the address bar.

Hard Refresh All Pages on Chrome Desktop

You can also hard refresh all the pages by clearing the browser’s browsing data. Follow the below steps to do so.

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the three-dots icon at the top and select Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Privacy and security from the sidebar.

Chrome Browser Settings

Step 4: On the next screen, select Clear browsing data.

Chrome Browser Settings

Step 5: Select the Time Period and tick all the checkboxes.

Hard Refresh All Pages on PC

Step 6: Finally, click on Clear data to hard refresh all the web pages.

Hard Refresh All Pages on PC

How to Hard Refresh Chrome on Mobile?

For Chrome mobile app, you need to manually clear the cache for the website and refresh the web page to hard refresh it. Follow the below steps to do so.

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app on your device.

Step 2: Click on the three-dots icon at the top and select Settings.

Step 3: On the next screen, tap on Site Settings under the Advanced section.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on Data stored or Storage, and you will see the list of all the websites whose cache data Chrome has stored.

Step 5: Click on the website URL whose data you want to clear, then tap on Clear & reset or tap on Clear site storage at the bottom to hard refresh all the websites.

Step 6: Confirm it by tapping on Clear & reset.

Step 7: Once done, open the website and tap on the three-dots icon > press the refresh button.

Done. You have successfully hard-refreshed the website. Now the browser will load the fresh data from the server, and you will see the fresh data for the website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How to See the Latest Version of a Webpage in Chrome?

If you want to see a web page’s updated version, you need to hard refresh it. We have added the steps in the article for doing so on mobile and PC.

Q. What’s Meant By Chrome Showing Outdated Webpage Content?

Outdated content means it does not show or reflect the current information of a web page which simply means that the browser is showing you an older version of a website that is updated by the owner.

Wrapping Up: Hard Refresh Chrome

This is how hard refresh a website on the Google Chrome browser. I hope the above article helped you hard refresh Chrome on mobile and PC. If you have any queries related to the article, do let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned on Browser To Use for more such articles and How-tos.