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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Topics covered in this issue…
• How (and why) to clear the browser cache on your smartphone
• Scam alert: Beware the dangerous ‘Red Lobster’ scam on Facebook
• Q&A: Is my computer’s RAM really running at half-speed?
• Technology is wonderful. Just be careful how you use it.
• Info about my photo / file recovery service
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Today’s Quick Tip….
How (and why) to clear the browser cache on your smartphone
All web browsers store ‘cached’ copies of web pages and other Internet-related data to speed up your browsing experience and facilitate certain browser functions.
These cached files really are a big help, but if one or more files contained in the cache somehow gets corrupted it can cause the websites you visit to fail to load and/or operate correctly.
Truth be told, cache issues are one of the leading causes of Internet glitches and problems.
Most Internet issues can be easily cleared up simply by clearing the cache in your phone’s browser.
Luckily, this is very easy to do. Just follow the directions below that apply to your phone.
Important: Clearing your browser cache will likely automatically log you out of any online accounts that you’re currently logged into, causing you to lose any unsaved data.
Make sure you’ll be able to log back in (i.e. that you remember the passwords) and that you’ve saved any data that will be lost if you’re logged out before you clear the cache.
How to clear Safari’s cache on your iPhone:
1 – Tap the Settings icon (it looks like a “gear” or “cog“).
2 – Tap Safari.
3 – Scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data.
4 – Confirm that you really want to clear the cache by tapping Clear History and Data.
That’s all there is to it. You have just cleared the cache in your iPhone’s Safari browser.
How to clear Chrome’s cache on your Android phone:
1 – Open the Chrome app.
2 – Tap the More icon in the top-right corner of the screen (it looks like three vertical dots).
3 – Tap History.
4 – Tap Clear browsing data.
5 – Change the setting in the “Time range” field to All time.
6 – Make sure all the check boxes on the screen are checked, then tap the Clear data button.
That’s all there is to it. You have just cleared the cache in your Android phone’s Chrome browser.
Note: If you use a different browser the the two mentioned above you should be able to quickly find instructions for clearing its cache on Google, DuckDuckGo or your favorite search engine.
If you’re unable to find instructions simply reply to this email with the name of the browser you use and I’ll try to help you track down the instructions you need.
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Blog…
Scammers are using fake ‘Red Lobster’ Facebook pages to scam people big-time right now. This post explains how to recognize and avoid these dangerous scams.
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