You may decide that you want to clear the cache on your iPad if your Safari browser is slow or web pages are taking too long to load.

Fortunately, this option is easily accessible through the Settings menu and you can do it in just a few steps.

You can clear your iPad’s cache by opening the Settings app, selecting the Safari option, clicking the Clear History and Website Data button, and then clicking the Clear button.

How to clear cache and cookies on iPad

  1. I open Settings.
  2. Select Safari.
  3. Click on Clear History and Website Data.
  4. Select Scan.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to clear cache on iPad, including pictures of the steps.

When you visit a web page on your iPad, Safari stores information about that visit. This may include an entry in your browser history, as well as cookies and site data.

This data can help improve your browsing experience, but too much data can cause your browser to load slowly.

This is why it is recommended to clear the iPad cache from time to time.

Fortunately, you can do that with a few steps in the Settings app.

Related: Learn how to check iPhone Safari history if you want to visit a page you’ve seen before.

How to clear iPad cache in Safari

The steps in this guide were completed on a 6th generation iPad running iPadOS 15.

Step 1: Find the Settings app on the home screen and open it.

I open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down the left column and select the Safari option.

Choose Safari

Step 3: Scroll down in the left column and select the Clear History and Website Data option.

Select Clear history and website data

Step 4: Click the Clear button to confirm that you want to delete this data.

How to clear cache on iPad

Now that you know how to clear cache on iPad to delete Safari data, you will be able to use this feature at any time.

If you want to browse in Safari without saving data, you can always use private browsing mode instead.

You can open the private tab on the iPad by tapping the tabs button at the bottom of the Safari screen, tapping the button at the top of the screen that says how many tabs you have open, and then selecting the Private option.

If you want to clear the app cache and not the Safari browser cache, you can do that as well. We will discuss these steps in the next section.

How to delete app cache on iPad

Sometimes, an app may not work properly because it is trying to use a problematic cache.

While you may consider uninstalling and reinstalling the app, another option is to try clearing the app’s cache instead. You can do that by following the steps below.

Step 1: Open the app whose cache you want to clear.

Step 2: Press and hold the Power button until the “Slide to Power off” button appears.

Step 3: Press and hold the Home button until the app closes and restarts.

Please note that this may take a few seconds.

If your iPad doesn’t have a Home button, you can try downloading the app from your iPad and then reinstalling it.

You can do this by going to Settings > General > iPad Storage, scroll down and select the app you want to clear cache for. You can then select the Unload App option to remove the app but keep its documents and data.

You can then re-download the app from the App Store.

Please note that you can also select the “Remove Application” option on this screen to completely uninstall the application. This does the same thing as if you long-pressed the app icon on the home screen, selected the Uninstall app option, and then tapped the Uninstall app button.

If that doesn’t work, you can also try restarting your iPad by pressing and holding the Power button and then dragging the Slide to Power off button to the right side of the screen.

Once the device has finished turning off, you can press and hold the Power button again until the white Apple logo appears on the screen. You can then release the Power button and enter your passcode.