We want to make certain you have a fresh view of Virtual Offices in the cloud on your cell phone. Our wonderful IT Team reminded us to tell people to clear their cell phone browsers. For those of you who may not be familiar with what you need top do to clear your desktop or cell phone browser cache, we will give you an important lesson today.
You need to clear your browser cache on your cell phone and computer because it prevents you from using old forms, it helps run applications better, and it protects your personal information. Clear your cache is the first response tech experts advise you to do when you encounter webpage problems.
The browser cache exists because of a basic assumption made by browser designers: the internet is slow. It is always much faster to get something from the hard disk on your computer than it is to get it from the internet. Browser designers noticed that most websites have many of the same elements on multiple pages. For example, if you see a company logo at the top of every page of a website, why download the same logo over and over again on every page you look at? Why not just download it once and then keep a copy so we can display it again without downloading it every time to your desktop computer or cell phone?
This is the browser cache. It is the place on your hard disk where the browser keeps things downloaded once in case it is needed again. The very first time you visit any page on a site, the browser downloads the logo, several other items into the cache and then it displays it as part of the page you are viewing. For each additional page you visit, as long as the same logo is displayed, it does not need to be downloaded again because it is already on your hard disk.
The cache has a limited size so when the cache gets full items need to be discarded to make space for other items you are viewing.Clearing the cache means emptying it so the next time you display a webpage, everything must be downloaded anew. Sometimes the cache gets confused and starts loading badly formatted webpages, pages that should update but do not, incomplete pictures or sometimes event the wrong pictures. The first diagnostic step is clearing your cache.
The internet offers you instructions on how to clear your cache if you are using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. It is easy to find. However, most people do not realize they must clear the cache on their cellphone. Here is how to clear the cache on your cell phone so you have a better view of Virtual Offices in the cloud offered to TaxConnections Members.
Clearing The Cache On Your iPhone or IOS Phone
Press the Home button to go to the main screen.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down to “Safari”, then touch it.
- Scroll down and you’ll see three buttons: “Clear History”, “Clear Cookies” and “Clear Cache”.
- Press each of these three buttons in turn, answering yes when it asks if you are sure.
- Return to the web browser by pressing the Home button, and touching the Safari icon on the bottom row. If it’s showing the page you want, be sure to reload it by selecting the reload button (the circular-arrow in the top location bar).