How to hard refresh Chrome (bypass the local cache)

Websites store files locally on your system. These stored files make it easier, and faster, to load the website the next time you visit it. The saved files will come out after a while and will be replaced by new ones.

Chrome hard update

Chrome hard update

The cache speeds up the loading time for a website but can also cause problems. If a website loads data from the cache, it will not always load new content. Websites that deliver live feeds do not work this way but for most websites that do not deliver live content, the cached files can display old-fashioned content and can cause loading errors .

Once it is simple to fix this problem to hard update the browser. A hard update causes the website to forget the cached files and get new files from the server. When you perform a hard update, you will see a noticeable change in the time it takes to load the website.

There is a hard update;

  • Special on website
  • It does not modify or affect other files in the cache
  • It does not change the way the browser behaves or its settings

Chrome Hard Update – Windows

Follow these steps to perform a hard update in Chrome on Windows.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the website you want a hard update.
  3. Let the website to download (don’t worry if you get a loading error).
  4. Click on the Key Ctrl + F5 to make a hard update.
  5. Or try the Shift + Ctrl + F5 key combination to make a hard update.

Note: you may need to hold down the Fn key so that the F5 key acts as an action key and not as a central or system control key.

Chrome hard update – macOS

Follow these steps to perform a hard update in Chrome on macOS.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the website you want a hard update.
  3. Let the website to download or stop loading if you get an error.
  4. Click on the Keyboard Shift + Command + R. shortcut to perform a hard update.

Hard Update vs Clear Cache

It ‘s no secret that you can clear your browser cache. Doing this will delete all single files stored to the cache. As you browse the web, the cache is rebuilt over time. The website on which it performs is specifically a hard update while the cache cleanup affects all websites that have stored files to the cache.

If you do not want to lose all your cache, you should do a hard update on the website / websites that are causing you problems.

Conclusion

All browsers have a hard update option. This is not a special feature of Chrome. If you use a different browser, chances are that the same keys you use in Chrome will work there as well.

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