How Do I Perform Browser Maintenance?

Modified on Wed, 09 Mar 2022 at 08:01 PM


About This Document:
This document details the steps required to perform Browser Maintenance using a variety of Internet Browsers. These include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. With most of these Browsers the links provided will take you to each manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations.

Why Is Browser Maintenance Recommended?
You use your browser every day for a variety of tasks. As more and more applications are Cloud-based, the Browser saves more and more data from each website you visited. Initially this saved data improves performance but over time, the data build-up can cause problems. When this occurs, it is recommended to clear your Browser's temporarily stored data by performing Browser Maintenance.

When Should I Perform Browser Maintenance?
 If you are experiencing odd behavior or performance issues it is probably a good idea to delete the Browser’s temporary files. If you are not sure if the issues are Browser related, you may to troubleshoot the issue using another Browser or Computer and Browser combination. If the issues persist with this troubleshooting, Browser Maintenance will not resolve the issues.

 The User must be able to identify the Browser they are using.

Overall Browser Recommendations
The Browser manufacturers recommend that you make sure that the version you are using is up to date, often a software update can resolve common issues.

About These Recommendations
In these examples you will be able to scroll through a variety of Cache, History, and Cookie deletion options as well as Security options. Please consult with your IT Department for recommended policies and procedures when needed.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
Microsoft recommends that you use Edge, the replacement for IE.

Apple Safari
Clear the history and cookies from Safari on your iPhone or iPad.
Apple OSX





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