How to hard refresh your browser

Introduction

In this tutorial, we show you how to perform a hard refresh in a browser. When you access a website, the data retrieved is saved on your computer so the website can load faster if you revisit it; however, if the website updates, some browsers continue to load the version of the website that’s out of date. A hard refresh will force a browser to forget the outdated version of the website and load the current version through the server.

Directions to Hard Refresh a Website

MacOS

  • Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge: 
    • Cmd + Shift + R
    • Shift + (Refresh Button in Browser)
  • Safari: 
    • Cmd + Option + R

Windows & Linux

  • Ctrl + F5 
  • Ctrl + (Refresh Button in Browser)
  • Ctrl + Shift + R

iOS

  • Force Quit Browser, and then reopen
  • Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
  • Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > (Swipe Right on Website Data)

Android

  • Enter Chrome > [•••] (Found in right corner of browser) > Settings > Site Settings > Data Stored
    > (Either “Clear All Data” or select website and press “Clear and Reset”)

Conclusion

Social Good Software wants to ensure that all internet users receive the most current version of our website, along with any other websites, so your experience on the internet is secure, frequently updated, and satisfying as you accomplish your organizational goals. We hope that this tutorial was helpful, and as always, feel free to contact us with any more questions or concerns!