Clearing DNS Cache on your Browser

Caching is a mechanism used by systems to improve performance, it’s the process of storing information locally to help expedite the response to requests. Assume most browsers have some form of caching. Because you are manipulating your DNS settings you have three options when you want to realize the benefits of the DNS change.

  1. Restart the Router / Device
  2. Wait until the DNS changes propagate (~10 – 15m) through your network
  3. Flush your DNS cache (local machine and browsers)

These are not mutually exclusive, you can choose to do 1 and 3 together. Clearing your DNS cache will make sure that all new requests go to the new CleanBrowsing DNS IP’s in the place of the DNS entries cached locally.

Choose your Version:

Internet Explorer 8 and above (Windows)

  1. Go to the History menu
  2. Select Delete Browsing History
  3. Check all boxes (except passwords, if desired)
  4. click Delete

Mozilla Firefox (Windows)

  1. Click on Firefox at the top left of your browser
  2. gGo to the History menu
  3. Select Clear Recent History and check all boxes
  4. Under Time range to clear select Everything (except passwords, if desired)
  5. Click Clear Now

Apple Safari (Mac)

  1. Expand the Cog Icon in the upper right corner
  2. Select Reset Safari
  3. Check all boxes.
  4. Click Reset

Apple Safari (Windows)

  1. Go to the Safari menu
  2. Select Reset Safari
  3. Check all boxes.
  4. Click Reset

Google Chrome (Windows)

  1. Expand the Wrench Icon in the upper right corner
  2. Select History
  3. Check all boxes.
  4. Under Clear data for this time period, select Everything (except passwords, if desired)
  5. Click Clear Browsing Data

Google Chrome (Mac)

  1. Go to the Chrome menu
  2. Select Clear Browsing Data
  3. Check all boxes (except passwords, if desired)
  4. Under Clear data for this time period, select Everything
  5. Click Clear Browsing Data

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