A hard refresh is a way of clearing the browser's cache for a specific page, to force it to load the most recent version of a page. Sometimes, when changes are made to the website, they don't register immediately due to caching. A hard refresh will usually fix this, though occasionally completely clearing the cache is necessary.
How to do hard refresh on various browsers?
- Hold down Ctrl and click the Reload button.
- Or, Hold down Ctrl and press F5.
- just open the Chrome Dev Tools by pressing F12. Once the chrome dev tools are open, just right click on the refresh button and a menu will drop down. This menu gives you the option of doing a hard refresh, or even clearing the cache and do a hard refresh automatically.
- Hold Shift and click the Reload button.
- Or, hold down Cmd and Shift keys and then press R.
Mozilla Firefox and Related Browsers:
- Hold down the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
- Or, hold down Ctrl and Shift and then press R.
- Hold down the Shift key and click the Reload button.
- Or, hold down both the Cmd and Shift keys and then press R.
- Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
- or, hold the Ctrl key down and click the Refresh button.