People who work in the network field are familiar with the adage: “It’s always DNS”. Jokes apart, issues related to network failures mostly point to outdated DNS cache.
When a browser is unable to connect to an otherwise functional website, it means there are some issues with your DNS cache. You simply need to flush the cache to fix it, and the website should start loading. So if you are also facing connectivity issues, you can follow our tutorial and clear the junk on Android devices.
How to clear DNS Cache on your Android devices
- Clear DNS Cache in Google Chrome
On Android devices, Chrome is not just the default browser, but also handles a lot of system functionalities in the background. If you are a regular Chrome user, you can clear the cache on Android right using a hidden Chrome URL.
- First, open Chrome on your Android device and type chrome://net-internals/#dns, and press search.
- This will take you to the DNS lookup page. Here, tap the “Clear host cache” button to clear the CPU on your Android device.
- Empty the Cache From Chrome’s Setting Page
While it’s largely believed that clearing Chrome’s browsing data like cache only removes cached images and files, some users point out that emptying the app cache resolves many of the DNS issues as well. So if the above method didn’t work for you, go ahead and empty the cache from Chrome’s app info page.
- On your Android phone or tablet, tap and hold Chrome to see a quick shortcut menu. Tap on “i” or “App Info” to open Chrome’s app information page.
- Here, open “Storage usage” and tap on “Clear cache” on the next page. This will delete all the local cache stored on your Android device and will likely fix DNS-related issues as well.
- Change the DNS Server on Android
If the DNS server is unable to resolve the lookup even after clearing the DNS cache, you can simply choose to change the DNS server.