Is there a way to do a hard-refresh on Safari on an iPad (in the same way control-F5 might do on windows/Chrome say?) so that all page resources (including javascript files are refreshed without using the cache).

Note, I don't want to keep clearing the website cache ("Clear History and Website Data") via Settings/Safari as this throws out login details at the same time.

  • You seem to be able to do it on Mac by clicking in the address bar as though you were going to type a new address, then hitting Enter/Return, rather than the regular refresh icon. Might be worth testing if iOS does the same thing.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 28, 2021 at 17:48
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    Does this answer your question? Can I force a cache refresh in Safari running on iOS? Commented Sep 28, 2021 at 22:03
  • Thanks Kevin, but no - this assumes you have a keyboard if nothing else; it also talks about clearing history - but that is not what I'm looking for.
    – abe1432181
    Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 13:16


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