Wordle Reset: How to Clear Wordle Very Easily

When the Wordle game underwent a power handover from Josh Wardle to New York Times, the game site migration engendered tumults in the form of broken or messed-up streaks. Over the course of the solidification of the game in the new host page, the challenges themselves have started getting tougher and trickier to solve.

If you are a victim of a broken streak due to any of these factors, the only solution before you is to get a clean slate to start a new and flawless Wordle streak. In this post, we will show you how to easily reset to the Wordle scoreboard.

What’s the best way to reset Wordle without overdoing it?

You can easily clear and reset your Wordle score by deleting the Wordle site data and cookies (from the NYTimes Wordle game page) on the browser on which you take your daily Wordle challenge. Clearing site cookies will do a hard reset on your Wordle score and you can start a new streak on Wordle as if it is your very first game.

It is as simple as it sounds and we will show you how.

Related: Wordle: 5-Letter Words With the Most Vowels (Three and Four Vowels Words)

What you DO NOT need to do (AKA overkill methods to avoid)?

There are quite a few ways to reset your Wordle statistics to a clean state. Listed below are a few top reccs you might find at the top of a related search result:

  • clearing your ENTIRE browser history
  • deleting all the cookies and cache for ALL the websites you visited on your browser
  • deleting or uninstalling the browser and reinstalling it for a fresh start
  • and finally, factory resetting your device altogether.

Although these methods work, they are excessive and completely unnecessary approaches to take if all you want to do is reset the scoreboard of an online game, especially so when you can accomplish it oh-so-easily by clearing the Wordle game site cache and cookie exclusive on your browser.

If you read through the guides above, you must already be familiar with the minimally invasive but perfectly efficient process involved in deleting the Wordle site cache from Chrome, Explorer, and Safari browsers.

The overkill methods could be the final resort that you might need to consider if you are in an absolutely desperate need to clear the cookies and data on your phone or device.

How to delete site data on nytimes.com to reset or clear Wordle: Step-by-step guide

Yes, all it takes to reset the Wordle score is clearing site cookies on your browser, but depending on the browser and device you use, the process may vary a bit (although the result is unequivocally Wordle reset for all). Don’t worry, though! Below, are all the guides you need to delete browser cache and data on various devices.

Let’s begin with Chrome.

1. On Chrome on a PC

Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.

Click on the three-dots menu button on the upper right.

From the action menu, select Settings.

On the left panel, click Privacy and security.

Scroll down on the right panel and under Privacy and security, click Site Settings.

Scroll down on the right panel and under Content, click Cookies and site data.

Scroll down the right panel and click See all cookies and site data.

Click in the “Search cookies” searchbox to the far right of the right panel. 

Enter “nytimes” in the search box.

Click on Remove All Shown at the top right of the search results.

On the pop-up, click Clear all.

When you return to New York Times’ Wordle game page, you will find that your Wordle statistics have reset and you are all set for a fresh start.

2. On Microsoft Edge on PC

Now, we will show you how to clear New York Times’ Wordle site data and cache on Microsoft edge.

Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.

Click on the ellipsis button on the upper right.

On the action menu, select Settings near the bottom of the menu.

On the left panel, click Cookies and site permissions.

On the right panel, tap Manage and delete cookies and site data under “Cookies and data stored”.

On the right panel, click See all cookies and site data.

Click in the “Search cookies” search bar on the upper right of the right panel.

Input “nytimes” in the search field.

Click Remove all shown option above the search results.

On the pop-up, click Clear.

That’s it. When you return to New York Times’ Wordle game page, you will find that your Wordle statistics have reset and you are all set for a fresh start.

3. On Chrome on Android 

The guide below is a demonstration of the method involved in clearing cache and data of New York Times’ Wordle website from the Chrome browser on Android.

Launch the Chrome browser on your Android device.

Tap on the three-dots button on the upper right.

From the action menu, select Settings.

 

Scroll down, and tap Site settings under Advanced.

Tap on the All sites option at the top of the page.

Tap on the search icon on the upper right.

Input “nytimes” in the search box and tap on the populated prompt.

Tap on the Clear & reset option at the bottom.

Tap on Clear & reset on the pop-up.

That’s it. When you return to New York Times’ Wordle game page, you will find that your Wordle statistics have reset and you are all set for a fresh start.

4. On Chrome on iPhone

On Chrome for iOS, you cannot selectively delete the cache and data for a specific website; however, you can choose to delete the cache and cookies without affecting other data. In the guide below, we will show you how to clear data abd cache on Chrome for iOS.

Launch Chrome browser on your iPhone.

Tap on the ellipsis button on the bottom right.

From the action menu, select Settings.

Scroll down the overflow menu and tap Privacy.

Tap Clear Browsing Data option at the top of the overflow menu.

Tap to uncheck the following options — Browsing History, Saved Passowrds, and Autofill Data — if they are in a selected state as shown below.

Note: After unchecking, only “Cookies, Site Data” and “Cached Images and Files” should remain selected. 

Make sure that the “Time Range” is set to All TIme.

Tap Clear Browsing Data at the bottom of the overflow menu.

Tap Clear Browsing Data on the pop-up.

That’s it. When you return to New York Times’ Wordle game page, you will find that your Wordle statistics have reset and you are all set for a fresh start.

5. On Safari on iPhone

Now, we will show you how to remove the cookies and cache from NYTimes Wordle page on Safari browser on iPhone.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Scroll down and tap Safari.

Scroll down and tap on Advanced at the bottom of the app settings page.

Select Website Data option at the top of the page.

Tap on the search box at the top of the page. 

Input “nytimes” in the text field.

Long-press and drag the search result to the left.

Tap on the red Delete option that appears against the search result.

That’s it! Next time you go to the Wordle game page, you will find the Statistics board wiped clean and restored to the square-one state. You are all set to start a fresh streak, thus!

That’s it! Share your feedback with us in the comments!

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  1. Thank you! I used your information to delete my Wordle statistics on my iPhone on Safari. Worked perfectly.

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