If the Safari browser on your MacBook is slowing down and struggling to load web pages, clearing the browser cache can help. You can find below the steps to Clear Safari Cache on Mac.
Clear Safari Cache on Mac
Similar to Google Chrome and other web browsers, the default Safari browser on Mac saves reusable parts of the websites that you visit to a temporary storage location on the computer known as “Cache”.
This feature in Safari Browser is designed to allow faster loading of web pages by reusing content that is already available in the browser Cache, when you revisit the same websites.
However, sometimes the browser cache can end up becoming stale, outdated or corrupted, leading to slow loading web pages and other browser problems.
This can be fixed by clearing the browser cache, which removes the outdated/corrupted content from the browser cache and allows the browser to rebuild the cache with fresh content.
Where is Clear Browser Cache Option Located on Mac?
The option to clear the Browser Cache on Mac is available under “Develop” tab in the top-menu bar. However, this option is not available by default on a MacBook.
Hence, the first step is to show or enable the hidden “Develop” menu in the top-menu bar of your MacBook.
Once the “Develop” menu is available, you will be able to clear Safari Cache at any time on your Mac by clicking on the Develop tab and selecting Clear Cache option in the drop-down menu.
1. Steps to Clear Safari Cache On Mac
Follow the steps below to first enable the “Develop” tab in the top-menu on Mac and use Develop Menu to clear Safari Browser Cache.
1. Open Safari browser > click on Safari tab in the top menu-bar and select Preferences… in the drop-down menu.
2. On the next screen, switch to Advanced tab and select Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar option.
This will enable the “Develop” tab in the top menu-bar on your MacBook.
3. Next, click on the Develop tab in top menu-bar and select Empty Caches option in the drop-down menu.
This will clear the Browser Cache on your Mac.
2. Use Keyboard Shortcut to Clear Cache on Mac
The easiest way to clear Safari Cache on Mac is to press CMD + ALT + E keys on the keyboard of your computer.
If you are not good at remembering Keyboard Shortcuts, it is better to enable the Develop menu and use the first method as provided above.