You may find the need to clear your Search and Browsing History in Safari browser on Mac to protect your privacy and also if Safari browser has become slow or is going through problems.
Clear Safari Browsing History on Mac
The Safari Browser on Mac provides the option to clear your entire search and browsing history from all times and also the option to clear Yesterdays, Todays and Last Hours browsing history.
Although, the option in Safari browser is labelled as “Clear History”, it also clears Cookies and browser cache, in addition to deleting the selected portion of browsing history from the MacBook.
The Safari browser on Mac also provides the option to remove individual or specific websites/web pages from the browsing history. However, this option is somewhat hidden and not made readily available.
1. Clear All History in Safari Browser on Mac
1. Open Safari Browser > click on the Safari tab in the top menu bar and select Clear History… option in the drop-down menu.
2. On the pop-up, click on the Arrow button and select All history option.
3. Once All History option is selected, click on Clear History button.
This will permanently delete your entire browsing history from MacBook and totally prevent the possibility of anyone taking a look at your browsing habits.
2. Remove Selected Safari Browsing History from Mac
As mentioned above, the Safari browser also provides an option to delete individual websites or webpages from your browsing history on Mac.
1. Open Safari browser > click on the History tab in the top menu bar and select Show History Option in the drop-down menu.
2. On the next screen, right-click on the webpage that you want to remove and click on the Remove option in drop-down menu.
Alternatively, You can also select any entry or entries in the list and press the Delete key on the keyboard of your Mac.
Tip: To delete multiple webpages, select items by holding down the Shift Key. Once the items are selected, hit the delete key on the Keyboard of your MacBook.
3. Automatically Clear Safari Browsing History on Mac
You can also set the Safari browser on your Mac to automatically clear browsing history after a Day, Week, Month or Year.
1. Open Safari Browser > click on the Safari tab in top-menu bar and select Preferences in the drop-down menu.
2. On Safari Preferences screen, switch to General tab > click on Remove History Items down-arrow and select your desired option (After one day, After one week …).
3. On the same screen, click on Remove Downloaded list items down arrow and select your desired option (After one day, when Safari Quits or Upon Successful Download)
Note: This only removes the list of downloaded items and does not remove downloaded items from your computer.