To clear the browser cache for Safari, you have a few options. If you’re ok with clearing your entire browsing history (including cookies and website data), you can take the straightforward approach and just go to Safari > Clear History:
A popup window shows up for you to choose a timeframe for deleting the cache data. As with most browsers, you can go with the last hour, a few days, or maybe the entire history.
After that, click on the Clear History button to finish. That eliminates the Safari cache’s cookies, browsers history, and website data .
There are also more autonomous ways to manage the browser cache in Safari.
To activate these, go to the menu bar and select Safari > Preferences.
One way to have cache clearing happen in the background is by adjusting the field to Remove History Items. You’ll pick a certain period (like after one year), then Safari automatically clears the browser history cache after that time has passed.
We also recommend going to the Privacy tabsince it provides an area to manage cookies and website data individually.
You’re able to check the box to Block All Cookies. This tells the cache never to log those cookies in the first place, removing the need for you ever to clear them out.
We also suggest you check out the Manage Website Data button.
That presents a list of websites currently storing data within your browser cache. You can either remove them individually or click on the Remove All button.
To only empty Safari’s browser cache (instead of the initial method where it also clears cookies and site data), you’ll need to enable the Develop menu by going to Preferences > Advanced and checking the Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar box.
Then, you can go to Develop > Empty Caches to clear Safari’s browser cache.
And those are all the ways to clear the cache in Safari!