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Safari for Mac (Desktop)

Clearing the cache in the Safari browser on a Mac is a simple process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Safari:
    Launch the Safari browser on your Mac.
  2. Access Preferences:
    In the top menu, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences.”
  3. Go to Privacy:
    In the Preferences window, click on the “Privacy” tab.
  4. Manage Website Data:
    In the “Privacy” tab, you’ll find a section labeled “Cookies and website data.” Click on the “Manage Website Data…” button.
  5. Remove All Website Data:
    In the “Manage Website Data” window, you can review the list of websites that have stored data. To remove all website data (including cached files), click on the “Remove All” button.
  6. Confirm Removal:
    A confirmation dialog will appear. Click on “Remove Now” to confirm the removal of all website data.
  7. Clear History (Optional):
    If you want to clear your browsing history as well, you can do this from the main Privacy tab. Click on the “Remove All Website Data” button, and in the same dialog, you’ll find an option to remove your browsing history. Confirm the action.
  8. Restart Safari (Optional):
    After clearing the cache, you can choose to close and restart the Safari browser for the changes to take effect. This step is optional but can help ensure a clean start.

Please note that clearing the cache and website data will log you out of websites, and you may lose some browsing history. If you only want to clear the cache, you can use the “Manage Website Data” option to selectively remove cached files for specific websites.

The exact menu options may vary slightly depending on the version of Safari you’re using, but the general steps should be similar. If you have trouble finding the specific settings, you can refer to the Safari Help documentation or check the Preferences menu in Safari for guidance.