• Clear Safari cache on Mac
  • Clear Safari cache on iPhone or iPad
  • How to save passwords when clearing your cache

How to clear your Safari browser cache on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad

  • You can clear your cache on Safari in just a few steps on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Clearing your cache, as well as history and cookies, can help resolve your device's performance issues.
  • Clearing your cookies will clear your passwords as well, unless you save them with keychain.

A cache is a store of data. When you visit a website on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, the Safari browser keeps a snapshot of the pages you view.

If you go back to that website, Safari loads the cached page in an instant, instead of taking the time to retrieve the page from the internet again.

But an overloaded cache can take up storage space and cause your device to run inefficiently — and it could use a periodic clearing.

Here's what you need to know to clear your cache on Safari, as well as your cookies and browsing history.

How to clear Safari cache on Mac

You can either clear just your cache or your cache, history, and cookies. 

Clear your cache

1. Click on the Safari tab at the top left of your screen and choose Preferences from the dropdown menu.

2.  Click the Advanced tab of the menu that pops up.

3.  At the end of the tab, select the Show Develop menu in menu bar box and close the Preferences menu.

4. Click the Develop tab from the Safari menu at the top of the page.

5. Click Empty Caches from the dropdown menu.

Clear your cache, history, and cookies

You may also want to clear your browsing history and cookies in addition to emptying your cache. Here's how to do that.

1. Choose the History tab at the top of your screen.

2. At the very bottom of the dropdown menu, choose Clear History.

3.  A box pops up with a choice to clear the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all history. Choose your time frame and click the Clear History button.  

Once you clear the history, it will also clear the cache and cookies associated with that time period.

How to clear Safari cache on iPhone or iPad

To clear your cache and browsing history:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Safari .

3. Tap Clear History and Website Data .

4. On the screen that pops up, choose Clear History and Data .

To clear your cache but not your browsing history:

3. Tap Advanced .

4. Tap Website Data .

5. Choose Remove All Website Data .

What happens to saved passwords when you clear your cache

When you clear your cache, history, and cookies, you may discover that Safari has logged you out of your favorite websites.

While clearing Safari's cache alone will not delete your passwords, clearing your history and cookies can. That's because when you empty your cookies, you will lose their password data saved in Safari as well. And keep in mind that clearing your history also clears its associated cookies.

Luckily, Apple has a solution to this problem. If you use iCloud, check your iCloud settings on your phone or computer.

Make sure that you've checked the box for Safari. As long as this box is checked, any passwords you save through your browser will stay safe in your keychain .

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Cookies are bits of website data that help Safari remember your preferences, passwords, usernames, and more. However, this data can get corrupted over time and cause issues with your browser. Clearing your cookies and cache is a good way to keep Safari functioning properly. This wikiHow teaches you how to delete cookies using the Safari web browser on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

Quick Steps

  • Click the Safari menu and select Settings...
  • Click Privacy .
  • Click Manage Website Data .
  • Select which websites with cookies you want to delete.
  • Click Remove or Remove All .
  • You can clear your cookies and cache without deleting your entire history .
  • 3 Click Privacy . This is the tab at the top.
  • 4 Click Manage Website Data . A new page will open.
  • If you're unsure which websites you want to clear, you can check your history .
  • Your cookies will be deleted for these websites.
  • You may be prompted to confirm this action.
  • Keep in mind that some websites require cookies in order to load some features. Blocking all cookies will prevent some websites from working correctly.

Step 1 Open the Settings app.

  • 2 Scroll down and tap Safari . You'll find this option about halfway way down the page.
  • 3 Scroll down and tap Advanced . This is at the very bottom of the page.
  • 4 Tap Website Data . You can find this at the top of the page.
  • If you want to delete your history along with your cookies and cache, return to the Safari settings page . Scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data , select a timeframe, and then tap Clear History .
  • Navigate to the Safari settings.
  • Tap Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  • Toggle on Block All Cookies .
  • You can also block and unblock certain websites.

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How to Clear Safari Browsing History and Cache

Whenever you browse the web in Safari, the browser stores website data so that it doesn't have to download it again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone , and iPad .

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If a site you regularly frequent has elements that have stopped working, or if a site has stopped loading completely, there may be a conflict between an older version of it that Safari has cached and a newer one.

Or perhaps you simply want to protect your privacy by wiping the slate clean and removing all the data associated with websites you've visited. Either way, here's how it's done on macOS and iOS.

How to Clear Safari's Cache on Mac

There are two ways to clear Safari's cache on a Mac. The first method outlined below deletes everything relating to a website you've visited, including not only the cached versions of the site, but also cookies and any other related data. The second method described offers a more targeted approach and clears only Safari's cache, but it does involve enabling a hidden menu.

  • Launch Safari browser on your Mac.

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How to Clear Safari's Cache on iPhone and iPad

Note that the following steps clear all history, cookies and website data on your device, regardless of when the sites were accessed.

  • Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Scroll down and select Safari .
  • Scroll down and select Clear History and Website Data .
  • Choose the timeframe to clear ( Last hour , Today , Today and yesterday , or All history ), choose the profile or select All Profiles , then tap Clear History .

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For another way to protect your privacy while browsing the web, be sure to check out our guide on how to use Safari's Private Browsing Mode .

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How to clear history, cache, and cookies in safari on iphone or ipad.

We're going to assume that most How-To Geek writers know how to delete the history, cookies, and cache in Mobile Safari, but just in case you don't know, here is how to do it.

Open up the Settings app and find Safari in the left-hand list, and then scroll down the right side until you find the "Clear History and Website Data" button.

You'll be prompted to verify that you really want to do this, and it will point out that this is also going to delete the history from other devices using your iCloud account to sync Safari.

Related: How to Clear Cookies / Cache for a Single Website on iPhone or iPad

Perhaps this is a good time to point out that you should use private browsing mode if you don't want history being saved on your device!

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You may want to clear Safari history, cache, and website data on Mac to prevent others from seeing what you were browsing. Removing these helps make the browser responsive . It also comes handy when Safari lags or takes ages to load webpages. The steps to delete website data of Safari in macOS is easy. Let us see how.

Consequences of clearing Safari History and Website Data

  • Records of visited web pages are deleted.
  • A list of the frequently visited sites is also cleared.
  • It may reduce tracking by websites. (a good thing)
  • You may be logged out of websites.
  • Records of blocked or allowed location access, notification, etc. are also reset. So, if you visit a website, it will again ask your permission for these.
  • The download list is deleted. (Actual downloaded files are not.)
  • If you have several Apple devices that sync via iCloud, the changes will reflect on all.

How to clear Safari history on Mac

You can choose to clear all history in a few clicks. Or choose to delete them date-wise or by specific pages. Let me show you how.

  • Open Safari on Mac.
  • Click on History from the top menu bar

Open Safari, tap on History at top menu bar, select Clear History

  • Dropdown menu will show all history . Click on it if you want to select another option, like the last hour, today, today, and yesterday.

Select All history, tap on Clear history

Now, if you don’t want to clear the entire history but just a few specific pages, here’s what you need to do.

How to delete specific webpage from Safari history on Mac

  • From the top menu bar, click on History .

Tap on History, select Show All History

  • Or, click on the tiny triangle arrow ▶ to expand.

Tap dropdown arrow, right click on particular page, select Delete

How to clear Safari cache and cookies on Mac

To clear cache and cookies of your existing Safari profile, you need to delete all of its Website Data. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Launch the Safari browser .

Choose Safari in menu bar and select Settings

The above-mentioned method will only delete website data for a particular profile in Safari.

If you’re like me and enjoy using multiple profiles on Safari to maintain a separation between your personal and professional activities, then I’d like to notify you about something.

However, if you wish to clear the cookies and cache for all your Safari profiles, then you must employ the following method.

How to clear cache of all Safari profiles on Mac

  • Launch Safari → Click Safari in the menu bar → Select Settings .

Head to Advanced tab and tick the checkbox next to Show features for web developers

How to block all cookies for Safari on Mac

Cookies are tiny data packets that a website saves on your device. It helps the site know that you are revisiting it. (If this is your first visit to iGeeksBlog, you might have seen a banner at the bottom asking for your cookie consent.)

When you clear history and website data, cookies are also deleted. However, here is how you can remove cookies (cache, etc. too) individually and how you can block them from accumulating further.

  • Launch Safari browser → Click Safari in the menu bar → Select Settings .

Click Advance and enable Block all cookies

No, clearing your Safari history will not lead to the removal of your bookmarks or saved passwords.

Yes, clearing cookies will log you out from websites and services where you were previously signed in. This process removes stored login credentials.

Yes, clearing cache, history, and cookies might have a temporary impact on your browsing experience. Websites could a bit slowly.

If you want to remove the Safari cache, history, and cookies on your Mac, just follow the instructions above. Furthermore, I’d highly recommend our complete guides if you’re thinking of changing your default search engine for normal and private windows in Safari.

Did you find this guide helpful? Let me know in the comments!

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Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Safari

Updated at: Feb 26, 2022

Here are instructions to help you clear your browsing history, cookies & cache in Safari on macOS.

There's a few guides here, what would you like to do:

  • Clear the entire Cache, Cookies, and History in Safari on macOS
  • Clear the Cache, Cookies, and Local Storage Data (but not the history) in Safari on macOS
  • Clear saved Form Data and Passwords

Clear the entire Cache, Cookies, and History in Safari

Click the "safari" menu.

Make sure you have a Safari window open and active; you will see the "Safari" menu in the top left of your screen. Click it and it will expand to show Safari specific options.

The location of the Safari menu - in the top left of the screen

Click the "Clear History..." item

Now that you have expanded the Safari menu, you will see the Clear History... item - click on it.

The Safari menu showing the Clear History item.

Choose the time range to delete and then "Clear History"

Safari now gives you a very simple interface for clearing your browsing cache, history, and cookies. When you click Clear History your cache, browser history, and cookies will be deleted for the specified time range.

The Safari dialog for showing the time range to clear your browsing data for

If you choose the default option of " all history " then the entire historical record of your browsing on this computer will be deleted. At the top of the prompt, you'll see "Clear: all history" - you can click on this Select field and choose a time range to clear instead.

So instead of deleting all your history, you can choose to just delete Today's browsing history, or just the past hour's history.

Once you have decided how much you want to delete, click the Clear History button.

Congratulations, you have now cleared your selected browsing data from your computer. You can simply close this window and continue to use Safari.

Clear the Cache, Cookies, and Local Storage Data in Safari

These steps will remove Safari's automatic cache of temporary data it has stored while you browse the internet; these steps won't delete your browsing history .

Click the "Preferences" menu item

Now that you have expanded the Safari menu, you will see the Preferences item - click on it.

The expanded Safari menu, showing the the Preferences item

The Safari Preferences screen will now appear.

Click the "Privacy" tab

The Safari Preferences screen has a number of sections, indicated by the various options along the top of the screen (General/Tabs/AutoFill etc). Click the Privacy item to see privacy related options.

The Preferences window, showing the Privacy tab

Click "Manage Website Data...

On the privacy tab, click the Manage Website Data button to show a list of all the sites Safari has collected data for.

The Privacy pane showing the Manage Website Data button.

Select the site/s you want to delete data from, and click "Remove"

On this screen you will see a list of all the domains Safari has collected data for. Find the ones you want to remove (you can search for a domain in the Search field in the top right of the window.

The Privacy pane showing the Manage Website Data button.

Delete one page from Safari's Cache

If you just want to delete the cache and cookies from one website, you can select the domain name here and press the Remove button. This will keep all the other data intact and just remove the one site's cookies and cache.

You can remove sites one at a time, you can hold down the ⌘ Command button and keep clicking to select more than one domain at a time.

When you have selected the domains you want to clear the data from, simply press the Remove button and Safari will clear the data for those sites.

If you remove data for any sites you are logged in to, you will probably have to re-log in to them again, but your browsing history will still be intact.

Clearing Form Data and Passwords in Safari

Follow these instructions to clear the form data and passwords that have been saved in Safari.

Click the "AutoFill" tab

The Safari Preferences screen has a number of sections, indicated by the various options along the top of the screen (General/Tabs/AutoFill etc). Click the AutoFill item to see AutoFill related options.

The expanded Safari menu, showing the the Preferences item

Choose what to AutoFill, and edit/clear existing data

On the AutoFill screen, you will see a listing of types of data Safari can be configured to "remember" for you - that way, when you need to fill out some forms online, Safari will try to automatically put the correct data in for you. You can turn this feature on or off for different types of data, including contact information, credit cards, usernames & passwords, and so on.

Checkboxes to choose what Safari will AutoFill, and Edit buttons to clear existing data.

To review, edit, and delete the items that Safari has saved, click the corresponding Edit... button. Some of these items require you to enter the password for your computer - that is, the user you are currently logged in as on your Mac.

You can use these interfaces to review and optionally delete any information you've previously entered from your computer. Because some of it is sensitive (Passwords, Credit Card numbers etc) you will have to unlock various sections by entering your computer's password.

When you are finished, simply close Safari's Preferences by clicking the Red "close" button.

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How to clear cache.

Clear instructions to clear your cache, cookies, and history. follow the guides.

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Have you heard the phrase "clear your cache" but aren't sure what it means?

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What happens when I clear my cache?

When I decide to clear my cache or cookies, what actually happens?

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iPhone & iPad: How to clear cache, history, and cookies

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It doesn’t take long for caches to fill up on iOS. From the default Safari browser, to third-party apps, follow along for how to clear the cache, history, and cookies on iPhone and iPad.

While clearing the cache in Safari is quick and easy with one fell swoop, the process can be different with third-party apps. We’ll first look at how to clear the cache in Safari on iPhone and iPad and then tackle other apps.

We’ve also got a walkthrough on clearing the cache, history, and cookies on Mac, check that out here .

How to clear cache on iPhone & iPad in Safari and other apps

  • Open  Settings
  • Swipe down and tap Safari
  • Swipe down again and tap Clear History and Website Data , tap it once again to confirm
  • If you’d like to clear data from individual websites without clearing the entire Safari cache, at the very bottom of Safari settings choose Advanced > Website Data > Edit (or swipe from right to left to delete individual items).

Keep in mind website data deleted from iPhone or iPad will be removed from your other Apple devices signed in to the same iCloud account if they sync with Safari.

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Clear cache on iPhone for third-party apps

  • Clearing the cache of third-party apps varies from developer to developer. Some like Slack offer an option in the app preferences in iOS Settings, while others like Facebook don’t. Check out the settings of your apps to see your options (Settings app > app name).
  • For apps that don’t provide a clear cache button, deleting the app and reinstalling it is another option.

You can always take a look at Settings   > General > iPhone Storage to prioritize which third-party apps you may want to tackle first.

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How do I clear my cache, cookies and history in Safari?

From time to time, you may be advised to clear your cache, cookies and browsing history to improve the performance of your internet browser. To clear your cache, cookies and browsing history in Safari:

In the Safari browser:

  • Click on the Safari menu in the top left hand corner next to the Apple symbol
  • Click on   Settings...
  • A new dialogue box will open
  • Click Privacy
  • Click on the Manage Website Data button
  • To remove any cached data and cookies from your computer, click Remove all
  • Click Remove Now
  • Wait a few moments, then click Done
  • Close the dialogue box remaining
  • Press Command +Q to quit Safari

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How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari

Like cleaning your home, clearing cache and cookies can help you in different ways. It helps protect your personal information, and helps applications run smoother on your computer.

Find out how easy it is to clear your cache and cookies in Safari across different iOS devices.

Clearing your history on your Safari browser deletes saved data, such as recent searches and lists of frequently visited sites. It also removes cookies from websites that ask to send you notifications or for your location.

Removing all of that information generally involves three simple steps:

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When you select Clear History, Safari will ask you how far back you want to clean. It can be recent history or all the history. The choice is yours.

While you’re at it, don’t forget your cookies!

Clean out old, stored cookies and data with these steps:

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How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari on Mac

If you need more space on your Mac, clearing your cache and cookies is a good start. After a while, old files can slow down your computer and take up space. You can use tools and apps to clear your browser cache, but why spend the extra money?

Here’s how to clear your cache manually:

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You can also use keyboard shortcuts to empty your cache. Press Cmd + Option + E to clear your cache automatically.

Cookies, however, are an entirely different story.

You can manage your browser cookies by going into Preferences in the Safari tab. Once you have the Preferences drop-down menu, take these actions:

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This extra step to delete cookies can become tedious at times. If you don’t want to deal with the extra maintenance of deleting cookies by yourself, you can keep others from storing them on your Mac. This is how you do so:

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Keep in mind, though, that cookies aren’t just for tracking your habits and location. They also help websites run smoothly. If you choose to put your Mac on a diet and ban cookies, some websites may not work properly.

How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari on a MacBook

All devices need a little routine cleaning and maintenance every once and a while and your MacBook is no different. Fortunately, clearing your cache is as simple as a few simple clicks:

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Clearing cache isn’t necessarily the same as clearing cookies, though. That requires a separate action.

To clear cookies from your MacBook:

  • Select ‘Privacy’ from the Safari tab drop-down menu

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How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari on iPhone

Your cache and cookies contain a lot of personal information that others can access. So, the last thing you want is to keep them lingering on your device. Make sure that your history and cache are scrubbed clean regularly. Here’s how to do this:

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Clearing your cache isn’t the same as clearing cookies from your iPhone, though. Check out how to clear cookies while keeping your device’s history:

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How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari on iPad

If you know how to clear cache and cookies on an iPhone, you already know how to do it on an iPad. You clear both mobile devices in the same way:

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Clearing cookies from your iPad requires these extra steps:

  • Tap on ‘Settings’ and then ‘Safari’
  • Select ‘Advanced’
  • Choose ‘Website Data and Remove All Website Data’

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Is it time to do some routine cleaning on your Safari 13-enabled device? Check out how to get your cache shiny and new in just a few clicks:

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Cleaning up cookies is a separate step, but just as simple:

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How to Reset Cache and Cookies in Safari

Resetting or clearing a cache in Safari is a simple process. Here’s how to do this:

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Unfortunately, clearing or resetting a cache doesn’t automatically delete cookies stored on your system. This is how to delete cookies in Safari:

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Additional FAQ

What happens if i clear my cache and cookies on mac.

Deleting temporary media files, such as text files and images, can help your Mac run more efficiently. Not only does it help your apps run smoother, but it can also help protect your identity. Clearing your cache and cookies gets rid of personal information stored on your computer during browsing.

Start a Regular Maintenance Routine

Setting up a regular cleaning routine for your cache and cookies helps you and helps your Apple devices run better. It gets rid of unnecessary files that may bog down your system. It also deletes personal information you may want to keep private.

It’s a win-win situation. But your Apple device can’t do it on its own.

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How to clear cache on a Mac

Karen Haslam

Maybe your Mac isn’t running as well as it used to. Maybe one or more of your apps are behaving strangely. Perhaps you are concerned about your privacy online or what companies and app developers know above you. All these are good reasons to clear the cache on your Mac.

We are here to answer the question: How do I clear my cache on my Mac? So if you want to know how to clear cache on a Mac you’ve come to the right place! But before we run through how to do that we’ll explain what cache is, why you might benefit from deleting it, what cache you shouldn’t delete, and how you can delete your cache.

What is cache?

A cache is where data is stored to help your Mac speed up various processes.

You have probably heard of the cache associated with web browsers. This cache contains the data that gets downloaded to your Mac and is saved so that the next time you visit the same website some of the data is already downloaded and it won’t take so long to load up the page.

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Among other things, browser cache means you can browse the web faster, which sounds like a good thing, but there are quite a few disadvantages too. One disadvantage is the fact that you could find yourself browsing an old cached version of a webpage and another is that your browser cache–which includes cookies and trackers–can give websites and advertisers information about you as you browse the web. The latter may be a concern for privacy reasons.

There are two other kinds of cache: system cache and application cache. Application cache, sometimes referred to as user cache, includes data associated with your apps that is saved so that it doesn’t have to be loaded up every time you use the application, this means your applications can work faster. Again, this sounds beneficial, but there are disadvantages. For example, if you work with high-resolution images, or large video files, your computer could be storing a lot of data related to the edits you make.

Similarly, if you play games on your Mac you could find you are losing space to game saves. App data can take up a lot of space and if you are no longer using the app you are unlikely to require the cached data that could still lurk on your Mac.

System cache, as you’d probably expect, is where the data created by macOS that helps your Mac run smoothly is stored. Because it’s connected to the operating system we would recommend against deleting anything from your system cache, unless you are using a specific tool to do so.

Deleting data from any of your Mac’s caches is a risky business if you don’t know what you are doing, but even more so when it comes to system cache as you could accidentally erase files that ensure your Mac runs smoothly.

There is another kind of cached data that is the result of sandboxing between apps, but this data is removed when you restart your Mac (which you should do regularly: see Should I shut down my Mac every night? ).

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Should you clear cache on a Mac?

There are a few reasons why you might want to delete or clear cached data. Most commonly Mac users want to delete data from a cache because they are running out of space on their Mac and assume that clearing their cache could recover a few gigabytes.

Perhaps you’ve been looking at what’s taking up the space on your Mac (System Settings > General > Storage > Storage Settings in macOS Ventura and beyond, About This Mac > Storage in older macOS versions) and wondering what Other and System Data are and why so much of your space is given over to these categories of data.

One thing to note in this case is that deleting data from the cache won’t necessarily free up space as your Mac will recreate many of these cached files.

Another reason to clear your Mac’s cache is for troubleshooting purposes. Perhaps your Mac, or just a particular app, is running poorly and you want to see it deleting data from the cache fixes the issue. This is probably the last case scenario after restarting the troublesome app, restarting your Mac, and possibly deleting and reinstalling the app.

You may also be concerned about your personal data and how an app or website might be using it, which is a good reason to clear your browser cache from time to time.

Another reason to clear browser cache is if you are finding that a website you use isn’t up to date. If you don’t clear the cache you may find you are loading up the version of a webpage as it was the last time you visited.

The cache you can, and can’t, delete

Under no circumstances should you delete all of the data in your cache – if you are thinking of doing something that drastic you would probably be better off wiping your Mac and doing a clean install of macOS .

The reason not to delete all your cached files is that some of these files are needed by your Mac to run normally. If you delete cache files willy-nilly you might break something.

Deleting cache that’s related to an application can also be asking for trouble. Some apps keep important user information in cache folders and may not work without it. It can also be pretty inconvenient for you if you are in the middle of a big project in say Photoshop or Premiere Pro and you delete your cache associated with that.

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These are both good reasons to back up your Mac before you clear your cache, at least then you can recover your Mac to the state it was in before you started meddling, or at the least copy the cache files back to the folder you deleted them from.

That’s what you shouldn’t delete – or at least you should be cautious about what you delete. How about what you can safely delete?

We’d suggest that you can delete cache files that relate to apps you no longer use. In particular, if there is data in cache that relates to an app that you have removed from your Mac you should be able to confidently remove the associated files from the cache. In fact, a good app uninstaller, such as MacPaw’s CleanMyMac X , MacCleaner Pro from Nektony, or DaisyDisk from Software Ambience, will remove the associated data from your cache.

For more of our Mac Cleaner recommendations see our round-up of the best Mac cleaner apps .

Browser cache is a type of data you can be pretty confident about removing, but the advantages of keeping it may well be greater than any advantages of removing it. Deleting data from your browser cache can become an annoyance when afterwards you discover that you now have to re-enter your logins and other data that used to autofill.

How to delete cache on a Mac

We’ll look at each kind of cache separately since the process is different. We’ll cover how to delete data from your cache manually and we’ll also look at some of the third-party tools you can use if you are concerned about making a mistake.

Before we start, you may be wondering whether Apple provides you with the necessary tool to quickly delete cached files.

If you are using macOS Sonoma, Ventura or later you can access the information via About This Mac > More Info. This takes you to System Settings where you go to General > Storage > Storage Settings.

In macOS Monterey and older you can click on the Apple in the menu at the top of your screen and go to About This Mac > Storage.

Whichever way you get there you will see a breakdown of the kind of storage on your Mac that indicates where there are files that you might want to delete, or move to iCloud, in order to free up space. For example, if you click on the i beside the section (in Ventura or later) then you can see all the files or applications you might want to delete.

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You might also see a large section called Other, or System, or System Data, depending on the version of macOS you are running. The kind of cached files you want to delete may well lurk in this section of your storage, so you may wonder if you can easily delete it from here. Unfortunately, you can’t easily delete files from any of those sections from this view.

But there are lots of other ways to free up space from these sections and elsewhere on your Mac. We discuss how to use this here: How to free up space on Mac and address the question of How to delete Other on the Mac and How to delete System on the Mac separately but read on for tips for clearing the cache on your Mac.

How to clear browser cache

The method here depends on which browser you use, be it Safari, Chrome, Firefox or something else.

If you are a Safari user then the process is as follows:

In Sonoma or Ventura

  • Open Safari.
  • Click on Safari > Settings in the menu.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • You need to turn on the Developer view, so click on Show features for web developers (or Show Develop Menu).
  • Now you will see a new Develop option in the menu at the top of your screen. Click on that.
  • Click on Empty Caches. (You could also press on Option/Alt + Command + E.)

In Monterey or older

  • Click on Safari > Preferences in the menu.
  • Click on Advanced.
  • You need to turn on the Developer view, so click on Show Develop Menu.
  • Now you will see a new Develop option in the menu. Click on that.
  • Click on Empty Caches.
  • You could also press on Option/Alt + Command + E.

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That method will delete your Safari cache. You may also want to clear your browsing history. To do that follow these steps:

  • Click on History in the Safari menu.
  • Click on Clear History.

Finally, you can remove cookies by following these steps:

  • Click on Safari > Settings.
  • Click on the Privacy tab.
  • Click on Manage Website Data.
  • Click Remove All (or go through the different sites and choose whether or not to allow them).
  • Select Block all cookies to stop cookies in the future.
  • Click on Safari > Preferences.
  • Click on Privacy.

Just note that removing this data can mean you are logged out of websites that you used to be able to automatically log on to so make sure you know your passwords.

How to clear system cache

Next up we’ll run through how to clear system cache:

A word of warning before you start: Back up just in case something goes wrong! If you delete something that turns out to be important you can at least return to the way things were before. If the thought of making a mistake fills you with dread take a look at one of the options below that will do it for you – safely.

  • Open the Finder.
  • Click on Go > Go to Folder…
  • Type in Library/Caches/
  • Enter or click on Go.
  • Open each folder and choose what to delete. You could sort by Data Modified to see what hasn’t been added recently.
  • Drag caches into the Trash/Bin.
  • Don’t forget to delete your trash.

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This is a long and boring process that also happens to be really risky – so if you would rather reclaim your afternoon and not risk deleting something you shouldn’t, we recommend using one of the apps below.

How to delete application cache files

Along with gaining back some space, clearing files from application cache is something you might want to do if an app isn’t working properly, or if you want to speed a particular app up, but note it could have the opposite effect if you remove cached files that are required. For that reason, we again recommend that you back up your system before you start to delete.

  • Type in ~/Library/Caches/ (note that you need a ~ this time, it’s next to the Z).
  • Open each folder and choose what to delete.
  • Delete your trash.

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Again, if you aren’t 100 percent sure you know what you are doing, we recommend that you use a dedicated app to remove you application cache.

Best Apps for removing data from cache

We have a round-up of the best Mac cleaner apps where we run through some of our favorite options for deleting files and memory hogs. Among them, you will find some excellent solutions for removing cache files from your Mac.

Below are three options that we recommend.

How to use CleanMyMac X to clear cache

How to delete cache with CleanMyMac X

Get CleanMyMac X

CleanMyMac X from MacPaw claims to clear your cache safely, it refers to a Safety Database to do so.

CleanMyMac X can be downloaded from MacPaw’s website . It costs £34.95/$34.95 for a one-year subscription, although from time to time the company offers discounts. Alternatively, you can buy the software for £93.95/$89.95 if you don’t fancy forking out every year. You can download it for free , but if you want to delete anything you will need to pay up.

  • Open CleanMyMac X and click on System Junk.
  • Click on the Scan button. The app will start analyzing your system.
  • Once the scan is complete you will see a message indicating how much space can be freed up. This includes User Cache Files, System Log Files, Language Files, Document Versions, User Log Files and System Cache Files.
  • Click on Review Details to see more information. Here you get more details of the various cache files the software is offering to delete. So you could deselect anything you would rather not delete. (For example, you might prefer not to delete Document Versions, or you might want to keep some languages and not others. Plus you might prefer not to delete the cache associated with a particular app).
  • If you are happy to go ahead just click Clean. You may need to enter your password and install a helper tool. Now wait while CleanMyMac X cleans your system.

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How to delete cache with MacCleaner

Get MacCleaner Pro

MacCleaner Pro from Nektony is another option that is visually quite similar to CleanMyMac X. There is a free trial that is pretty much fully functional. To upgrade to the pro version costs £40.95/$44.95. Download it from Nektony .

  • Open MacCleaner Pro.
  • Click on Clean up Mac.
  • Here you will see various types of files you can delete, including Caches, Installation Files, Language Files and Downloads. You can deselect any you don’t wish to delete.
  • Click on Clean Up.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you are happy for the files to be deleted. Click on Review. You can click on the down arrows to see more information about each. Deselect any you don’t want to delete.
  • Click on Clean Up. 
Enter your password.

The great thing about MacCleaner Pro is that it functions in trial mode, rather than just showing you what you can delete and then asking you to purchase the software. The trial is time-limited though.

How to use CCleaner to clear cache

CCleaner for Mac costs $29.95/£29.95 for the Professional version. There is also a free version of CCleaner which you can download from the CCleaner website .

How to delete cache with CCleaner

Get CCLeaner

  • Open CCleaner.
  • Click on the Applications tab.
  • You’ll see which apps have files you can remove.
  • Click on Analyze and wait for the software to examine what you can delete.
  • It will then show you the files that can be removed. If you are happy to go ahead click on Run Cleaner.
  • You will see a warning that the process will permanently delete files from your system. Confirm that you wish to proceed.
  • You may need to install a helper tool, in which case: enter your password.
  • Wait while the app removes the cache files.

If you’re on a budget, DaisyDisk which has a one-off cost of $9.99/£9.99 is another solid choice for Mac cleaning, ranking #3 in our Best Mac Cleaners chart. For more advice read our tips for cleaning up your Mac to make it run faster.

Author: Karen Haslam , Managing Editor

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Karen has worked on both sides of the Apple divide, clocking up a number of years at Apple's PR agency prior to joining Macworld more than two decades ago. Karen's career highlights include interviewing Apple's Steve Wozniak and discussing Steve Jobs’ legacy on the BBC. Having edited the U.K. print and online editions of Macworld for many years, more recently her focus has been on SEO and evergreen content as well product recommendations and buying advice on Macworld.com.

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When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.

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  • Choose a time range, like Last hour or All time .
  • Select the types of information you want to remove.
  • Click Clear data .

Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome . For example, you can delete cookies for a specific site.

In other browsers

If you use Safari, Firefox, or another browser, check its support site for instructions.

What happens after you clear this info

After you clear cache and cookies:

  • Some settings on sites get deleted. For example, if you were signed in, you’ll need to sign in again.
  • If you turn sync on in Chrome , you’ll stay signed into the Google Account you’re syncing to in order to delete your data across all your devices.
  • Some sites can seem slower because content, like images, needs to load again.

How cache & cookies work

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.

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How and why to clear the cache on your Android phone

Quick links, what is a cache, how does a cache work, how to clear the cache on your android phone, how to clear storage on your android phone, why you should clear the cache on your android phone.

  • Regularly clearing your Android phone's cache can free up space and restore speed and responsiveness.
  • The cache serves as a memory bank for your phone, enhancing loading speeds and app performance.
  • Clearing the cache on individual apps can potentially fix performance issues and save storage space.

If you start noticing that your Android phone is struggling with performance , or specific apps are not functioning as they should, the culprit could very well be the cache. This seemingly small component of your smartphone plays a vital role in its operation. It's designed to store temporary data, helping your device to access frequently used information quickly and efficiently, thereby enhancing your overall experience.

Clearing the cache is akin to a digital detox for your phone -- it can resolve lingering issues, free up space, and restore your device's speed and responsiveness.

However, like any storage system, the cache can get cluttered over time. This clutter not only eats up valuable space but can also slow down your phone, leading to frustrating delays and app malfunctions. Clearing the cache is akin to a digital detox for your phone -- it can resolve lingering issues, free up space , and restore your device's speed and responsiveness. In this guide, we'll delve into the nitty-gritty of what a cache is and how it affects your Android phone.

We'll also walk you through the reasons why regular cache clearing is beneficial and provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to quickly clear your cache. Whether you're tech-savvy or new to the Android ecosystem, you should learn how to understand and manage your device's cache for optimal performance.

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Tech jargon explained.

The cache on your Android phone is a specialized form of temporary storage crucial for speeding up access to data from your apps and websites. It comes in two main types: the App Cache and the System Cache. The App Cache is specific to each application, storing things like images or profiles to quickly load them on subsequent visits. The System Cache, on the other hand, is maintained by the Android operating system itself, dealing with system-level processes.

Think of the cache as a memory bank for your phone, storing bits of information from your apps and websites.

When you launch an app, it checks the cache for needed data. If found and up-to-date, this speeds up the loading process significantly. While a well-managed cache enhances app response times and reduces data usage, an overloaded or corrupted cache can lead to slower performance and app crashes.

In simpler terms, think of the cache as a memory bank for your phone, storing bits of information from your apps and websites. This system of temporary data is crucial in enhancing the loading speeds of your phone and its apps. Luckily, you can manually clear the cache to potentially fix performance issues or free up space.

A caching system on your Android phone is designed to store certain information, like images or website data, so that when you return to that same site or app later, the phone can quickly retrieve that information from its cache instead of having to download it again. If some of the assets on the site or app rarely change, then they can just be loaded from the cache, which makes opening the app or site much faster than using your cellular signal to download it all from scratch.

A cache can be used for all sorts of things.

If you're often listening to the same old Spotify playlists, for example, then they might be cached to make sure you can jump right back in next time. Spotify says that this helps with playback and prevents lagging . Cache files are unique to the specific apps on your phone, and they aren't shared across the different apps. Different sites, apps, and games will all make use of cache files to improve your overall user experience and ensure your phone runs smoothly.

This can have some other effects on your device. If you have a lot of different apps installed, and each one is caching data, then this can soon lead to your phone storage being filled up. You can manually clear the cache for individual apps, though, which is ideal if you're having problems with particular apps. However, doing so might slow the app down the next time you use it until it caches the particular data again.

It's worth a try

If you've got problems with your phone that can't be solved by simply turning it off and on again, then clearing your cache might be one option. To clear a cache, you'll need to do it on an app-by-app basis.

Chances are, unless a lack of overall phone storage is your problem, then it's one app or another that's the issue rather than your phone as a whole. If you find that your entire phone is sluggish, then you might need to turn to a factory reset instead.

Here's how to clear the cache of a particular app:

  • Open your phone and navigate to the Settings .
  • Scroll down through the settings list and select the Storage option.
  • Search through the Apps list.
  • Tap on the app you want to fix.
  • Tap the button marked Clear cache .

When you clear the cache, you may have to log in to the app again next time you load it up.

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Clear the cache in an app's settings.

As well as clearing an app's cache via Android settings, you might also find that you can clear it via the app itself. Spotify, for example, lets you clear the cache from its own settings menu:

  • Open the Spotify app on your phone.
  • Tap the Home tab.
  • Tap the Settings gear at the top.
  • Select Storage .
  • Tap the Clear cache button.
  • Tap Clear cache again to confirm and fully delete the cache.

If you're looking to clear up your phone and free up storage, then this might be the time to do it as well. You'll see when you're in the app settings that there's also an option to clear storage. If you do that, though, you will remove all the data from the app, and it'll be like you've just installed it.

The Files by Google app is a great way to free up storage space if you've got an issue with too much data being used by your phone or particular apps.

What is Google Files, how does it work, and do you need it?

You can find the My Files app in your app drawer, and after it's launched, you'll see an option to free up storage. In the app, you'll find options to delete large files, uninstall unused apps, remove duplicate files, and clean junk files. You can also use Google Photos to back up your photographs and free up space that way.

It's an extra step to keep things running smooth

Cache files are important because they help apps run smoothly. When you clear the cache it will simply repopulate when you start using the app again.

However, clearing the cache can be useful. Sometimes older cache files can get corrupted and broken, which then leads to other issues. If you're having trouble seeing new features of an app or a website, for example, then it could be because you're seeing a cached version, and clearing the cache might fix it.

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You can see all the websites that have stored cookies and website data on your Mac, and you can remove some or all of it.

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Click Manage Website Data.

Select one or more websites, then click Remove or Remove All.

Removing the data may reduce tracking, but may also log you out of websites or change website behavior.

Note: Removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps.

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  3. Clear the history, cache and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad

    Find out how to delete your history, cookies and cache in Settings. Delete your history, cache and cookies. Clear your cookies and the cache, but keep your history. Delete a website from your history. Block cookies. Use content blockers. Delete history, cache and cookies. Go to Settings > Safari. Tap Clear History and Website Data.

  4. How to Clear Safari Browser Cache on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

    Clear your cache. 1. Click on the Safari tab at the top left of your screen and choose Preferences from the dropdown menu. Navigate to the Preferences section. Stefan Ionescu/Insider. 2. Click the ...

  5. How to Delete Cookies and Cache on Safari: Mac, iPhone, iPad

    5. Tap Remove All Website Data. This is at the bottom of the page. Your cookies and cache will be deleted. [2] If you want to delete your history along with your cookies and cache, return to the Safari settings page. Scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data, select a timeframe, and then tap Clear History. 6.

  6. How to Clear Safari Browsing History and Cache

    Scroll down and select Safari. Scroll down and select Clear History and Website Data. Choose the timeframe to clear ( Last hour, Today, Today and yesterday, or All history ), choose the profile or ...

  7. How to Clear Safari's Browsing History and Cookies on macOS

    If you simply want to clear part of your history, you can click "Show History" ("Command + Y"). Click on the site or use the "Command" key to select several sites, then press the "Delete" key. You can also click "Clear History" in the upper right corner to remove everything all at once. You can also right-click a history entry to delete it.

  8. How to Clear History, Cache, and Cookies in Safari on iPhone or iPad

    Open up the Settings app and find Safari in the left-hand list, and then scroll down the right side until you find the "Clear History and Website Data" button. You'll be prompted to verify that you really want to do this, and it will point out that this is also going to delete the history from other devices using your iCloud account to sync ...

  9. How to clear cache on Mac in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

    Open Safari. In the menu bar (top left of your screen) click History. At the bottom of the menu, choose Clear History…. You can also choose Safari > Clear History…. Use the drop-down menu to ...

  10. How to clear Safari cache, history and cookies on iPhone or iPad

    Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down and select Safari . Scroll down the menu and tap Clear History and Website Data . Tap Clear History and Data → select Close All Tabs. This procedure will remove all cookies, cache, and history from your iPhone completely. Furthermore, you can prevent the cache from piling up by surfing in ...

  11. How to clear Safari cache, history, and cookies on Mac

    However, if you wish to clear the cookies and cache for all your Safari profiles, then you must employ the following method. How to clear cache of all Safari profiles on Mac. Launch Safari → Click Safari in the menu bar → Select Settings. Proceed to the Advanced tab → Tick the checkbox adjacent to Show features for web developers.

  12. Clear Cache, Cookies and History on Safari

    Choose the time range to delete and then "Clear History". Safari now gives you a very simple interface for clearing your browsing cache, history, and cookies. When you click Clear History your cache, browser history, and cookies will be deleted for the specified time range. If you choose the default option of " all history " then the entire ...

  13. Clear cache on iPhone and iPad for Safari and more

    It doesn't take long for caches to fill up on iOS. From the default Safari browser, to third-party apps, follow along for how to clear the cache, history, and cookies on iPhone and iPad.

  14. How do I clear my cache, cookies and history in Safari?

    From time to time, you may be advised to clear your cache, cookies and browsing history to improve the performance of your internet browser. To clear your cache, cookies and browsing history in Safari: In the Safari browser: Click on the Safari menu in the top left hand corner next to the Apple symbol; Click on Settings... A new dialogue box ...

  15. How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Safari

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  16. How to clear cache on a Mac

    That method will delete your Safari cache. You may also want to clear your browsing history. To do that follow these steps: ... Select Block all cookies to stop cookies in the future. In Monterey ...

  17. How to clear the cache on your iPhone (and why you should)

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  18. Clear cache & cookies

    In Chrome. On your computer, open Chrome . At the top right, click More Clear browsing data. Choose a time range, like Last hour or All time. Select the types of information you want to remove. Click Clear data. Learn how to change more cookie settings in Chrome. For example, you can delete cookies for a specific site.

  19. How do I clear my browser cache and cookies?

    To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option. Click the Clear History link. In the Clear drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data. Click the Clear History button.

  20. how do you clear cookies and cache in edge?

    3. Under "Clear browsing data", click on "Choose what to clear"; 4. Under "Time Interval", select the desired period or "All time" to clear all; 5. Leave marked at least "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files"; 6. Click on "Clean Now". Feel free to ask back any questions. Click on the "Reply" button below my reply.

  21. How and why to clear the cache on your Android phone

    Regularly clearing your Android phone's cache can free up space and restore speed and responsiveness. The cache serves as a memory bank for your phone, enhancing loading speeds and app performance.

  22. Clear cookies in Safari on Mac

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  23. Clear cookies in Safari on Mac

    Note: Removing cookies and website data in Safari may change or remove them in other apps. See also Prevent cross-site tracking in Safari on Mac Enable cookies in Safari on Mac Clear your cache in Safari on iPhone Clear your cache in Safari on iPad