Clear browser cache in Safari

by Johannes

Clear browser cache in Safari to remove the accumulated data junk like images from your Mac

Mac: Clear Safari cache via shortcut

The cache is where images and data from the websites you visit are stored to make them load faster. But after some time, a lot of unnecessary data accumulates there. You have two options to clear the cache in Safari. The fastest way is via shortcut:

  • On the Mac, use the key combination [command] + [option] + [E]. The cache will be cleared without any additional request.
  • On the Windows PC, clear the cache using the shortcut [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [E]. You will be asked if you really want to clear the cache. Confirm this with Enter.

Developer Menu: Clear Safari cache on Mac

You can also clear the cache on Mac manually with a mouse click. To do this, you must first make the “Developer” menu item visible:

  • Open Safari and click on “Safari” in the top left menu bar.
  • Click “Preferences” there and switch to the “Advanced” category in the top right corner.
  • Set the checkmark at the very bottom of “Show menu developer in the menu bar”. The corresponding item should now be visible in the menu bar.
  • To clear the cache now click on the new item “Developer” and then on “Clear cache memory” (see screenshot).

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