Clearing the cache in Safari 6 & 7

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This page will guide you through clearing the cache on your Mac’s Safari 6 & 7 browser. You might want to do this if you’re experiencing intermittent issues with your browser.


Note: Safari 6 & 7 was first launched with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in 2012 and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks in 2013 respectively. If you’re on a newer version of Mac OS X, you might also have a newer version of Safari.


If you’re looking to clear the cache on a different version of Safari or another browser entirely, kindly refer to one of our guides below:


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To clear the cache on your Safari 6 & 7 browser, follow the steps below.

(These instructions are made using Apple’s Safari version 7.0.1 Mac OS X Mavericks, but the principal should be the same for Safari 6 as well)

Step 1: Getting Started

Open Safari on your Mac computer.


Once your browser is open, navigate to the Mac menu bar.

Click Safari and select Preferences.


Step 2: Clearing Cookies


Select the Privacy tab and click on the Remove All Website Data button.


Click on the Remove Now button to proceed.

Note: This step first removes the stored cookies on your Safari browser.

Step 3: Enable Developer Menu


Select the Advanced tab and tick the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” check box.


Step 4: Clearing Cache


Now, go to your Safari’s menu bar and you should see a new tab called Develop.


Click on it and select Empty Caches.


Step 5: Cache Cleared

Congratulations! You’ve now successfully cleared all your Safari’s cookies & cache data from your Mac!


Note: If you do not see any difference, kindly restart your browser.

Alternative Step: Reset Safari


Alternatively, you can also select Reset Safari from the Safari menu to clear additional data stored in your browser.



Ensure that the Remove all website data box is checked.

Note: This is necessary to completely clear your cookies. Uncheck everything else to avoid deleting data unintentionally.


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