Clearing the cache in Safari

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This page will guide you through clearing the cache on your Mac’s Safari 5 browser. You might want to do this if you’re experiencing intermittent issues with your browser.


Note: Safari 5 was first launched with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in 2010. 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:


Clearing cache on Safari 6 & 7 browser

Clearing cache on Safari 8 browser

Clearing cache on Safari 10 browser

Clearing cache on other browsers


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To clear the cache on your Safari 5 browser, follow the steps below.

(These instructions are made using Apple’s Safari version 5.1.5 on Mac OS X Lion)

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 Empty Cache.


Step 2: Clearing Cache

Safari will now prompt you with a message “Are you sure you want to empty the cache?“.



Click Empty to proceed.

Step 3: 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.


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