How to Clear Cache on a Mac

How to Clear Cache on a Mac

What are main cache types?

There are roughly three main types of caches you can clean on your Mac:

  1. System cache
  2. User cache (including app cache and DNS cache)
  3. Browser cache.


  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. In the Safari menu select Preferences.
  3. In the Advanced section tick Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. Click on Develop in the menu bar and select Empty Caches.
  5. Close the Safari browser to finish the cache clearing.



If you use one of the most popular browsers, Chrome, follow the next steps to clear caches:

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. In the Chrome menu select Preferences.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced.
  4. At the end of the list of Privacy and Security section click on Clear browsing data.
  5. Tick Cached images and files, choose Time range and click on the Clear Data button.


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