How to Clear the Browser Cache on Your MacBook

The browser cache can allow you to load websites faster. It does so by storing specific parts of a website in your internal storage and using these files on start-up instead of downloading them from a remote server. This can eventually slow your computer down, so the cache should be cleared regularly. Follow these simple steps to learn how.

1. Open your Browser
Open your browser you’d like to clear the cache of. Your home page will appear with a navigational panel at the top.

2. Click on ‘Safari’
Click on ‘Safari’. A drop-down list will appear.

3. Select ‘Preferences’
Click on ‘Preferences’ in the drop-down list. A dialog box with several tabs will open.

4. Click on the ‘Advanced tab’
Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab on the far right of the tab listings. Several ‘Advanced’ options will appear.

5. Enable the ‘Develop Menu’
Check the box next to the ‘Show Develop Menu’ in menu bar option at the bottom of the dialog box. You will see an extra ‘Develop’ menu in the menu bar/navigational panel of your browser.

6. Click on Develop in the Navigational Panel Above
Select the ‘Develop’ option in the menu bar. A drop-down list will appear.

7. Empty the Caches
In the drop-down menu, click on the ‘Empty Caches’ option. Your browser cache will then be cleared. No other window will appear. Simply clicking on it will clear the browser cache.

After following the above steps, your MacBook browser history will be cleared.