How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac?

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A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information.

Safari

To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support.

  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option.
  2. Select the Preferences link.
  3. In the Preferences window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, select the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox.
  5. Return to the Safari menu bar and click the Develop option.
  6. Select the Empty Caches link.

 

Chrome

To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.

  1. On the Chrome menu bar, click the Chrome option.
  2. Select the Clear browsing data link.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select the time range for which you want to clear browsing data.
  4. Clear browsing data by selecting checkboxes. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files checkboxes.
  5. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.

 

Firefox

To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option.
  2. Select the Preferences link.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link.
  5. Select the Cache checkbox. You can select multiple checkboxes for other browser information to clear as well.
  6. Click the Clear Now button.

 

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