Clear your cache on Safari to free up storage space and help your device run more efficiently. K303/Shutterstock
You can clear your cache on Safari in just a few steps on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. When you clear cache on Safari, it can free up storage space and help your system run faster. In addition to cache, you may also want to clear cookies and browsing history on Safari.
A cache is a store of data. When you visit a website on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, the Safari browser keeps a snapshot of the pages you view.
If you go back to that website, Safari loads the cached page in an instant, instead of taking the time to retrieve the page from the internet again.
But an overloaded cache can take up storage space and cause your device to run inefficiently -and it could use a periodic clearing.
Quick tip: Along with cache, clearing cookies and browsing history on Safari may help resolve performance issues.
Here’s what you need to know to clear your cache on Safari, as well as your cookies and browsing history.
Navigate to the Preferences section.
Find History on the top of your screen.