Deleting the browser cache on a mac

Each browser handles clearing the cache data differently. As in Windows each browser on Apple devices has it's own place to store the cache data. Here we show you, step by step, how to delete the cached files in the Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers.


How to clear the cache in Google Chrome

To delete the browser cache in your Google Chrome browser on a Mac please follow one of these instructions.

1. Using the keyboard-shortcut
  1. Press the keys [shift] + [cmd] + [del].
  2. A new browser tab with a popup window opens. In the drop-down menu at the top, you can select which time range you want to delete the cache. You can select from the following options: past hour, past day, past week, last 4 weeks, the beginning of time. If you want to delete all the cache data select "the beginning of time".
  3. Enable the checkbox "Cached images and files".
  4. Click on the button "Clear Browsing data" and reload the website.

You can also Install Extensions for Google Chrome to delete the browser cache with one click.

*use at your own risk*

Clear Cache
Clear Cache Shortcut
Cache Killer  

More Extensions for Chrome  


How to clear the cache in Mozilla Firefox

To delete the cache on a Mac in the Firefox browser, please do the following:

  1. In the main menu of the browser select "History" and below that the submenu-item "Clear Recent History..."
  2. A popup opens. In the drop-down menu, you can define the time range you want to delete the cache. You have the following options: last hour, last two hours, last four hours, today or Everything.
  3. To delete all cache data, select "Everything" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Afterwards, click on the arrow next to "Details" to show the different possibilities for which data should be deleted. If you want to delete only the cache, then check only the checkbox next to "Cache".
  5. With a click on the button "Clear now" you delete the cache.
  6. Reload the site afterwards.

To delete the cache with one click you can install extensions for Firefox. 

*use at your own risk*

Empty Cache Button
Clear Cache Button
Clear Site Cache  

More Extensions for Firefox  


How to clear the cache in Safari

If you want to delete the browser cache in Safari, you can do that quickly with a keyboard shortcut or through the developer menu. 

Apple makes it easy: Deleting Safari's Browser cache through a keyboard shortcut

The fastest way to clear your cache is to use following shortcut: [CMD] + [ALT] + [E].


How to clear the cache in Opera

In the Opera browser, you can delete the cache quite easily. Follow this step by step guide to find the options.

1. Using the keyboard-shortcut
  1. Press the keys [shift] + [cmd] + [del].
  2. The settings open in the browser window within a popup window. In the drop-down menu at the top of the popup, you can select which time range you want to delete the cache for. You can select from the following options: past hour, past day, past week, last 4 weeks, the beginning of time. If you want to delete all the cache data select "the beginning of time".
  3. Enable the checkbox "Cached images and files".
  4. Click on the button "Clear Browsing data" and reload the website.
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