Safari for Mac: Clear your Safari browsing history

Clear your Safari browsing history

You can remove all records that Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you choose. If your Mac and your other devices have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences, your browsing history is removed from all of them. Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited.

  • Choose History > Clear History, click the pop-up menu, then choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

When you clear your history, Safari removes data it saves as a result of your browsing, including:

  • History of webpages you visited

  • The back and forward list for open webpages

  • Top Sites that aren’t marked as permanent

  • Frequently visited site list

  • Recent searches

  • Icons for webpages

  • Snapshots saved for open webpages

  • List of items you downloaded (downloaded files aren’t removed)

  • Websites added for Quick Website Search

  • Websites that asked to use your location

  • Websites that asked to send you notifications

  • Websites with plug-in content you started by clicking a Safari Power Saver notice

  • Responses to requests to let websites use WebGL

Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
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