Is Safari Running Too Slow on Your Mac? Tips to Speed It Up

Is Safari running rather slow in your Mac OS X? Here are the smart tricks you can try to fix Apples web browser instantly.

Apple Safari has emerged as one of the most advanced web browsers designed to be used on iOS and OS X platforms. Apart from being more secure and fast, it has plenty of features like, Private mode to immensely enhance user-experience. No wonder Apple device owners really enjoy using it; even though there are some equally competent web browsers are available.

There are times when Safari begins to run rather slowly on Mac. Even when there is a good network on the device, Apple’s web browser becomes very lethargic. And, in case you are not much aware of how it fix this annoying issue, you are bound to feel disappointed with it.

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Safari Running Slow on Mac

Having already posted an article as to how you can accelerate Safari on your iPhone and iPad, we are going to walk you through the handy tips through which you can speed-up Safari on your Mac as well. Let’s dive ahead! 

Safari Running Slow on Mac: How to Speed it Up

By default, Safari keeps the record of what you search on the web to let you access those searched websites quickly. However, over the time, they pile up and become problematic. As a result, the web browser gets affected and doesn’t run as smoothly as you expect. Hence, it’s advisable to clean up the cache from time to time.

Empty Safari Cache on Mac

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Step #1. Launch Safari on your Mac.

Step #2. Next up, you need to click on Safari in the menu bar.

Step #3. Click on Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Safari on Mac

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Step #4. A new window will appear on the screen. Click on Advanced from the top right-hand corner.

Step #5. Up next, you have to click on the “Show Develop menu in the menu bar” at the bottom.

Click on Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar in Safari Preferences on Mac

Step #6. From the top navigation menu, you will have to click on Develop.

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Step #7. Finally, click on Empty caches in the drop down menu.

Click on Empty Cache in Safari on Mac

Clear History and Website Data in Safari on Mac

Step #1. Head over to Safari on your Mac.

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Step #2. Click on Safari from the top left corner.

Step #3. Click on Clear History and Website Data.

Click on Clear History and Website Data in Safari on Mac

Step #4. Now, you have four options:

  • The last hour
  • Today
  • Today and yesterday
  • All history

Click on Clear All History in Safari on Mac

You need to select is All history and then click on Clear History.

That’s all!

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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