Safari browser is slowly gaining the market share because of the awesome features its offering now. Ranging from Downloading videos directly to installing extensions in the browser, seems like everyone is now shifting from Firefox or Internet Explorer to this clean & faster browser. In this article we are going to teach you how to remove and delete all the temporary content cache, cookies and the history of accessed websites from the browser’s settings. These steps are applicable for both Windows & Mac based Safari users.
Start the Safari browser and click on the settings button which is located at the right side corner of the browser.
Under the different preferences option, click on the ‘Reset Safari’ link which will display a list of options as shown below. Deselect any items you don’t want to reset:
- Clear history: Clears the list of webpages you’ve viewed.
- Reset Top Sites: Clears any changes you’ve made to Top Sites, such as adding or pinning sites. If you also clear your history, your Top Sites page reverts to showing the webpage previews displayed when you first installed Safari 5.
- Remove all webpage preview images: Clears any thumbnail images Safari has saved of webpages you’ve viewed.
- Empty the cache: Clears the webpages you’ve viewed from the temporary location on your computer where Safari stores them. The cache helps webpages load more quickly, so you may notice it takes some websites longer to open the first time you visit them after emptying the cache.
- Clear the Downloads window: Clears the list of files you’ve downloaded from websites. Only the names are removed; the files themselves are still on your disk until you remove them.
- Remove all cookies: Removes cookies that websites have stored on your computer.
- Remove all website icons: Removes website icons, which are small graphics that help identify sites on the Internet. You see them in the Safari address field and bookmarks list, and other places. These icons are stored on your computer.
- Remove saved names and passwords: Removes user names and passwords that Safari automatically fills in at websites that require them (if the AutoFill feature is turned on).
- Remove other AutoFill form text: Removes some personal information, such as telephone numbers, that Safari uses to automatically fill in forms on webpages (if the AutoFill feature is turned on). Removing AutoFill information does not remove information from your address book.
- Close all Safari windows: If you don’t close all Safari windows, someone could use the Back and Forward buttons to view the webpages you’ve visited.
- Reset all location warnings: Clears any information websites have saved about your location.