How to Delete Browsing History in Safari on Your Mac

By default, the Safari web browser on your Mac keeps a log of websites that you have visited, including a significant amount of your browsing history. For that, you don’t need to type the website addresses you frequently visit every time.

Many users would want to erase all those records that Safari stores to increase their privacy and to reclaim some of the storage that the records occupy. If you are wondering what exactly will be erased from the Safari, take a look at the following:

  • History of webpages you opened
  • The back and forward list for open webpages
  • Top sites that are not marked as permanent
  • List of frequently visited sites
  • 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
  • Recent searches
  • Icons for open webpages
  • Snapshots saved for open webpages
  • List of items you downloaded (only the files that are not deleted)
  • Responses to requests to let websites use WebGL

Then, how to delete browsing history from your Safari on Mac?

1. Open the Safari web browser.
2. Click “History” in the menu at the top of the screen, Select “Clear History” at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
3. Select the period you want to check: “The last hour” “Today” “Today and yesterday” and “All history

Please note that if you have synced your Safari data with any Apple mobile devices via iCloud, the history on those devices will also be removed.

Here is how you can manage the data that Safari restores on Mac:

1. Open the Safari web browser.
2. Click “History” in the menu at the top of the screen, you will see a drop-down menu with icons and titles of the webpages you have recently visit. If you don’t see the website you are looking for, click “Earlier Today” “Recently Closed” or “Reopen Last Closed Window.”
3. Click any of the websites to load the respective page, or click one of the previous days at the bottom to see more options.


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