How to Clear Cache on Mac (2022)

How to Clear Cache on Mac (2022)


How to Clear Cache on Mac (2022)

Do you need to clear Cache files on your MAC? then this article is for you


Try deleting your Mac’s cache if it’s not operating well or if you’re constantly out of space.

There are many ways to boost your Mac’s performance, but one quick and simple way to make it function better is to clear your computer’s cache.

And although you don’t have to regularly erase the cache on your Mac, it’s a good idea to conduct some spring cleaning occasionally. Your computer gathers temporary files (such as photos) from websites you visit, which can be removed by clearing your cache.

Here’s how to clear the cache on a Mac if your iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air is slow or if you want to clean up your storage without having to remove your photographs, videos, and music.


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The process to clear the cache on Mac is different than the one used to clear the cache on iPhones and iPad. It’s actually a bit easier because there’s a shortcut on macOS.

  1. Open up Finder on your Mac.
  2. With the Finder window open, hold down shift, command, and G. A new window will pop up.
  3. In that window type in ~/Library/Caches.
  4. Click Go.
  5. Once you do that you’ll be brought to the folder that contains your Mac’s cached data. You now have a few options. You can manually select what you want to delete or you can delete everything.
  6. If you want to delete everything, press command A which will select all of your folders.
  7. With all of them selected, press command and delete.
  8. After you do this, you’ll be prompted to put in your Mac’s password. After you input the password, your cached data will be deleted.

If you’d prefer to delete your Mac’s cached data without a shortcut, you can use the following steps. This is useful if your keyboard isn’t responding.

  1. Minimize or close all windows so that the taskbar at the top of your Mac’s screen says, Finder.
  2. Click Go.
  3. Now click Go to Folder.
  4. A search box will pop up and you’ll want to type in ~/Library/Caches.
  5. Click Go.
  6. And then In the toolbar click Edit and then click Select All.
  7. Now, in the toolbar click File and select Move to Trash.
  8. Enter your Mac’s password to complete the process.


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After you’ve done that you may want to clear the cache of apps like Safari and/or Chrome. This will help you clear out space and it could help your computer run a bit faster.

  1. If you use Apple’s Safari browser on your Mac, here’s how to get rid of cookies and other data stored on your device.
  2. Open up Safari on your Mac.
  3. With Safari open, look in the upper left of the toolbar and click Safari.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Clear History. This will clear your browsing history.
  5. Next, click Safari from the toolbar, and this time select Preferences.
  6. Go to the Advanced tab.
  7. Look down and check the box that says Show Develop menu in the menu bar. Close this window.
  8. You should now see a Develop tab on your toolbar. Click that.
  9. In the new drop-down menu, click Empty Caches.




  • Open up Chrome.
  • In the top left corner of the toolbar click Chrome.
  • In the drop-down menu click Clear Browsing Data.
  • You will now be in your browser’s settings where you can pick and choose what to delete.
  • Select what you want and click Clear Data.


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