How do I reset my Safari browser on Macintosh?

If your web browser often crashes, stops working the way it used to, or you experience any problem viewing or navigating a website, you may need to reset your browser to its default state.


  • Start by into the History menu.

  • At the very bottom, you will see Clear History and Website Data.

  • When you select this command, you will be taken to Clear History menu.

  • Click Clear All History then it will clear the history and cache.

  • Click the button on the dialog labeled Reset to complete the process.

Note: It does NOT actually show you a finished window. You will have to quit and restart Safari.

  • Generally, using the ‘Clear All History' command to do a full 'Reset’ of safari.

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