How to Clear Browser History on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you using a Mac and want to clear your browser history? Whether you want to maintain your privacy or simply clear out clutter, clearing your browser history is a simple process.

In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to clear your browser history on Mac using different browsers. Let’s get started!

Safari

If you are using Safari as your default browser on Mac, follow these steps to clear your browsing history:

  • Step 1: Open Safari by clicking on the Safari icon located in your dock.
  • Step 2: In the top menu, click on ‘History’.
  • Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select ‘Clear History’.
  • Step 4: A pop-up window will appear. Choose the time range for which you want to clear the history. You can select ‘all history’ to delete everything.
  • Step 5: Click ‘Clear History’ to confirm and clear your browsing history.

Your Safari browsing history is now cleared!

Google Chrome

If Google Chrome is your preferred browser, here’s how you can clear your browsing history:

  • Step 1: Launch Google Chrome by clicking on its icon in the dock.
  • Step 2: Click on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the browser window to open the menu.
  • Step 3: From the menu, hover over ‘History’, then click on ‘History’ again in the submenu that appears.
  • Step 4: On the left side of the screen, click on ‘Clear browsing data’.
  • Step 5: In the pop-up window, select the time range for which you want to delete your history. To delete everything, choose ‘All time’.
  • Step 6: Check the box next to ‘Browsing history’ and any other types of data you want to clear.
  • Step 7: Click on the ‘Clear data’ button to confirm and clear your browsing history.

Your Google Chrome browsing history is now cleared!

Mozilla Firefox

If you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser of choice, follow these steps to clear your browsing history:

  • Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox by clicking on its icon in the dock or Applications folder.
  • Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select ‘Clear Recent History’.
  • Step 4: In the pop-up window, choose the time range for which you want to delete your history. Selecting ‘Everything’ will remove all history.
  • Step 5: Expand the details section if you want to select specific types of data to clear (e.g., browsing & download history, cookies).
    • Note: You can press and hold Command (⌘) + Shift + Delete as a shortcut to open the Clear Recent History window.
  • Step 6: Click on the ‘Clear Now’ button to confirm and clear your browsing history.

Your Mozilla Firefox browsing history is now cleared!

Conclusion

Clearing your browser history on Mac is an essential step to maintain privacy and keep your browsing experience clutter-free. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily clear your browsing history in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Remember to choose the appropriate time range or select ‘all history’ if you want to remove everything.

Happy browsing!

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