How to Delete Safari History on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever wanted to clear your browsing history on Safari? Whether you want to maintain your privacy, free up some storage space, or just start fresh, deleting your Safari history on Mac is a quick and easy process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete your Safari history effectively.

Step 1: Launching Safari

To begin the process, open the Safari browser on your Mac. You can find it in the Dock or by searching for it using Spotlight. Once opened, make sure you are on the Safari window.

Step 2: Accessing History

In order to delete your browsing history, you need to access the History menu. To do this, click on the “History” tab in the menu bar at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear with various options.


Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Y to quickly access the History menu.

Step 3: Clearing History

In the History drop-down menu, you will see an option called “Clear History..”. Click on it to proceed.


You can also use the keyboard shortcut Option + Command + 2 to directly access the Clear History option.

Step 4: Choosing Time Range

After clicking on “Clear History.”, a pop-up window will appear with different time range options. You can choose how much of your browsing history you want to delete. The available options include:

  • The last hour: This option will remove all browsing activity from the past hour.
  • Today: This option will clear all browsing activity from today.
  • Today and yesterday: This option will delete browsing history from today and yesterday.
  • All history: This option will remove your entire browsing history.

Step 5: Confirming Clear

After selecting the desired time range, click on the “Clear History” button to confirm your choice. Safari will then proceed to delete your browsing history.


Keep in mind that this action cannot be undone. Once you clear your browsing history, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you have backed up any important information before proceeding.

Step 6: Verifying Deletion

To ensure that your Safari history has been successfully deleted, you can go back to the History drop-down menu. You should see that the “Clear History.” option is now grayed out, indicating that there is no more browsing history to delete.

Congratulations! You have successfully cleared your Safari history on Mac. By regularly deleting your browsing history, you can maintain your privacy and keep your Mac running smoothly.


Deleting your Safari history on Mac is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Remember to choose the appropriate time range for deletion and confirm your choice before proceeding. Regularly clearing your browsing history can help protect your privacy and optimize the performance of Safari on your Mac.

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