How to Clear Your Cache: Safari

By December 27, 2017Content, Design, Tutorial

Caching Problems?

Since each browser has a slightly different approach in clearing their cache, we broke up our blog posts into a four part series. Find out the steps in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox in from our previous posts. Our fourth and final post will give you direction for clearing your cache in Safari.

Computer screen with refresh symbol on web page

To review; a cache is a place where files are stored temporarily. When visiting a website, your browser saves (caches) various pieces of the site. This process is not necessarily a bad thing, because it allows for quick load time and increased performance when revisiting the site. Caching can even, and often does, employ on the server side to help websites load faster for new visitors.

Overall the process improves visitor experience; however, it can cause headaches when trying to make changes on the backend. Since the browser saves those pieces frequently, it displays what has been saved in the past, rather than the newest update you were hoping to see.

You may be wondering, how do I work around this? Well we have a solution for you. 

Below is our helpful infographic, explaining the steps for clearing your cache in Safari, on both Desktop and Mobile:

Infographic on How To Clear Your Cache in Safari

Added Benefits

Not only does clearing your cache allow for changes to show up properly, it also helps with privacy and security. In the past, your saved passwords would be lost during a cache refresh; however many browsers (such as Safari) have added the option to choose what gets cleared when you empty your browsing data. Our recommendation is to always clear your “Cached Images and Files” at minimum.

Check out our other posts on the ‘How To Clear Your Cache’ in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

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