How to clear and view browsing history in Safari on a Mac

This article explains how to view browsing history and clear the web cache, cookies, and history. Safari collects and saves a detailed history of your internet navigation. Note that if you are using iCloud, deleting your browser history will remove your history from all of your iDevices (like iPad or iPhone) signed into your iCloud account. So, here is how to check browser history:

How to view browsing history

  1. Open Safari on your Mac
  2. Choose History.Safari history
  3. You will see a list of recently visited web pages. You can also see your full history. You can also see your recently closed Safari windows. Safari view history
  4. You can also search your browsing history. Simply choose History > Show All History and enter your keyword in the Search field so that you can find what you are looking for.safari how to search browsing history

How to delete history on Mac

There are three methods to do this:

Method 1

  1. Open Safari
  2. Go to Safari > Clear HistorySafari Clear History
  3. You can clear: All History, The Last Hour, Today, Today and Yesterday. safari history

Method 2

  1. Open Safari
  2. Go to History
  3. And select Clear Historysafari clear browsing history

Method 3

  1. Open Safari
  2. Show All History
  3. Clear Historyclear safari history on mac

How To Set Your Mac So That Your Mac Removes History Automatically

Also note that, unless you clear, Mac can keep your history for as long as a year. However you can change this setting. If you want to do so, here is how:

  1. Open Safari on your Mac
  2. Choose Preferences (or press Command and ,)mac safari preferences
  3. Select General panel
  4. Then choose how often your Mac removes history often mac should remove history

If you are interested, we did the same type of posts also for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox. Check them out if you need to delete the browser history from those browsers as well.

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