6 steps to make Mac OS Safari faster, Speed up Safari now!




Apple’s browser Safari is known for its speed and stability, but if you use the Safari internet browser many hours a day, you can imagine that the Safari browser gets slow and might not be as fast as Safari was before. So, the Safari browser becomes slower and sluggish. Not to mention the necessary updates for Mac OS X that impact the Safari performance.All the hours on the internet with Safari could take its toll on the performance, time for a cleanup to make Safari faster. Ready to speed up Safari? In this article, I have 6 tips for you to make Safari as fast as it was before, that’s a promise. Read on…

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cleanmymac safari cleanup

If you still would like to speed up Safari yourself, follow our tips below!

Tip 2: Manage Safari Website data

First open the Safari browser, if not open already!
In the Safari menu, select Preferences (CMD + comma) and goto the tab Privacy.

manage website data safari mac os

Once in the Privacy tab, click the button Manage Website Data.

remove cookies safari mac os

Click the Remove All button to clear Safari from cookies. This will speed up Safari but will also log the user out from all websites.

Tip 3: Stop plug-ins to save power

Go to the next tab Advanced and uncheck the checkbox stop plug-ins to save power. This will make Safari faster but uses more power from the device battery.

stop plug-ins to save power safari mac os

Tip 4: Empty Safari Caches

In the same Advanced tab, enable the checkbox “Show Developer menu in the menu bar”. Go to the menu Developer and click Empty Caches.

safari empty caches

Tip 5: Disable or Remove Safari browser extensions

Do you need extensions, or did you need extensions? Now it’s time for a check up. Uninstall the safari extensions that you do not need.

Go to the tab Extensions, uncheck the extension or click the extension and select Uninstall. The fewer extensions, the faster Safari becomes.

uninstall or disable safari browser extensions

Tip 6: Reset Safari completely

This last tip will reset Safari to default settings, nothing is saved! If you encounter any problem with Safari, this is the tip for you. This reset procedure is not recommended or supported by Apple.

Save this command in a text editor:

rm -rf ~/Library/Safari/;rm -rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.apple.Safari*;rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari*;rm -rf ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.Safari*;rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari*

  1. Close Safari
  2. Press CMD + Spacebar at the same time
  3. type: terminal
  4. Paste the command above in the terminal
  5. Press enter
  6. Restart Safari

mac os safari after the reset

This will reset Safari completely, and nothing is saved. This is how it looks after the reset!

If you Mac is sluggish, shows pop-ups or the homepage is hijacked? Do you think the mac is infected with malware?
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