How to Restore Default Settings in Safari

Learn how to Restore Factory Settings on Safari. Find out how to wipe all data and set default settings in Safari browser.

Click to see instructions for your operating system:

  1. macOS

For macOS:

  1. First, open your Safari browser. Safari - Safari starting page
  2. You will be required to complete certain steps to reset Safari.
  3. Then, let's clean the history. Open your top menu bar. Safari - Open Safari browser
  4. Click on Safari. Safari - Open to menu bar
  5. Choose Clear History from the list. Safari - From the list choose 'Clear History'
  6. To confirm that you indeed want to clear the history, click Clear History button. Safari - Click Clear History
  7. Your history is now cleaned!
  8. We will now clean caches.
  9. Again, open your top menu bar. Safari - Open Safari browser
  10. Open preferences. Safari - Move your cursor to the upper section of the screen to show the menu
  11. Navigate to the Advanced tab. And make sure you have Show Develop menu in menu bar switched on. Safari - Make sure you have the 'Show Develop menu in menu bar' switched on
  12. Now, from the top menu bar, choose the Develop option. Safari - Choose Develop from the upper menu bar
  13. Find and click on Clean Caches. Safari - Choose Empty Caches from the list
  14. Great! After your caches are all cleaned up, we can move to the last step!
  15. All is left to do is to Clear cookies.
  16. Open the top menu bar. Safari - Open menu bar
  17. Open preferences again. Safari - Move your cursor to the upper section of the screen to show the menu
  18. This time you have to open the Privacy tab. Safari - Go to privacy
  19. Click on Manage Website Data. Safari - Click on the Manage Website Data button
  20. Now click on Remove All located at the bottom of the opened window. Safari - Click remove all
  21. You have to confirm your decision by clicking Remove Now. Safari - Click remove now
  22. You have cleared your cookie files! Safari - Cookies cleared!
  23. Great job! You have reset Safari!

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WARNING !
Hard Reset will erase all of your data.
All described operations you are doing at your own risk.
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