How to Clear the Cache on a Mac
What is the cache? It’s the area where your computer stores temporary files for fast access. For example, Internet browsers (like Safari and Chrome) check the cache memory to speed up loading for frequently accessed web pages. Applications also use temporary data storage for faster startup.
Here’s how problems may arise. First, even if you remove an application from your Mac, its cache remains untouched. The total size of these files left behind by different applications can be as much as several gigabytes. So deleting these files can help you clean up a lot of disk space. Second, sometimes an application cache can get damaged, which can lead to other problems: the app may stop working or slow down, or it may reset randomly, for example. In this case, cleaning the cache would also be a good step to take.
As you can see, clearing the cache on a Mac can be quite helpful if you want to free up disk space and resolve application performance problems. Movavi has the ideal software for these and many other Mac performance issues – Movavi Mac Cleaner! Our program is compatible with all recent versions of OS X (Mavericks, Yosemite, etc.), so all you need is to download Mac Cleaner and follow this simple guide.
Step 1: Install Movavi Mac Cleaner
Open the file you’ve downloaded and follow the installation instructions.
Step 2: Scan Your Mac
Launch Mac Cleaner and wait for the program to check for unnecessary files on your computer.
Step 3: Remove Unwanted Files
The quickest way to get rid of unwanted temporary files is to use the AutoClean function. Simply click Start Cleaning and the program will safely remove cache and log files and clean out the trash.
If you want to remove temporary files manually, open the different submenus in the System Cleanup section and choose the types of files you want to clear (User or System Cache) as well as any individual files for removal. You can also do this from the System Cleanup main screen by using the appropriate on/off switches and the Detailed Results buttons. To remove unneeded files, click Start Cleaning.
Now you know how to delete the cache on a Mac. With our professional cache cleaner, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!
See what else Movavi Mac Cleaner can do for you:
Movavi Mac Cleaner
- Remove unwanted junk from your Mac
- Safely uninstall unused apps
- Free up disk space
- Speed up the system
- Protect your Mac from viruses
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