How to Clear Cache on Mac

Almost all applications on Mac OS X for one reason or another cache part of the data to a local disk. This often leads to complications in the system, due to the fact that the data may be damaged, and the application will start to work slowly or just occupy space on your hard drive.

The good news is that the caches can be removed without fear of breaking the application. Since they will be re-created when you first start the app (they’ll be smaller and without errors if there were any).

Note: It happens that cache memory could be useful, for example, and Autocomplete or saved passwords in browsers. If you probably know that you need this data, it’s better to skip the steps described below and remain cache folders responsible for specific applications.

How to Delete Caches?

Restart Your Mac

Temporary files should be removed over time or when the system reboots. Ideally, almost all of the cache files have been cleared when the system is restarted, unfortunately everything is not so optimistic. Still, once a week is advised to reboot the Mac. As a precaution.

Delete Caches Manually

Delete contents of the following folders

~/Library/Caches  (the folder is hidden, use our free app to see it: Funter)


clear cache mac

Yes, this are two various folders! 😉

Tip: If you need to remove the caches of any application, then remove all the content, but the folder with its name.

Then restart your computer. The first boot will be longer than usual – this is normal. This way you delete the cache files, most but not all of them.

To remove all cache files we recommend using Clear Disk app. It allows you to clear caches on your Mac in just a few clicks. Another great feature is deleting language resources. They can take up to 1Gb of space.