Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
November 2, 2022
6 minutes to read

Despite the fact that cache files generally help to speed up your web browsing, over time, these files take up significant disk space and may slow down your Mac.

You should clear the browser cache in case you need to free up disk space on your computer. In this article, we will show you how to clear Google cache on Mac.


  1. How to clear cache
  2. How to clear cache in Google Chrome manually
  3. The easy way to clear Google Chrome cache
  4. Frequently asked questions about Google cache

Should you clear cache

Cache files are used to store rarely modified resources from sites and thus reduce the traffic and make the loading of web pages faster. Browser caches are temporary files on your computer (images, flash elements, sounds and so on) featured on the web page and can be located on your hard drive.

In case you need to free up some disk space on your Mac, you should clear these cache files. Also, clearing the browser cache will help to solve some issues with the downloading of web pages.

How to clear cache in Google Chrome manually

We will show you two manual options of Google Chrome cache removal.

How to manually delete Google Chrome cache using the browser:

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the Menu → Chrome → Clear Browsing Data… or press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete key combination.
  3. chrome menu with Clear browser data option selected

  4. Switch to the Advanced tab.
  5. Select whatever Chrome temporary internet files you want to delete.
  6. clearing browser data window - Advanced tab

  7. Click Clear data.

How to manually delete Google Chrome cache using the Mac Finder

Every browser has its own caching algorithm and stores the caches in its directory. If you are using a Mac, then the Chrome caches will be located in the hidden Library folder and the Google Chrome cache location will be ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/

Just follow these steps to remove the Chrome cache from Mac Library manually:

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Press Command+Shift+G on your keyboard.
  3. Type ~/Library in the search field and click Go.
  4. go to Folder in Finder - Library location

  5. Go to the Caches → Google → Chrome and remove Cache from there.
  6. Finder window showing chrome cache files

  7. Then empty Trash to clear browser cache in Google Chrome entirely.

The easy way to clear Google Chrome cache

Another easy way to clear the web cache or caches of any Mac application and the system is to use a free utility App Cleaner & Uninstaller. The utility was basically designed to uninstall apps completely, but it also allows you to clear caches of separate programs and even find the service files of the apps that have already been removed from your Mac.

Here is how to clear the cache of Google Chrome with App Cleaner & Uninstaller:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Find Chrome in the list of apps.
  3. Select cache files in the right section and click Remove Service Files.
  4. Clearing Chrome cache files with App Cleaner Uninstaller

  5. Confirm the removal of caches.
  6. Confirmation window to clear chrome cache on Mac

The main advantage of this option is that you can use App Cleaner app to find and remove cache files of any app on your Mac.


We hope that our article has given the answers to all your questions about Google and Chrome cache. You now know the types of cache, how to view cached pages, how to clear Google Chrome cache. If you have any more questions, just write in the comments. We’ll be happy to assist you.

Frequently asked questions about Google cache

What is Google cache?
What is a Google cached page?
How to search for cached pages
How to view Google cached pages
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