For security reasons, as well as very useful in many cases to be able to consult web pages already visited, Safari’s web browser, like many others, keeps a history of all the websites and pages you enter. This is something that can be very useful on many occasions, like if, for example, you can’t remember the name of a certain site, or if you want to re-read an interesting article that you have already visited.
However, the truth is that there are other times when Safari’s browsing history can conflict, such as when accessing compromised pages or when you don’t want other people see websites that you have accessed from your computer. To avoid this, Safari has its own private browsing mode, with which no browsing data is stored on the computer, but If you forgot to activate it, don’t worry, because it is possible to delete the browsing history later
Here’s how you can delete your Safari browsing history on any computer with macOS
As we mentioned, in those cases where incognito mode arrived a little later than it should, it is possible to completely erase (or only a period) the browsing history in Safari for Mac.
To do this, you just have to follow the next steps:
- In the menu bar at the top of Safari for Mac, select option Record. A drop-down menu will open and you will have to choose the option “Clear history …”.
- A new window will appear with a drop-down list, where you must choose the time period for which to delete the browsing history. You have the option of clearing the history of a day, the last hour or the date of installation of macOS.
- Select the “Clear history” button to confirm the changes and delete the list of visited pages.
Once done, Safari search history will be permanently deleted both on the Mac and on other devices that sync data through iCloud. In addition, it should be noted that With the deletion, not only the record of visited pages will be deleted, but everything following is included:
- History of web pages you have visited
- List of advances and retreats in open web pages
- List of frequently visited sites
- recent research
- Web page icons
- Saved snapshots of open web pages
- List of downloaded items (downloaded files that have not been deleted)
- Added websites for quick web search
- Websites that have asked you to use your location
- Websites that have asked you to send their notifications
This way, as you may have seen, although private browsing mode was not enabled in Safari browser, the truth is that virtually all data is removed from the browser, making it much harder to explore. However, it is important that you keep in mind that in the rest of the devices used to access the Internet (such as the router or the network operator’s servers), they will keep information about the pages visited for future reference. security reasons.