How to clear disk space on Mac

How to clear disk space on Mac

If you’ve noticed that your Mac is running slower, there’s probably a cache build-up. This is not critical and can be easily fixed.


Caches are temporary files that are created by the operating system during operation. There are several types of cache: system cache, software cache and browser cache.

Some applications delete accumulated files on their own. However, some applications store many files and put a heavy load on the operating system.

Back up your files before you do anything else. The built-in Time Machine will help you if you delete something important and want to restore it.


How to clear cache on Mac:

  • Close all programmes.
  • Open the Finder.
  • In the top right corner, select “Navigate to folder” and type ~/Library/Caches.
  • Open each folder and delete its contents (do not delete the folders themselves).
  • Finally, delete the files from the Recycle Bin.


How to clear the Safari cache on a Mac:

  • Open the browser.
  • Go to the “Settings” menu.
  • Open “Extras” and activate the “Show Development menu” checkbox.
  • Go to the “Development” menu at the top of the screen and click on “Clear caches”.