Safari is the default browser that comes with your Mac. Millions of users enjoy Safari’s innovative and powerful features every day. It loads web pages faster. Unfortunately over time it may start running slow.
There are several easy and quick things you can do to make sure that safari on your Mac is running in top shape.
1. Clean history and cache
Safari stores all information including sites you have visited, items you have downloaded and more in the browsing history folder. Over time cache grows up quite large or gets corrupted and it adversely affects on Safari speed as Mac will take more time searching the cache when it could fetch the data from the internet in less time. You can easily clean history and cache using TuneupMyMac in no time. It will help you improve your browsing experience.
2. Reset Safari
Resetting Safari is a quick way to empty the cache, clear all cookies, erase history and reset auto fill information. This can provide a fix for every issue you may be experiencing. Resetting Safari restores it to the original settings and you lose your history, top sites and preferences. You can reset Safari from Safari menu; there you can see the option Reset Safari.
3. Delete the Safari Preferences File
Deleting the preferences can make the safari work properly again in cases preferences file may have been corrupted. You can safely delete the Safari Preferences file because a new one will be created the next time you open the app, but you will lose preferences such as homepage, bookmarks, etc. To delete Safari’s preferences file: Open Finder > ~/ Library / Preferences and delete the file com.apple.Safari.plist.
4. Disable unwanted Safari Extensions
Extensions may have your favorite feature in Safari; keep in mind the more extensions you have, the more you increase the complexity of the browser itself. So use extensions wisely, make sure to keep useful extensions only, and disable the extensions you do not use or you think may be causing speed issues.
You can manage extensions (enable or disable) in safari, from Safari’s preferences. To do so, open Safari’s preferences from the Safari menu and go to Extensions tab and turn off the extension you do not use.
5. Disable unwanted Plug-ins
Plug-ins that is not properly functioning can slow Safari down considerably. The best thing is to remove such plug-ins to speed up the Safari. You can do so by clicking the Macintosh HD> Library>Internet Plugins>folder. Once you are done with this, relaunch the Safari if the problem still occurs then install latest versions of the plug-ins.