How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Safari Mac?

Learn how to perform a hard refresh to redownload new files and images from the server. This will clear the local browser cache of the Safari browser on Mac.

If the website you’re visiting is not responding or the content within the page is not getting updated with the changes you’ve made, then it’s recommended to perform a hard refresh on the website.

The hard refresh or reload will delete all the content and cache files that are stored in the browser cache. Hence, resulting in new browser content to be downloaded from the webserver.

Related: How to Refresh and Reload Webpage in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

You might notice the website is loading slow for the first time after the hard refresh, however, this is an expected behavior after clearing cache from safari.

How to Hard Refresh a Page in Safari macOS?

Here are the steps to hard refresh a website page on safari browser on computer:

  1. Launch the Apple Safari browser on the computer.
  2. Open the Website that you want to hard refresh.
  3. Keypress and hold the Command button on the keyboard.
  4. Within the URL bar, click on the refresh icon reload arrow icon in the browser.
  5. The website will be reloaded again on the safari browser.

Command and Reload for Hard Refresh in Safari Mac OS

This will delete all the files and cache storage for the website and perform a hard reload.

The reloading the page after a hard refresh will take some time. The locally cached files are deleted and new files are downloaded from the server.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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