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Safari 16.4.1

Apple has released Safari 16.4.1 for macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 11 Big Sur with a patch for the serious WebKit vulnerability addressed in other updates (see “iOS 16.4.1, iPadOS 16.4.1, and macOS 13.3.1 Address Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Fix Bugs,” 7 April 2023). We recommend installing it right away. You can download Safari 16.4.1 only via Software Update. (Free, release notes, macOS 11+)

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Comments About Safari 16.4.1

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  1. After updating to 16.4.1 I can’t clear history anymore without quitting and restarting Safari.

  2. What happens when you try?

  3. Adam,

    I had 20 items in history and when I clicked on clear history, nothing was cleared. I quit Safari and started it up again and there were now only 5 items in history. When I clicked on clear history a second time everything was cleared.

    I went to a few sites before writing this email and clicking on clear history removed all the items. Safari is not consistent in the way it clears history now…for me. In preferences I have remove history manually selected.


  4. I have an issue with clearing Safari’s history but keeping website data, like cookies. There is a command under FILE that can do that. I also use the COOKIE app to delete’s Safari’s history when I quit Safari, and when I start using Safari.

    I noticed that in the Safari ƒ in my user’s Library, there are 4 files that start with the word History and seem to be either deleted by COOKIE when I quit Safari or otherwise modified when I use the command to Clear History and Keep website data under the FILE menu.

    Now, about once per week, somehow, my entire’s week’s history reappears. I do not share my history with my iOS app (Safari sync is turned off on my iOS device).

    I am clueless as to where ELSE Apple’s stores Safari’s history.

    Anyone know?

    Thanks for listening

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