How to clear ALL items from Safari's reading list? I have 100's of items in the list so do not want do do them individually.

I tried removing Bookmarks.plist in ~/Library/Safari/ which deletes the reading list on the mac locally but iCloud just adds them back, when syncing.


Does this not work? Seems to for me.

Clear All

  • Yes this work, must have missed it since, it not on the iPad or iPhone – Bilal Syed Hussain Jul 20 '13 at 23:31
  • Oh, I see. I only ever use it on the desktop, so I was a little confused about it now working for you. – Tortilla Jul 20 '13 at 23:32
  • I don't have this in Safari Mac (7.0.6). – Nicolas Barbulesco Sep 3 '14 at 14:54
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    @NicolasBarbulesco They moved it to a contextual menu. Right click on any item and you'll get an option to clear all. – funroll Sep 15 '14 at 13:09
  • @funroll - Thank you for the tip. This is a rather weird use for a contextual menu. – Nicolas Barbulesco Dec 2 '14 at 17:02

In more recent Safari versions where the button has gone away, just right-click or Control-click an item in the list. The context menu will show a Clear all… choice there.

  • Thanks the answer above no longer works on Sarari 9. – ArchonOSX Apr 18 '16 at 17:19
  • I confirm that this solution works on macOS Big Sur – Paul Apr 22 at 17:45

Swipe item on list you want to delete. Delete option will appear.

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