HOW TO: Enable Safari’s Hidden “Debug” Menu and Force Sync iCloud History


Sometimes your Mac and iOS devices go out of sync. Take Safari for example. Sometimes your open tabs, history and/or bookmarks just won’t sync with your iPhone or iPad.

Luckily there’s a hidden Safari Debug menu which you can use, among other things, to force sync your iCloud content manually.

ALSO READ HOW TO: Enable the Debug Menu in Reminders and Force a Manual Update

1. Quit Safari on your Mac

2. Open Terminal

3. Type defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1


4. Hit return ( enter )

5. Now load Safari and you should see the Debug menu

NOTE: to hide Safari’s Debug menu, type the following command defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 0



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