How to Reset and Flush DNS Cache in macOS Monterey 12 [Fixed]

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Are you facing an internet issue in macOS Monterey and tried many solutions to fix it? Some browsers and devices store website location data in your system for quicker access to the DNS Cache. DNS Cache needs to be flushed to remove stored website location details. Here are some of the common ways to flush your DNS cache.

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DNS, or a Domain Name System, is primarily what resolves website names into their respective IP addresses. So, if you are encountering an issue on your Mac where the name server is not resolving properly, or if you want a DNS change to be noticed by your system, you might have to reset and flush the DNS cache in macOS Monterey. This can also come in handy if you have made edits to your /etc/hosts file, and you want the changes to register without having to reboot your Mac. So, if you want to reset and flush the DNS cache on your MacOs Monterey, follow the below steps to know how to do it.

Reset and Flush/Clear DNS Cache in macOS Monterey

The process to reset and flush or clear the DNS cache in macOS Monterey is actually very easy. All it requires is for you to enter one command in the Terminal, and you’re done. Well, technically, it’s two commands in one line. If you want to flush the DNS cache on a Mac, simply follow the steps below:

1. Launch Terminal, and type the below command first.

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

2. Then it will ask to enter a password. Enter your Mac login password and hit Enter.

3. If everything goes right then you have successfully reset and flushed the DNS cache on macOS Monterey. If you were encountering any issues with name servers, and such, they should now get resolved. You can try and do a “dig“, or an “nslookup” on a website you want, to see if your DNS issues have been resolved.

Reset and Flush DNS Cache DNS Issues in Monterey [Fixed]

You can reset and clear the DNS cache in macOS Monterey to fix most DNS issues that you might be facing. The method mentioned in the article works for Mac OS Monterey 12, and even on macOS Monterey. If you face any issues with the commands I mentioned, feel free to let me know in the comments section down below.


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