It really helps if you know how to clear Safari history, especially if you are one of those who doesn’t use Safari in private browsing mode. As you browse, data gets collected in the form of history, which helps you visit the same web page again and helps in predicting the URL when you wish to visit the same site again. Other data like cookies are stored to enable persistent logins and other info. Data in the form of history can accumulate over time and slow down Safari. So it’s always better to clear Safari history time to time on your iPhone/iPad.

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How to Clear Safari History on iPhone and iPad

1. Head to Settings. Scroll down and Tap on Safari.

2. Tap on Clear History and Website Data.

3. Tap “Clear History and Data” when prompts.

This clears all history from your iPhone. Doing this occasionally can prevent browser data from accumulating and speed up Safari considerably. For a comprehensive guide, you can read how to speed up Safari.

How to Clear Safari Website Data on iPhone/iPad

Additionally, after clearing history and cookies from Safari, you may want to clear website data too. To do this –

1. Head to Settings. Scroll down and tap on Safari as shown in images above.

2. At the bottom, you’ll see Advanced. Tap on Advanced.

3. Tap on Website Data. Observe how much space website data is consuming. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Remove All Website Data.

4. When prompted, confirm the deletion.

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This clears all website data. By now, you are aware of how to clear Safari history, cookies and also website data on iPhone/iPad. All it takes is a few seconds. Clearing history, cookies and website data on Safari can keep your browser up and be running faster than ever! We are sure you’ll give this a try, won’t you? Share your experiences in the comments section!

Read – How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone


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