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How to clear browsing history on Safari on iPhone or Mac

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You can clear your Safari browsing history on both iOS and Mac

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As tracking goes, Safari keeping your browsing history is less about privacy-busting security and more about just being useful. It's your history that means Safari remembers where to go to when you choose forward and back within a site, for instance.

It's also how Safari is able to offer you a list of sites that you regularly go to, on account of how handy it is to be able to back to them with a click. History also does keep things you may not expect, though, such as a list of items you've downloaded.

If you don't want that, though, or you're just fed up of Safari going to site addresses you haven't looked at in years, you can wipe the whole browsing history.

On a Mac, you can also wipe, for instance, just the last hour's browsing history. So if you share Safari and it's someone's special birthday coming up, you can avoid them inadvertently finding out you plan to surprise them with dance lessons.

Go to History, Clear History, and then choose how far back you want your browsing cleared

How to clear search history on Safari on Mac

  • In Safari, choose the History menu
  • Select Clear History from the very bottom of the menu
  • In the dialog box that appears, choose from clearing the last hour , today , today and yesterday , or all history
  • Click on Clear History

Alternatively, within Safari you can press Command-Y and the current page will be replaced by a history list. There's a Clear History... button toward the top right.

Clicking on that gives you exactly the same dialog about choosing how far back you want to clear your browsing history. But this page does also give you one extra option — the ability to delete one specific item.

How to clear one item from Safari search history on Mac

  • In Safari, press Command-Y
  • From the long list, click once on a history item to select it
  • Right-click to bring up a menu, then choose Delete

Alternatively, if you select one, two, or more items in the history list, you can then press the Delete key to remove them all.

You can remove your takeaway habits from Safari, we're not judging you.

That kind of precision removal is only possible on your Mac, not on iOS . However, whether it's precision or wholesale clearing of your history, though, there is a way to replicate it on iOS.

If you have set iCloud to share your Safari history, then just doing this on your Mac also removes the history from your iPhone, and iPad.

Otherwise, you're stuck with going to your iOS device. And then with clearing the entire history.

How to clear search history on iPhone

  • Go to Settings on your iOS device
  • Tap on Safari
  • Scroll down to Clear History and Website Data
  • Tap that, then tap Clear History and Data to confirm

One important thing to note is that you can't selectively remove, say, today's browsing history on the iPhone or iPad . It's all or nothing, with iOS.

Clearing your Safari history is all or nothing on iOS

What you leave behind

Clearing your history like this does remove the list of sites and pages you've visited. It does mean you can't go back to that site you read last Tuesday, not without remembering what it was and going there yourself.

What it doesn't remove, though, is the information that gets used by something like AutoFill. If you have your address, for instance, and you're used to online forms being filled out with it, you've still got that feature.

You've also still got anything you downloaded. It's purely that Safari won't keep the list of downloads.

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How to Clear Safari Browsing History and Cache

Whenever you browse the web in Safari, the browser stores website data so that it doesn't have to download it again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone , and iPad .

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If a site you regularly frequent has elements that have stopped working, or if a site has stopped loading completely, there may be a conflict between an older version of it that Safari has cached and a newer one.

Or perhaps you simply want to protect your privacy by wiping the slate clean and removing all the data associated with websites you've visited. Either way, here's how it's done on macOS and iOS.

How to Clear Safari's Cache on Mac

There are two ways to clear Safari's cache on a Mac. The first method outlined below deletes everything relating to a website you've visited, including not only the cached versions of the site, but also cookies and any other related data. The second method described offers a more targeted approach and clears only Safari's cache, but it does involve enabling a hidden menu.

  • Launch Safari browser on your Mac.

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How to Clear Safari's Cache on iPhone and iPad

Note that the following steps clear all history, cookies and website data on your device, regardless of when the sites were accessed.

  • Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.
  • Scroll down and select Safari .
  • Scroll down and select Clear History and Website Data .
  • Choose the timeframe to clear ( Last hour , Today , Today and yesterday , or All history ), choose the profile or select All Profiles , then tap Clear History .

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For another way to protect your privacy while browsing the web, be sure to check out our guide on how to use Safari's Private Browsing Mode .

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does clearing safari history delete everything

Clear your browsing history

You can remove all records that Safari keeps of where you’ve browsed during a period of time you choose. If your Mac and your other devices have the iCloud Safari feature turned on, your browsing history is removed from all of them. Clearing your browsing history in Safari doesn’t clear any browsing histories kept independently by websites you visited.

Open Safari for me

Choose History > Clear History and Website Data, then click the pop-up menu and choose how far back you want your browsing history cleared.

When you clear your history, Safari removes data it saves as a result of your browsing, including:

History of webpages you visited

The back and forward list for open webpages

Top Sites that aren’t marked as permanent

Frequently visited site list

Cookies and website data saved while visiting webpages

Recent searches

Icons for open webpages

Snapshots saved for open webpages

List of items you downloaded (downloaded files aren’t removed)

Websites added for Quick Website Search

Websites that asked to use your location

Websites that asked to send you notifications

Websites with plug-in content you started by clicking a Safari Power Saver notice

Responses to requests to let websites use WebGL

How to Clear Safari's Browsing History on an iPhone or Mac

Browsing data reveals your browsing habits, and can be accessed by sites you visit. If you're concerned about your privacy, you can manage and delete your browsing history.

Navigating the digital world creates a footprint similar to how our steps leave marks in real life. These digital traces, from sites visited to search queries, can pose privacy risks. So, it's essential to know how to clear your browsing history.

Whether you aim to clear search history on your iPhone or Mac, delete history from a specific timeframe in Safari, or fully clear your browsing history, Apple offers streamlined solutions. Let's take a look.

How to Delete Your Safari Browsing History on an iPhone or iPad

If you're looking to clear Safari's browsing history from within the Safari app on the iPhone or iPad, you're looking in the wrong place. Apple puts such options in the Settings app, and this is how to find them:

  • Open the Settings app. Then, scroll down and tap on Safari .
  • Scroll down to the Privacy & Security section and tap Clear History and Website Data .
  • When a sub-window pops up, choose a timeframe and tap Clear History .

If you find yourself needing to delete your history in short timeframes, consider using private browsing (or incognito mode) in Safari instead of heading to the Settings app to do this often.

How to Clear Your Browsing History in Safari on a Mac

Unlike on an iPhone or iPad, you'll find all you need to clear Safari's history within the app. There's no need to open System Settings. Here's how to do it:

  • Launch Safari using Spotlight search ( Command + Space ) or any other desired method.

There are still a few other things you would have to do if you want to reset Safari to default settings . But this method is all you need to delete your Safari browsing history on a Mac.

Safari Keeps Your History Private

Do not be worried if you suspect Apple is selling your browsing data; that is far from the truth. Apple has built a reputation for prioritizing privacy and security and even goes the extra mile to protect you from advertisers and third parties.

In fact, Safari might be safer to use than Google Chrome since Google doesn't offer the same commitment to privacy as Safari does. Use Private Browsing if necessary or delete your history if you still want to keep it from prying eyes.

How to clear Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad

Clear Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad in a few simple steps

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You'll definitely want to know how to clear Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad . Know how to delete browsing history is part of basic user operation on all your devices, and is especially if you share devices with others. 

Luckily, deleting browsing history on Safari is easy and can be done in just a few taps, and is the same on iOS and iPadOS, so whether you're using an iPhone 15 Pro or an iPad Air , these steps will apply.

Remember, though, that deleting your browsing history only stops your activity being visible on that device. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will still be able to see the webpages you have visited. If you want to stop that, for ultimate privacy, you'll need to use one of the best VPN services .

The following screenshots were taken on an iPhone running iOS 17 . If you aren't running the latest version of your device's OS, we can show you how to update an iPhone or how to update an iPad .

  • In Safari, tap the book icon
  • Go to the history tab (clock)
  • Select how far back to clear

Read on to see full illustrated instructions.

1. In Safari, tap the book icon

A screenshot showing how to delete browsing history on Safari for iPhone and iPad.

Firstly, open Safari and tap the book icon in the bottom bar.

2. Select the history tab (clock icon) and tap Clear

A screenshot showing how to delete browsing history on Safari for iPhone and iPad.

Now select the history tab (clock icon) and tap Clear at the bottom.

3. Select how far back to clear and tap Delete

A screenshot showing how to delete browsing history on Safari for iPhone and iPad.

Now choose how far back you'd like to delete : last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all time.

If you like, you can toggle on Close All Tabs , which will close every open tab that isn't in a tab group (we can show you how to use tab groups if you aren't sure).

Finally, when you're happy, hit Delete .

A screenshot showing empty browsing history on Safari for iPhone

As you can see in the screenshot above, if you now go back to the history tab, your history will have been deleted.

For more iPhone tutorials, check out our guides on how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone , how to clear RAM on iPhone , how to delete multiple contacts on iPhone and how to rearrange the iOS 17 Messages '+' menu .

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You can delete all of your web browsing history or specific entries on both the OS X and the iOS versions of Safari. This can come in handy if you're on a public computer, or need to remove a certain website from your browsing history. No matter what system you're using, it will only take a few moments.

OS X (All History)

Step 1 Open Safari and click the

  • If you're using an older version of Safari, click the "History" menu instead and select "Clear History".

Step 3 Use the pop-up menu to select the range of history you want to delete.

  • Note that this will delete history across all devices connected to your iCloud account.

OS X (Single Entries)

Step 1 Open Safari and click the

iOS (All History)

Step 1 Open the Settings app.

  • If you want to delete a single entry, click here .

Step 2 Scroll down and tap

iOS (Single Entries)

Step 1 Open the Safari app on your device.

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iOS 17: How to Clear Safari History on iPhone – A Step-by-Step Guide

Clearing your Safari history on your iPhone is a simple process that can help improve your device’s performance and protect your privacy. In just a few taps, you can erase your browsing history, cookies, and other data. Ready to learn how? Let’s dive in!

You can also watch this video about how to clear Safari history on an iPhone for additional info.

How to Clear Safari History on iPhone

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of clearing your Safari history, it’s important to understand what this will do. Clearing your history will remove a record of the websites you’ve visited, your search history, and your AutoFill information. It’s a good way to keep your browsing private and ensure your iPhone runs smoothly.

Step 1: Open Safari Settings

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll down to find Safari.

In the Settings app, Safari is usually located after the settings for the apps that came pre-installed on your iPhone, like Messages and Mail.

Step 2: Scroll to ‘Clear History and Website Data’

Once you’re in the Safari settings, scroll down to find the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ option.

This option is usually located towards the bottom of the Safari settings, so you might need to scroll for a bit.

Step 3: Tap ‘Clear History and Website Data’

Tap on ‘Clear History and Website Data’ to clear your history.

When you tap on this option, a confirmation pop-up will appear, asking if you’re sure you want to clear your history.

Step 4: Confirm Your Action

Confirm that you want to clear your history by tapping ‘Clear History and Data’ in the pop-up.

After you confirm, your Safari history will be cleared, and you’ll be all set!

After completing these steps, your Safari history, cookies, and other browsing data will be erased. Your iPhone will no longer have a record of the websites you’ve visited in Safari, and you’ll have a fresh start for your browsing activities.

Tips for Clearing Safari History on iPhone

  • Clearing your history regularly can help your iPhone run faster and protect your privacy.
  • Remember that clearing your history will also log you out of any websites you were signed into.
  • Don’t forget to clear your history on all devices that are synced with your iCloud account.
  • If you only want to delete specific items from your history, you can do so by opening Safari, tapping the book icon, and then editing your history.
  • Consider using Private Browsing mode in Safari if you don’t want your history to be saved in the first place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will clearing my safari history also clear my bookmarks.

No, clearing your Safari history will not affect your bookmarks. Your bookmarks will remain intact.

Can I clear my history for a specific time period?

Yes, you can choose to clear your history for a specific time period by going to Safari, tapping the book icon, selecting ‘History,’ and then tapping ‘Clear’ at the bottom.

Will clearing my history also clear my saved passwords?

Clearing your history will not remove your saved passwords. However, it will clear your AutoFill information.

What happens to my browsing history on other devices when I clear it on my iPhone?

If you’re using iCloud to sync your Safari data, clearing your history on your iPhone will also clear it on other devices signed into the same iCloud account.

Can I undo clearing my Safari history?

Once you clear your Safari history, it cannot be undone. Make sure you want to erase everything before confirming your action.

  • Open Safari Settings
  • Scroll to ‘Clear History and Website Data’
  • Tap ‘Clear History and Website Data’
  • Confirm Your Action

Clearing your Safari history on your iPhone is a straightforward task that can be done in a matter of seconds. Whether you’re looking to protect your privacy, free up some space, or simply give your iPhone a little performance boost, it’s a good habit to get into. Remember, though, once you clear your history, there’s no going back—so be sure you’re ready to let go of those browsing records before you hit confirm. Beyond the practical aspects, regularly clearing your Safari history can also give you peace of mind, knowing that your online activities are kept private. With ios 17, the process remains user-friendly and easily accessible, ensuring that anyone can manage their digital footprint with ease. Keep these tips and FAQs in mind as you navigate your iPhone’s Safari browser, and you’ll be mastering your online history in no time.

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How to clear Safari history

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Most web page data is cached locally on your computer as you browse the Internet . This process helps sites load faster and reduces the amount of data transferred over your connection when you revisit them. Furthermore, this saved data can make it easier to locate a site again if you forgot to bookmark it during your previous session .

To help keep your Internet activities private or free up disk space , you can delete this stored information. To learn how to clear your browsing history in Safari , select your Apple device from the list below and follow the steps.

Once you delete browsing history from your computer, it cannot be recovered.

If you clear your Internet history often, you may want to consider browsing in incognito mode .

  • Safari for MacBook or iMac.
  • Safari for iPhone or iPad.

Safari for MacBook or iMac

This section shows you how to clear your history if you're using macOS on a desktop or laptop computer, such as an iMac or MacBook .

  • Open the Safari browser by clicking its icon in the Dock , or launching it through Finder .

Launching Safari from the Dock in macOS.

  • In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click History selector.

History on the Safari menu bar.

  • Select Show All History from the drop-down menu .

Show All History option in the Safari History menu.

  • To delete an individual history item, right-click an entry and select Delete from the drop-down menu .

Delete selector in Safari.

You may also highlight one or more entries and press the delete key to remove them.

  • To clear everything, click the Clear History button.

Clear History button in Safari.

  • Select an option from the drop-down menu to choose how far back to delete the history, and click the Clear History button.

Choosing how far back to clear history in Safari.

Safari for iPhone or iPad

This section shows you how to clear your history if you're on an Apple mobile device that uses iOS , such as an iPhone or iPad .

  • Open the Safari browser on your mobile device.
  • Scroll up until you see the address bar at the top of the screen and a toolbar at the bottom.
  • On the toolbar at the bottom, tap the fourth icon from the left that looks like a book .
  • Tap the History icon ( A ), which looks like a clock. Your device's history is displayed chronologically in the middle section of the screen.
  • Tap Clear in the lower-right corner of the screen ( B ).

Safari History screen on an iPhone.

  • On the Clear History screen that appears, tap an option for how far back to delete the history ( C ), and tap the Clear History button ( D ).

Safari History screen on an iPhone.

Related information

  • How to clear browsing history on exit.
  • How to set a browser to Incognito or private mode.
  • How to default launch a browser in private or incognito mode.
  • How to view Safari history.
  • How to clear browser cache and cookies.
  • How to reset default settings in an Internet browser.
  • See the cache and history definitions for further information about these terms.
  • Apple Safari help and support.

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Why Does Safari Keep Deleting My History?

Safari is a popular web browser on Apple devices, but understanding its history deletion settings can be confusing. Here, we’ll take a look at why Safari may be deleting your browsing history and how you can adjust the settings to suit your needs.

First off, it’s important to note that by default, Safari deletes only the last hour of browsing history. If you want to delete all your history in one go, there is an option for that as well. However, users often forget to check this setting and end up deleting their entire browsing history accidentally. It’s also worth mentioning that Safari on macOS can be set up to automatically delete your browsing history at specified intervals; however, this won’t affect other Apple devices such as iPhones or iPads and so you’ll need to remember to manually wipe your history from those devices too.

It could also be the case that there is just a lot of data that needs to be cleaned up and deleted from your system. This can be especially true if you’ve recently downloaded a file that has replicated itself in multiple places on your system. Every time the browser tries to clean out the browsing history, it will attempt to delete this replicated file again, causing it not to get fully deleted from your system.

All in all, understanding why Safari may be deleting your browsing history can help you adjust the setting accordingly so as not to lose any important information – or any of those embarrassing searches! Remember that if you want more control over when and how much of your browsing data gets deleted, adjusting the settings within Safari should do the trick!

Why Does Safari Keep Deleting My History? 1

The Mystery of Disappearing Safari History

It’s possible that your Safari history has disappeared because you accidentally selected the option to delete all browsing history. This is a common mistake as the default setting for deleting browsing history in Safari is set to erase only the last hour.

To check if this has happened, open up Safari and go to History > Clear History and Website Data. If the option to ‘clear’ everything is already selected, it means you have already cleared your entire browsing history. To prevent this from happening in the future, make sure that ‘all history’ is not selected when you are deleting browsing data.

Does Safari Automatically Delete History?

Yes, Safari does delete history by itself. You can set the intervals at which it should automatically clear your browsing history in your browser’s settings. However, keep in mind that this setting won’t affect other Apple devices such as your iPhone and iPad, so you’ll need to remember to manually wipe your history on those devices.

The Consequences of Automatically Deleting History

It is possible that your browsing history is being automatically deleted due to a setting on your device. Many devices have built-in settings that allow the browser to delete the history after a certain period of time, or when the device is shut down or restarted. It may also be possible that a virus or malware is deleting your browsing history, as some malicious software can set itself up to delete data from your device. If you suspect this is happening, it’s best to run an antivirus scan on your device and remove any malicious software that may be present.

Safari History Not Showing Up on iPhone

There could be a few reasons why your Safari history is not showing up on your iPhone. One possibility is that you are using Private Browsing in Safari, which prevents websites from being stored in the browsing history. To check if this is the case, look at the top of the Safari window – if the top border is gray, Private Browsing is enabled and you will need to turn it off. Another possibility is that you have enabled Restrictions on your phone, which can prevent websites from being stored in the browsing history. To check this, go to Settings > General > Restrictions and make sure it’s disabled. Finally, it’s possible that you have cleared your browsing history recently – either manually or through an automated setting. To check this, go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data and see if it has been cleared recently.

Restoring Safari Browsing History

Restoring Safari browsing history is simple and easy. The first step is to open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down, and select Safari. Then under the Safari settings, choose “Advanced”. Finally, select the “Website Data” option which will provide you with a list of all your Safari history. You can then select the items you wish to restore and click on the “Restore” button at the bottom of your screen. This will bring back your deleted browsing history in no time!

Does Browsing History Remain Forever?

No, your browsing history does not go away by itself. Although it may seem like the data stored in your browser history is gone after you clear your browser history, this only applies to the local data stored on your computer. Your actual browsing history is still stored in the servers of websites you visited and can be accessed by those websites. To fully erase your browsing history from all places, you must take additional steps such as deleting your account and/or using a private browsing window.

In conclusion, Safari is a great browser with many features to help you keep your browsing history secure and private. It can automatically delete your browsing history after a certain period of time, as well as allow you to manually delete it all at once. However, if you find that Safari is not wiping your browsing history properly, it could be due to the presence of certain files which are replicating themselves on the system. In this case, it’s best to take extra precautions and use an additional tool such as an anti-malware program to ensure that all unwanted files are removed from the system.

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iPhone 15: How to Clear Safari History Quickly and Easily

Clearing your Safari history on the iPhone 15 is a quick and straightforward process. Simply head to the Settings app, scroll down to Safari, tap on it, and then select “Clear History and Website Data.” Confirm the action, and voila, your browsing history is gone!

After you complete this action, all the records of your browsing history, cookies, and other website data on your iPhone will be erased. This means that anyone else who uses your phone won’t be able to see which websites you’ve visited.

You can also check out this video about how to clear Safari history on iPhone 15 for more information on this topic.

Introduction

The iPhone 15 is a remarkable gadget that’s become an integral part of our daily lives. From making calls to surfing the web, this device does it all. But have you ever thought about the digital footprints you leave behind while browsing the internet? Your browsing history can reveal a lot about your interests, preferences, and even your location. That’s why knowing how to clear your Safari history is crucial for maintaining your privacy.

You might be wondering why this is important. Well, if you’re someone who values your privacy or simply wants to keep your browsing habits to yourself, clearing your history is a must. It’s also relevant to those who share their devices with others and prefer to keep their internet activity private. Plus, it’s a good practice to clear your history regularly to keep your device running smoothly.

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Step by Step Tutorial on How to Clear Safari History

Before we dive into the steps, let’s understand what we’re trying to achieve here. Clearing your Safari history removes traces of the websites you’ve visited. This can help protect your privacy and also free up some storage space on your device.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

Start by opening the Settings app on your iPhone 15.

In the Settings app, you’ll have access to a variety of options. To clear your browsing history, you need to navigate to the Safari settings.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap on Safari

Scroll down until you find Safari and tap on it.

The Safari settings give you control over your web browsing experience, including privacy settings and history.

Step 3: Select “Clear History and Website Data”

Locate and select the “Clear History and Website Data” option.

tap Clear History and Website Data

By tapping on this, you’re just a step away from erasing your browsing history. This action cannot be undone, so make sure you’re ready to clear everything.

Step 4: Confirm the Action

Confirm your choice to clear the history and website data.

Once you confirm, your iPhone will remove all records of your browsing history, cookies, and other website data.

Video About Clearing History

Additional Information

When it comes to managing your digital privacy, clearing your Safari history on the iPhone 15 is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s also a good idea to regularly review your privacy settings and be mindful of the permissions you grant to apps and websites. Remember, the more proactive you are about your digital privacy, the less you’ll have to worry about your personal information being compromised.

Furthermore, consider using private browsing modes like Safari’s Private Browsing when you don’t want your history to be saved at all. This can be handy for one-off searches or when you’re using a shared device. And finally, keep your iPhone’s software up to date to benefit from the latest security features and fixes.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on Safari.
  • Select “Clear History and Website Data.”
  • Confirm the action to clear the history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does clearing safari history also clear bookmarks.

No, clearing your Safari history will not delete your bookmarks.

Can I recover my browsing history after clearing it?

Once your history is cleared, it cannot be recovered.

Will clearing history log me out of websites?

Yes, you will be logged out from most websites after clearing history and website data.

Can I clear history for a specific time period?

No, clearing history on Safari removes all history; you can’t specify a time period.

Does clearing history affect other devices signed into the same iCloud account?

Yes, if Safari’s iCloud sync is enabled, clearing history will affect all devices signed into the same account.

Keeping your digital life private is crucial in today’s interconnected world, and clearing your Safari history on the iPhone 15 is a step towards that. Not only does this simple act protect your privacy, but it also helps your device run better.

So, whether you’re a privacy enthusiast or just someone who likes to keep things tidy, clearing your Safari history is a smart move. Remember, the digital footprints you leave behind can tell a story you might not want to share, so take control of your data and browse with confidence.

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Clear the history, cache and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Find out how to delete your history, cookies and cache in Settings.

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Clear your cookies and the cache, but keep your history

Delete a website from your history, block cookies, use content blockers, delete history, cache and cookies.

Go to Settings > Safari.

Tap Clear History and Website Data.

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Clearing your history, cookies and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.

When there’s no history or website data to be cleared, the button to clear it will turn grey. The button might also be grey if you have web content restrictions set up under Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time .

To visit sites without leaving history, turn Private Browsing on .

Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data.

Tap Remove All Website Data.

When there’s no website data to be cleared, the button to clear it will turn grey. The button might also be grey if you have web content restrictions set up under Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time .

Open the Safari app.

Bookmarks button

Tap the Edit button, then select the website(s) you want to delete from your history.

Tap the Delete button.

A cookie is a piece of data that a site puts on your device so that site can remember you when you visit again.

To block cookies:

Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced.

Turn on Block All Cookies.

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If you block cookies, some web pages may not work. Here are some examples:

You'll likely not be able to sign in to a site even when using your correct user name and password.

You may see a message that cookies are required or that your browser's cookies are turned off.

Some features on a site may not work.

Content blockers are third-party apps and extensions that let Safari block cookies, images, resources, pop-ups and other content.

To get a content blocker:

Download a content blocking app from the App Store.

Tap Settings > Safari > Extensions.

Tap to turn on a listed content blocker.

You can use more than one content blocker. If you need help, contact the app developer .

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Get Rid of Your Safari Browsing History: Quick and Easy

Elliot V. King

Many people worry a lot about their online privacy in the digital age we live in now. People need to take steps to protect their privacy while surfing the web because more and more personal information is being shared and stored online.

Safari is one of the most popular browsers. Millions of people all over the world use it. Apple made this browser, which is known for its easy-to-use interface, fast browsing speed, and security features. But, as with any browser, users still need to be aware of possible privacy threats.

This article’s goal is to teach people how important it is to protect their privacy while they are browsing, and to give them tips on how to do so when using Safari. We will talk about the different privacy settings Safari has and how users can use them to make sure their online privacy is safe.

Table of Contents

Uncovering the Secrets of Safari Browsing History

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Browsing history is a list of all the websites and web pages that a person who uses a web browser has been to. This information is saved on the device that was used to browse, so the user can easily go back to websites or web pages they have already seen.

What is Stored in Safari Browsing History

Safari stores its browsing history in a database on the device. This database keeps track of the URL, title, date, and time of each site that was visited. It also has information about how often people visit each website and how long they stay there. This information can be helpful for someone who wants to quickly go back to a website they have recently visited, but it can also be a privacy concern.

How Browsing History Affects your Privacy

There are several ways that your browsing history can affect your privacy. For example, if someone uses a computer that is shared, it is easy for someone else who uses the same computer to look at their browsing history and see the websites they have visited. This can be especially scary if the person has been to websites that have private or sensitive information on them.

Some websites may also use tracking technologies like cookies to learn about how a person uses the site. This information can be used to make a profile of the person’s interests and behavior, which can then be sold to advertisers or used for targeted advertising.

Last but not least, government agencies or law enforcement can also look at your browsing history as part of an investigation. In this case, the history of what you have been looking at can be used as evidence in court or as part of an investigation into a crime.

People can protect their privacy by regularly clearing their browsing history or by using private browsing mode when they visit personal or sensitive websites. They can also use privacy-focused web browsers or add-ons that block tracking technologies and add more privacy features to their browsers.

Deleting Browsing History on Safari

Deleting Safari Browsing History

Getting rid of Safari’s browsing history is an important way to protect your privacy and keep your device running smoothly. Your browsing history is a list of the websites and pages you have been to, as well as the date and time of each visit. This article will talk about two ways to delete your Safari browsing history: the Quick and Easy Method and the Advanced Method.

Quick and Easy Method

1. Clearing Recent History

This is the fastest and easiest way to get rid of your Safari browsing history. Follow these steps to do this:

  • On your Mac or iOS device, open Safari.
  • Select “Clear History” from the “History” menu.
  • In the window that pops up, choose whether you want to clear the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all of history.
  • Click the button that says “Clear History.”

This will get rid of everything you have looked at on Safari recently.

2. Clearing Specific Websites

If you want to get rid of the history of certain websites, you can do so by doing the following:

  • Select “Show History” from the “History” menu.
  • Find the website you want to delete in the History window and right-click on it (or hold down the Control key and click).
  • Choose “Delete” from the menu that appears.
  • Repeat the steps for each site you want to get rid of from your browser’s history.

Advanced Method

In this method, we will talk about how to delete your cookies, cache, and other browsing data, as well as your browsing history.

1. Clearing Cookies and Cache

Cookies are small text files that sites you visit put on your device. They are used, among other things, to remember your preferences and log-in information. Cache is the name for the temporary files that your browser stores on your device to speed up the loading of sites you visit often. Follow these steps to clear Safari’s cookies and cache:

  • Select “Preferences” from the “Safari” menu (or “Settings” on iOS devices).
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab in the “Preferences” (or “Settings”) window.
  • Click the “Manage Website Data” or “Website Data” button on your iOS device.
  • In the window that pops up, choose the cookies and cache you want to get rid of and click “Remove.”
  • Repeat the steps for each site whose cookies and cache you want to get rid of.

2. Clearing Other Browsing Data

You might also want to get rid of saved passwords, form data, and your download history. Follow these steps to clear this information from Safari:

  • Click the “Remove Now” button after checking the boxes next to the types of data you want to get rid of.

What Could be Preventing Me from Deleting Safari History 

Why Can't I delete Safari History

You might not be able to delete Safari history on your iOS device for a number of reasons. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Restrictions: If your device is set up to have restrictions, you might not be able to clear Safari’s history. To see if restrictions are on, go to “Settings” > “General” > “Restrictions” and make sure that “Safari” is not turned off. If that is the case, you will not be able to get rid of your history.
  • iCloud Sync: If you have iCloud sync turned on for Safari, your browsing history may be shared across all of your devices. To see if iCloud sync is turned on, go to “Settings” > “Your Name” > “iCloud” and make sure that “Safari” is turned on. If so, you will need to delete your history on all of your devices to get rid of it completely.
  • Private Browsing Mode: If you were using Private Browsing mode when you went to certain websites, those sites will not be saved in your history. Look for the “Private” icon in the top left corner of the Safari window to see if you are in Private Browsing mode.
  • Third-Party Software: It is possible that some third-party software is making it hard for you to delete Safari’s history. For example, you might not be able to clear your history if you have parental control software. If you think this is the case, try turning off the software or uninstalling it, and then try to delete your history again.
  • iOS Software Problem: Sometimes, you might not be able to delete your Safari history because of a problem with your iOS software. If you have tried all of the above steps and still can not delete your history, try restarting your device or updating to the latest version of iOS.

Tips for Maintaining Privacy while Browsing

Maintaining Privacy while Browsing

Maintaining privacy while browsing is an important part of using the internet, especially in the modern world where personal information and online activities are valuable commodities. In this section, we will talk about three things you can do to keep your browsing private: regularly clearing your browsing history, using “incognito mode,” and installing plugins that protect your privacy.

Regularly Clearing Browsing History

Your browsing history is a list of the websites you visit, the pages you look at, and the links you click on while using the internet. A good way to protect your privacy is to clear your browsing history often. When you clear your browsing history, you get rid of all the evidence of what you did online and stop other people from seeing what you did. By clearing your browsing history, you can also free up space on your device and make your web browser run better.

To clear your browsing history, you need to go to your web browser’s settings or options. Different browsers have slightly different steps, but the main steps are the same. For example, in Google Chrome, you can click on the three dots in the upper right corner, choose “History,” and then click on “Clear browsing data.” In Mozilla Firefox, you can click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner, choose “History,” and then click on “Clear Recent History.”

Using Incognito Mode

Incognito mode, which is also called “private browsing,” is another way to keep your browsing private. When you use “incognito mode,” your web browser does not keep track of what you do online. This means that your browsing history, cookies, and cache will not be saved, and other people will not be able to see them.

Incognito mode is helpful when you want to keep your online activities private, like when you are shopping for gifts or researching sensitive topics. To use incognito mode, you have to go to your web browser’s settings or options and choose the incognito mode option. If you click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Google Chrome, you can choose “New Incognito Window.” If you click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of Mozilla Firefox, you can choose “New Private Window.”

Installing Privacy-Focused Plugins

Plugins that focus on privacy are software tools that make your web browser’s privacy features better. To protect your privacy, they can block trackers, stop data collection, and encrypt your data. There are a lot of privacy-focused plugins for different web browsers, and they are easy to install from the store for that browser.

For instance, the Privacy Badger plugin stops third-party trackers from getting your information without your permission. The HTTPS Everywhere plugin encrypts your information so that it can not be read by others. The uBlock Origin plugin blocks ads and trackers, making your online experience and privacy better.

Final Notes

Getting rid of your Safari browsing history is easy and quick, and it can help you keep your privacy and safety online. If you follow the steps above, you will be able to get rid of all traces of your online activity, keeping your sensitive information safe. Clearing your Safari browsing history is an important part of managing your online presence, whether you are worried about privacy, want to free up space on your computer, or just want to start over.

People Also Asked

A lot of our readers have been worried about privacy and the need to clear their Safari browsing history. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we have gotten about this subject:

Can I delete specific items from my history instead of clearing everything?

Yes, you can choose what to delete from your history in Safari instead of deleting everything. To do this, go to the “History” menu, find the item you want to delete, and click “Remove” or “Delete.”

Is there a way to prevent Safari from keeping a record of my browsing history?

Use “Private Browsing” to stop Safari from keeping track of what you have been looking at. When you turn on Private Browsing, Safari will not remember the websites you visit, your search history, or any AutoFill information. To use Private Browsing, click “File” and choose “New Private Window” from the menu.

What happens to my saved passwords and autofill information when I clear my history?

When you clear your history in Safari, you will also lose any saved passwords and autofill information. But you can still find your saved passwords in the “Passwords” section of the “Settings” app, and you can get your autofill information back by putting it in again in Safari.

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Press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to clear your browsing history on a Windows PC, or press Command+Shift+Delete on a Mac. Check your browser's settings to find this option on a mobile device.

All web browsers remember a list of the web pages you've visited. You can delete this list at any time, clearing your browsing history and erasing the tracks stored on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Each browser has its own separate history, so you'll need to clear the history in multiple places if you've used more than one browser.

In the future, you can use private browsing mode to browse sensitive websites without your browser saving any history. You won't have to clear your history afterward.

To clear your browsing history in Chrome , on Windows , Mac , or Linux , click the three-dot menu icon found in the top-right corner of the browser, hover your mouse cursor over "More Tools," and choose "Clear Browsing Data." You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open this screen on Windows, or press Command+Shift+Delete on a Mac.

On a Mac, the backspace key is labeled "Delete." Pressing the Delete key beside the Home and Edit keys doesn't work.

To delete your entire browsing history, select from "the beginning of time" in the drop-down box at the top of the screen and check the "Browsing history" option. You can also choose to clear other private data from here, including your download history, cookies, and browser cache.

Related: How to Clear History in Google Chrome

To clear your browsing history in Google Chrome on Android , iPhone , or iPad , tap the three-dot menu icon > Settings > Privacy and Security > Clear Browsing Data.

You'll need to choose a time range that you want to delete from the drop-down list at the top of the screen. Select from the "beginning of time" to clear everything.

Related: How to Clear Your Browser History on Android

Ensure the "Browsing history" option is checked here and tap the "Clear Data" or "Clear Browsing Data" button. You can also choose to clear other types of personal data from here, including cookies and cached files.

Related: How to Clear Your Browsing History in Chrome for iOS

To clear your browsing history on Safari on an iPhone or iPad , open the Settings app and then navigate to Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Tap the "Clear History and Data" option to confirm your choice.

This button will clear all sensitive browsing data, including your cookies and cache.

Related: How to Clear Your Browsing History in Safari for iOS

To clear your browsing history in Firefox  on the desktop, click the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser and then navigate to History > Clear Recent History. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open this tool on Windows or press Command+Shift+Delete on a Mac.

To delete your entire browsing history, select "Everything" at the top of the window and check "Browsing & Download History" in the detailed list of items to clear. You can also choose to clear other types of private data from here, including your cookies, browser cache, offline website data, and website-specific preferences.

Related: How to Clear Your Browsing History in Firefox

To clear your browsing history in Microsoft Edge , click the Three-Dot Menu > History > Three-Dot Menu Button > Clear Browsing Data. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open these options on Windows or Command+Shift+Delete on Mac.

Ensure the "Browsing History" box is checked and click "Clear." You can also choose to clear other types of private data from here, including your download history, cached data, cookies, and tabs you've set aside . Just check the type of data you want to delete and click the "Clear" button.

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To clear your browsing history in Safari on a Mac , click History > Clear History from the menu bar at the top of your screen. Select the time period you want to clear history from and click "Clear History." To clear everything, select "all history".

Safari will delete your browsing history as well as your cookies, cached files, and other browsing-related data.

Related: How to Clear Safari's Browsing History and Cookies on macOS

To clear your browsing history in Internet Explorer , click menu > Safety > Delete Browsing History or press Ctrl+Shift+Delete.

Ensure the "History" option is checked here and click "Delete". You can also choose to delete other types of private data from here, including your temporary Internet files, download history, and cookies.

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By default, Internet Explorer will keep cookies and temporary Internet files for websites you've saved as favorites. Uncheck "Preserve Favorites website data" here to ensure Internet Explorer deletes everything.

If you're using another browser, you should be able to easily find a "clear browsing history" option somewhere in its menus or on its settings screen. For example, in Opera, this option is at menu > More tools > Clear browsing data.

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How to Clear Safari Documents and Data on iPhone and iPad

Nick deCourville

Need to clear Safari documents and data on iPhone or iPad? Look no further. With Safari not only being Apple’s native browser, but one of the most popular mobile browsers in general, plenty of users may find themselves needing to clear some space. Going through the internet can cause users to amass quite a collection of files that are no longer necessary or warranted. Over time, users may find that these files have completely overtaken the storage on their device. While bloat is almost never fun, there is a rather simple way to get rid of it. 

Keeping all this in mind, I’m going to take a look at how you can clear Safari documents and data on iOS. This includes clearing Safari data on iPhone as well as iPad. I’ll also go into a few details concerning what exactly your browser is storing, and I’ll also take a look at smaller tips as well. If you’re in need of clearing documents and data from Safari, let’s explore some options. 

What is Documents and Data on Safari Storage? 

Documents and Data is where Safari stores information about the websites you visit. Whenever you are traversing the vast internet landscape, your device needs to download and collect everything you visit so that you are able to access it. While this can make visiting certain websites multiple times a faster experience, it’s also going to accumulate data on your device. Things such as cached files, cookies and other files need to take up space on your iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, if you find that it’s taking up far too much space, there is a way to get rid of it. 

Why is My Documents and Data on Safari So High?

When it comes to Safari, if you find that the browser is taking up a large amount of storage on your device, it’s likely due to your browsing history. This applies to both websites and downloaded files. Overtime, these files will eventually begin to accumulate until you find that your storage is overtaken by data you no longer need. 

Additionally, Safari is going to save webpage data, images and cookies from every site that you visit. Obviously this will cause your storage to fill rather quickly. This will be especially true if you synchronize Safari with other devices. Plug-ins, toolbars and extensions will also eat up a lot of storage space. 

How Do I Clear Safari Data on My iPhone? 

For those that need to clear their Safari storage, doing so is fortunately rather easy. Even better, Safari gives you a couple of options when it comes to clearing your storage: you can either clear your history and cookies, or you can delete just your cookies. Note that deleting any of this information will not change your AutoFill information.

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If you want to clear both your history and cookies, simply follow these steps: 

does clearing safari history delete everything

If you want to delete just your cookies and keep your history, do the following:

  • From your iPhone, go to Settings.
  • Select Safari .
  • Choose Advanced .
  • Tap Website Data and select Remove All Website Data . 

Note that if there is no history or cookies to delete, these options will turn gray and you will not be able to click them. This applies to both methods.

You can also delete website data for a specific website by going to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data and swiping left on the site you want to delete.

Note that when it comes to things you’ve downloaded, Safari gives you options on where they’re stored. The default option is to store them in iCloud. So if you want to delete Safari downloads from iCloud, visit the Files app and go to iCloud Drive > Downloads . If you download files directly to your iPhone, you can delete them by going to Files > On My iPhone > Downloads . You can change where your downloads go in Safari by navigating to Settings > Safari > Downloads . 

You can choose where files are downloaded to, even when trying to clear data from Safari on iPhone.

Clear Safari iPhone Data: Does Clearing Safari History Save Storage?

Clearing your Safari history is going to save you some storage, yes. Clearing the history and website data is going to clear the temporary files from your devices, freeing up some space on your device. Deleting cookies will also free up some space, but not nearly as much. Additionally, know that deleting your history and website data may cause improvements in the speed of your device, but it may take some websites to load longer. 

Clear Safari iPhone Data: What Will Deleting Safari Data Do? 

If you clear your website data and history, there are a couple of things you should know. First, you will more than likely need to re-login for most of the sites you visit. Furthermore, if you have anything in shopping carts that you have yet to purchase, it will be gone as well. Webpages will also take a little longer to load, as the site will need to redownload things. 

Note that deleting data from Safari will not have an impact on passwords saved to your iPhone. You will also keep your bookmarks, as well as any data you save from a particular website. For example, Google Docs will still keep your information in the cloud. 

How Do I Delete Documents and Data From Safari on iPad? 

The steps for iPad are virtually identical to the steps for iPhone. Simply go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data and then confirm. You will also have the option to delete cookies as well. Note that virtually all of my advice regarding deleting files applies to both the iPhone and the iPad. 

Keep Your Record Clean: Clear Safari Data on Your iPhone

Clearing out website data in Safari can be a great way to free-up some additional space on your iPhone or iPad. While you will have to remember to log back in to your favorite websites, having more storage on your device is almost always a good thing. There’s also the added benefit that you may find your device acting a bit snappier if your Safari data was extremely bloated. With more storage on your device, you can go back to saving the things that are actually important to you. 

If you need further help with Apple’s Safari, we’ve got you covered. For example, did you know that there is a way to download videos from Safari on both the iPad and iPhone ? We can also show you how to handle your Safari extensions , which can also be handy if you’re trying to free up some space on your device. If you find that your device isn’t running its best, you may want to consider these tips to get your gear working the way it was intended. 

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