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How to Manage Browsing History on Safari for iPad

Protect your privacy on your mobile device

deleting safari history on ipad

What to Know

  • Open Safari . Select the Bookmarks icon.
  • Choose the Clock icon to open the History pane displaying the list of sites visited during the past month.
  • Select Clear and indicate which entries to delete using one of the four options: The last hour, Today, Today and yesterday, and All Time.

This article explains how to manage browsing history on Safari for iPad, including how to view and delete the iPad Safari history, cookies, and stored website data. This article applies to all iPad devices with iOS 10 or iPadOS 13 or later. The process for managing browser history in Safari on an iPhone is slightly different.

How to View and Delete Your iPad Browser History in Safari

Reviewing your iPad browser history is a straightforward process. Safari stores a log of websites you visit along with other related components, such as the cache and cookies. These elements enhance your browsing experience, but you may want to delete your browsing history for privacy reasons.

You can manage your web browsing history on the iPad in two ways. The easiest option is to do it directly in Safari:

Open the Safari web browser.

Select the Bookmarks icon (it looks like an open book) at the top of the screen. 

Select the clock icon to open the History pane. A list of sites visited over the past month appears.

To delete a single website from the browser history, swipe left on its name.

Select  Clear at the bottom of the panel to reveal four options: The last hour, Today, Today and yesterday, and All time.

Select your preferred option to remove the browsing history from your iPad and all connected iCloud devices.

How to Delete History and Cookies From the iPad Settings App

Deleting the browser history through Safari doesn't remove all the data it stores. For a thorough cleaning, go to the iPad Settings app. You can also delete the browsing history and cookies from the Settings app. Clearing the history this way deletes everything Safari saved.

Select the gear icon on the Home screen to open the iPad Settings .

Scroll down and select Safari .

Scroll through the list of settings and select  Clear History and Website Data to delete the browsing history, cookies, and other cached website data.

Select  Clear to confirm, or select Cancel to return to the Safari settings without removing any data.

How to Delete Stored Website Data on iPad

Safari sometimes stores additional website data on top of a list of web pages you visited. For example, it can save passwords and preferences for frequently visited sites. If you want to delete this data but don't want to clear the browsing history or cookies, selectively delete specific data saved by Safari using the iPad Settings app.

Open the iPad Settings app.

Scroll to the bottom of the Safari settings screen and select Advanced .

Select  Website Data to display a breakdown of the data each website currently stores on the iPad.

Select Show All Sites to display the expanded list if necessary.

Select  Remove All Website Data  at the bottom of the screen to delete the site data at once, or swipe left on individual items to clear items one at a time.

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How to clear Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad

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

iPhone screen showing the Safari app icon in the center

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.

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How to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Manage your history for greater privacy

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Tools and requirements

  • Quick steps
  • Step-by-step guide

Final thoughts

Knowing how to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on an iPhone or iPad is fundamental for privacy. After all, browsing history comes bundled with web navigation unless you're on Private browsing.  

Safari is Apple ’s proprietary web browser, and it offers a simple method to review and delete specific websites from your web history, or all of it. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to access and clear your Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad. 

Additionally, for an incredibly secure browsing experience on iPad, we recommend checking out the best iPad VPN .  

  • An iPhone or iPad

Steps for how to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

  • Launch Safari. 
  • On an iPhone, tap the Book icon at the bottom. On an iPad, tap the 'Show Sidebar' button at the top left.
  • Select the History tab (Clock icon). 
  • Tap 'Clear' and select the timeframe.  
  • Tap 'Clear History'. 

Step-by-step guide to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

We’ve demonstrated the steps below on an iPhone. But the process is nearly the same on the iPad, and we’ve pointed out the differences where relevant. 

1. Launch Safari and access History

The first screenshot shows the iPhone home screen with a red arrow pointing at the Safari app. The second screenshot shows the Safari app with a red arrow pointing at the Bookmarks button.

Open Safari on your iPhone and tap the 'Bookmarks' button at the bottom (beside the tab switcher button). 

On iPad, tap the 'Show Sidebar' button at the top left corner.

2. Clear History

The first screenshot shows the Safari app with the History tab open and red arrows pointing at the Clock icon and Clear button. The second screenshot shows the Clear History menu with red arrows pointing at the options under CLEAR TIMEFRAME, the Close All Tabs toggle button, and the Clear History button.

Select the History tab (clock icon) to view all your browsing history. 

Tap 'Clear' at the bottom right corner to bring up the menu and choose a duration under the 'Clear Timeframe : Last hour , Today , Today and yesterday' , and 'All history' . 

To close tabs along with clearing history, toggle on 'Close All Tabs' . 

Finally, tap 'Clear History' at the bottom to erase your browsing history. 

To delete only specific websites from history, go to the History tab , tap 'Edit' (in the bottom left corner), select the websites you wish to delete, and then tap 'Delete' (bottom right corner).

Clearing your web browsing history in Safari is a straightforward and effective way to boost privacy. But remember that deleting your history removes data that you could easily use to access previously visited websites. If you’d prefer not to save your browsing data, try the Private Browsing Mode on Safari. 

For more iPad and iPhone tips, check out our tutorials on how to use and configure a VPN on your iPhone or iPad , how to change your iPhone password or reset it , and how to save, view and manage passwords in Safari .

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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.

Delete your history, cache and cookies

Clear your cookies and the cache, but keep your history

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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 may 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 may 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) that 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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How to clear your browsing history on an iPad in three different ways

  • You can clear your Internet browsing history off an iPad in several different ways — removing individual sites visits, or scrubbing batches of or all of your history.
  • If you use a shared iPad or one from your workplace or school, it's important to remove any history that could cause issues with human resources or the administration.
  • Clearing a long backlog of history can make your iPad more efficient as you browse the web by removing out-of-date data cached on the device.
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Maybe you use an iPad loaned to you by your school or office, or maybe you just ran a quick search on your kid's iPad (or on your parent's device) that you'd rather not become a part of the next dinner table conversation.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to clear the history on an iPad may be, clearing said searches and site visits is quick and easy.

And periodically clearing the history off your iPad can make the device work faster when it comes to web browsing, as a backlog of old cookies and other data can slow downloading speeds if the data is out of date.

How to clear individual pieces of history on an iPad

If you just want to remove one or two searches or sites you visited off an iPad's history, follow this approach.

1. Launch the Safari app.

2. Tap the icon at the top left of the screen that looks like an open book.

3. Tap on the clock icon under the word "History."

4. Locate the item to be cleared, swipe left a bit, and tap delete, or swipe all the way left on the item to automatically delete it.

How to clear larger periods of history on an iPad

If you need to clear the last hour, day, two-day, or all-time history off your iPad, again start with the open book icon found at the top left of the Safari browser.

1. Tap the clock icon.

2. Tap the word "Clear" at the bottom right of the History popup window.

3. Select the period of history you want to clear (The last hour, Today, etc.), and tap it.

How to clear all online history on an iPad

If you want to wipe out not just your all-time browsing history (as depicted above) but an iPad's entire online history, including cookies and all cached search and site data, you can do that through the Settings app.

1. Open the Settings app and open the Safari tab.

2. In the window that appears on the right, scroll down to the blue words reading "Clear History and Website Data" and tap it.

3. Tap the red word "Clear" on the popup window.

Just keep in mind that this will remove all your pre-loaded login information, so if you'll still be keeping the iPad, you'll have a lot of usernames and passwords to re-enter.

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How to clear Safari cache, history and cookies on iPhone or iPad

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It’s easy to clear Safari cache, history and cookies on your iPhone and iPad. This comes in handy when you want to delete some sensitive browsing information, in case you did not use Private Mode. Moreover, it can also help free up some space to keep your browser running efficiently. If Safari is being slow or behaving erratically, you can get rid of data to clear out the load. So let’s see what’s involved.

Why should you clear Safari cache?

  • Cookies can store a range of data, from your login details to your shopping preferences. If they become corrupted or get shared with perpetrators, they can put your information at risk.  
  • Clearing the Safari cache will prevent anyone else from seeing the websites you’ve been visiting and the searches you’ve been performing. If you’re utilizing a shared device or a public Wi-Fi network, this is extremely crucial. 
  • Overall, tips and tricks like this for Safari on your iPhone are simple but keep the data stored in your browser at a minimum and help free up space on your phone.

How to clear cache and history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and select Safari . 

Tap on Safari and select Clear History and Website Data

This procedure will remove all cookies, cache, and history from your iPhone completely. Furthermore, you can prevent the cache from piling up by surfing in the Private Browsing Mode .  

How to delete specific website data from Safari on iPhone or iPad

  • Go to the Settings app → Safari .
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap Advanced . 

Go to the Settings app tap Safari scroll down and tap Advanced select Website Data

  • Once finalized, tap Done .

To remove data from all websites tap Remove All Website Data Remove Now

Clearing data from a particular website ensures the removal of all cookies. If you want, you can even customize Safari to your preference in a few simple steps.  

How to block cookies in Safari on iPhone

  • Under Privacy & Security, toggle on Block All Cookies .

Go to the Settings app Safari Under Privacy Security toggle on Block All Cookies Tap Block All

Yes. Clearing Safari cache, history, and cookies will log you out of the websites you are currently logged into.

No. Clearing your Safari cache, history, and cookies will not delete your bookmarks.

Yes. Clearing your Safari cache, history, and cookies will delete any saved passwords you have for websites.

Now, you’re safe…  

Clearing Safari cache, history, and cookies on iPhone can help you to secure your privacy and improve the performance of your device. It is a simple and easy process that only takes a few moments to complete.

Do let me know if you’d want me to cover more such articles. Until next time!

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How to Delete History on iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide to Clearing Data

Deleting your browsing history on an iPad is a simple process that ensures your privacy remains intact. By following a few straightforward steps, you can clear your history from Safari, the default browser on iPads. Here’s a quick guide to help you accomplish this task.

How to Delete History on iPad

Deleting your browsing history on an iPad helps protect your privacy and keeps your device running smoothly. Follow these steps to clear your history in Safari.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

First, open the “Settings” app on your iPad.

The Settings app is typically found on your home screen. It looks like a gray gear icon. Tapping it will bring you to the main settings menu where you can access various options for your device.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap on Safari

Next, scroll down the list of options and tap on “Safari.”

Safari is the default browser on iPads. You’ll find it about midway down the list in the Settings menu. Tapping on Safari will open a new menu with various options related to your browser settings.

Step 3: Tap on Clear History and Website Data

Within the Safari settings, tap on “Clear History and Website Data.”

This option is located towards the bottom of the Safari settings page. Tapping on it will prompt a confirmation message asking if you want to clear your history.

Step 4: Confirm the Action

Confirm that you want to clear your history by tapping “Clear” in the pop-up window.

This action will delete all browsing history, cookies, and other data. It’s a good idea to double-check that you want to clear everything before proceeding, as this action cannot be undone.

Step 5: Open Safari to Verify

Finally, open Safari to ensure that your history has been successfully deleted.

You can do this by opening the Safari app and checking your history tab. It should be empty, confirming that your browsing data has been cleared.

After completing these steps, your browsing history on your iPad will be erased. This helps maintain your privacy and can also free up some storage space on your device.

Tips for Deleting History on iPad

  • Regularly Clear History : Make it a habit to clear your history regularly to maintain optimal performance.
  • Use Private Browsing : For added privacy, use Safari’s private browsing mode which doesn’t save history.
  • Clear Cookies and Data : Periodically clear cookies and data to prevent websites from tracking you.
  • Manage Bookmarks : Keep your bookmarks organized and delete any that you no longer need.
  • Update Software : Ensure your iPad’s software and Safari are up-to-date for the latest privacy features.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should i clear my browsing history.

It’s a good idea to clear your browsing history once a month, or more frequently if you share your iPad with others.

Does clearing history delete my bookmarks?

No, clearing your browsing history will not delete your bookmarks. Only your history, cookies, and other site data will be removed.

Can I recover my browsing history after deleting it?

Unfortunately, once you clear your browsing history, it cannot be recovered. Be sure before you delete it.

Will clearing history log me out of websites?

Yes, clearing your history will log you out of most websites as cookies and site data are also deleted.

Is private browsing mode the same as clearing history?

No, private browsing mode does not save any history for your current session, but you still need to manually clear history from previous sessions.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  • Tap on Clear History and Website Data.
  • Confirm the action.
  • Open Safari to verify.

Deleting history on an iPad is a great way to protect your privacy and ensure that your device functions smoothly. By following the steps outlined above, you can quickly and easily clear your browsing history in Safari. Regularly clearing your history and using private browsing mode when necessary will help maintain your privacy further.

Remember, once your history is deleted, it cannot be recovered, so make sure you no longer need the information before you proceed. Staying proactive about your online privacy is crucial in this digital age, and taking these simple steps on your iPad is a good start. For more information about managing your iPad’s settings and enhancing your privacy, stay tuned to our upcoming articles and guides.

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How to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Easily wipe your browsing history in Apple's Safari web browser in seconds.

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How to find your web-browsing history, how to clear your web browsing history.

Clearing your browsing history on iPhone and iPad in Safari has been a straightforward affair for years now.

Sometimes you want to clear your history to get rid of bloat and streamline your browsing experience. Other times, you're trying to hide a gift purchase from a loved one.

Apple makes it very easy to clear your browsing history on both the iPhone and iPad and we're here to show you how. Here's how you can make a fresh start in Safari and debloat your web browsing experience.

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Viewing your web history in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 is very easy to do, here's how:

  • In Safari, tap the Bookmarks button in the toolbar that's below the address bar.
  • Tap the History icon in the upper right corner. Here, you can view your entire web history.

To search for bookmarks, tap the Bookmarks button in the toolbar at the bottom of the app, then select the Bookmark icon.

  • Use the History search bar to find previously viewed pages.

To find History, tap the History menu. Then use the search to find previously viewed information.

If the time calls to wipe most or all of your web browsing history in Safari, here's how to do it on both iPhone and iPad.

To note, the below steps will be the same if you attempt to wipe your web browsing history on an iPhone 15 Pro Max or an iPad Mini 6 , all Apple devices require the same steps.

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  • In Safari, tap the Bookmarks button.
  • Select the History icon in the upper right corner.
  • Tap Clear and select how much history you'd like to clear: the last hour, the last day, 48 hours' worth, or all recorded history.

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One more thing… A feature no one talks about

Privacy on the web matters more than ever in these modern times. Websites store the pages you click on, especially when you sign into a page that can contain personal information about you.

It's great to have a feature like this in Safari — but it would be good to have this automated in iOS 18 . If Apple's web browser could automatically clear history after 24 hours it would be very useful, as you wouldn't leave a trail behind.

Regardless, it's still a good feature, and one you should use every week.

Daryl is iMore's Features Editor, overseeing long-form and in-depth articles and op-eds. Daryl loves using his experience as both a journalist and Apple fan to tell stories about Apple's products and its community, from the apps we use every day to the products that have been long forgotten in the Cupertino archives.

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It's not always convenient to delete your entire history, but you can instead choose to delete specific websites from your history (and the data they leave behind on your device). Here's how to do it in Safari for iPhone and iPad.

Safari will record any websites you visit unless you use Private Browsing . Once a website is in your history it will appear in the URL bar when you start typing a related term. There are all sorts of reasons you may want to prune specific websites, and it's easy to do so.

Open Safari and tap on the "Bookmarks" icon at the bottom of the screen (it looks like an open book).

A pop-up will appear with three tabs for your Bookmarks, Reading List , and History. Tap on the clock icon to see your history.

You can now swipe left on any entry in your history and tap "Delete" to remove it for good.

Rather than scrolling through your entire history of visited websites, you can also search for specific terms or URLs using the on-screen search box . But that's not the only evidence a website may have left behind on your device.

Related: How to Change the Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Websites leave all sorts of data on your device including cached images and cookies . If you want to remove all signs of a website, it's important to remove website data as well.

Launch Settings and tap on Safari > Advanced > Website Data. This menu may take a little while to load as Safari fetches a full list of website data and estimates how much storage each entry takes up on your device.

You can now follow the same procedure as above by swiping left on any websites you would like to forget about and tapping the "Delete" button that appears.

You can also search for specific websites using the search bar at the top of the screen, or nuke everything using the "Remove All Website Data" button at the bottom of the list.

Note that if you do remove website data (or wipe everything) that there may be some drawbacks like having to log in again or having your shopping cart emptied.

Related: Clearing Your Cookies All the Time Makes the Web More Annoying

You can use Private Browsing mode in Safari at any point to visit a website without it being recorded to your device. To do this, tap on the tab icon in the lower right corner of the screen followed by the number of tabs you have open at the bottom of the screen. From here tap "Private" to switch to a private browsing session.

Note that all tabs in your private browsing session will remain open until you close them , so make sure you close anything that may compromise your privacy.

To get a better handle on your iPhone or iPad's privacy settings, we recommend a periodic iOS privacy check-up .

Related: How to Check and Tighten All Your iPhone's Privacy Settings

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How to delete your Safari history on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

  • Clearing your Safari history removes cookies and reduces online tracking.
  • The process for deleting web history is different for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • You can use Private Browsing Mode to prevent web history from being saved.

From accessing your bank account on a shared computer to Googling embarrassing queries, there are a number of reasons to want to clear out your search history. Deleting your history on Safari removes your trail of web browsing, but the process also does more than clear out potentially embarrassing websites.

Clearing your history will also remove associated cookies from the web browser, reducing the number of ways you are being tracked online. While clearing your web history only removes cookies from Safari and not third-party websites that already have your data, it can still be helpful to reduce online tracking. Clearing the related cache can also sometimes fix bugs.

Deleting a web history from Safari isn't a terribly complicated process, but the steps are a bit different if you are using a MacBook , iPad , or iPhone . The steps for clearing several web pages and a single website are also different. Some privacy settings can also prevent you from deleting any web history, leaving the buttons you need grayed out.

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There are also a few tricks that can make the process simpler. For example, if you turn on iCloud for Safari, when you delete the history from your Mac, it will automatically be deleted from your phone and tablet too. If you know you want to delete your web history before you make a single click, you can use Private Browsing Mode instead.

Whether you are a murder mystery writer looking to eliminate search queries that would raise the eyebrows of any detective, or you want to reduce the number of cookies tracking you, this guide will tell you how to delete Safari history in a few simple steps.

How to delete Safari history on a Mac

Safari allows you to delete a lot of web history from a Mac or MacBook at once by allowing you to choose the dates for which you would like to erase. If you want to clear websites from the last hour, last day, last two days or all of your web history, this is the process to use.

  • Open Safari
  • From the top toolbar, click on History , then click Clear History.
  • In the pop-up window, use the drop-down menu to select the time period you want to clear from your history.
  • Click Clear History .

How to delete Safari history on an iPhone or iPad

The steps for clearing out your Safari history on an iPhone is quite different from using a Safari browser on a Mac. But, the process is the same across both iPhones and iPads, so these steps below work for both your phone and tablet.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select Safari.
  • Scroll down to the Privacy & Security section and select Clear History and Website Data.
  • On the next page, tap the time frame that you would like to delete the history for.
  • Optional: If you also want to close out of all open websites, tap the toggle for Close All Tabs.
  • Tap Clear History.

How to delete a single website from Safari history

Safari allows you to easily delete websites from the last hour, day, two days, or your entire web history easily. But, if you only want to remove a single website, you'll instead have to access your history, and then select the individual page to remove.

  • Open a Safari browser.
  • From the top toolbar, select History > Show All History. Or, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Y.
  • Select the website entry that you wish to delete. If that site was not visited today, you will need to tap on the date that you visited the website to find it or use the search bar at the top.
  • Right-click on the website entry and select delete.

On an iPhone or iPad:

  • Tap the Bookmark icon on the bottom (it looks like an open book).
  • Tap the Clock or History icon at the top of the page.
  • Locate the website that you wish to delete from your history -- your history is organized by the date you visited.
  • On the website you wish to delete, swipe left, then tap on the red trash icon.

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If you know that you'll want to delete the website that you are about to visit from your history, try using Private Browsing Mode instead. This mode does not save any website history, including search history and autofill information. That means you can do your online banking without going back and deleting your web history when you are done.

To use Private Browsing Mode on a Mac:

  • Open Safari.
  • On the top toolbar, go to File > New Private Window.
  • Use this new private window for browsing. You can quickly see if a Safari browser is Private because the field to type in the URL is dark gray instead of white.

To use Private Browsing Mode on iOS:

  • Tap the tab icon in the bottom left corner.
  • At the bottom of the screen, tap Private (swipe to see all the toppings in this toolbar if you do not see the Private option.)
  • Private browsing will have a dark gray URL field instead of white. To return to regular browsing, repeat the steps but this time swipe back to your open tabs.

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How to instantly clear your web history from multiple devices.

With iCloud , Safari can save your web browsing across all the devices that you use with your Apple ID. While that's helpful for quickly recalling a website no matter what device you first opened it with, it also syncs any deletions to the web history across your devices . That means if you delete a web page from your history on a Mac, it will automatically be deleted from your iPhone too -- as long as both devices are logged into the same Apple ID and iCloud for Safari is enabled.

iCloud for Safari can be enabled during the setup process for a new device, but it can also be turned on and off from the Settings app:

  • Tap on your Apple ID or name at the top.
  • Tap on iCloud.
  • Under Apps Using iCloud, select Show All . (If you are running iOS 15 or earlier, you may not see the full list already instead of the Show All option, in which case you can jump to the next step.)
  • Toggle on Safari from the list.

Why can't I clear my Safari history?

In some cases, the buttons that you need to tap to clear your Safari history are gray. But why can't you delete your Safari history, and how do you fix it? Here are a few common reasons why the Safari history options are grayed out:

  • You've already deleted your history and there are no more websites to clear out.
  • Web content restrictions are turned on. Some parental control settings prevent kids and teens from deleting their web history, while other content restrictions can also prevent you from deleting. To access the content restriction options, open the Settings app and go to Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • You are using Private Browsing Mode. This mode does not save your web history, so you have nothing to delete.

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Deleting your Safari history makes it difficult for the average person to recover the past websites that you have visited. However, if you are connected to your work or school network, in some cases the network administrator can still see your website access. Deleting your website history also may not fool a trained digital forensics expert during an investigation.

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Do you need to check your Safari browser history? In a few simple steps, you can easily view all the websites you accessed in the past. You can also search for specific websites in your history and clear any website data you don't want. This wikiHow will teach you how to view and delete your Safari history on iPhone, iPad, and macOS.

Things You Should Know

  • On iPhone, you can click the book icon, then the clock icon to find your Safari history.
  • On macOS, you can click the "History" tab, then "Show History".
  • You can search for specific websites and clear your history data.

Step 1 Open Safari.

  • If needed, you can change your General Settings .

Step 2 Tap the open book icon.

  • If you're signed in with the same Apple ID to you use to log into your Mac, your Mac's Safari history will appear in this list as well.

Step 4 Use the search bar to find specific websites.

  • You may have to swipe down on the History page to find it.
  • The results will load as you type.

Step 5 To clear your history, tap

  • You can also swipe left on individual websites in your history, then click Delete .

Step 1 Open Safari.

  • Be sure to update Safari.

Step 2 Click the History menu.

  • If you're logged into the computer with the same Apple ID you use on your iPhone or iPad, you'll also see sites you've visited on those devices.

Step 4 Use the search bar to find specific websites.

  • A list of matching results from your history will appear. Click a site to load it in Safari.

Step 5 To clear your history, click the

  • Select a time frame from the drop-down menu, then click Clear History .
  • You can also delete cookies from Safari .

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In the past we had to have yes or yes a computer to be able to surf the internet and even perform simple searches on Google. However, the paradigm has changed and now from devices such as an iPhone and an iPad can be done, provided that WiFi or data connection is available. The case is that both devices have Safari, Apple ‘s browser. Although iOS and iPadOS are now two different operating systems, the truth is that they continue to share similarities like those in this browser.

Therefore, to be able to eliminate the browsing history of an iPhone or an iPad, the same steps must be followed, which as you will see are tremendously simple:

  • Open Safari on the iPhone or iPad.
  • Click on the book-shaped icon.
  • You will see that three tabs appear now: bookmarks, reading list and history. Click on the latter.
  • Click on “Delete” now .
  • You now have the possibility of deleting a certain part of the history or deleting it whole , being able to choose between deleting the last hour, today, today and yesterday or always.

Once you delete the history you will see that your trail has been completely removed from the browser, unless you have chosen to delete a certain part and the search during that time does not appear. In any case, it should be noted that passwords saved in the iCloud keychain will not be deleted , but some preferences such as those of cookies will be deleted .

Browse privately on iOS and iPadOS

A very interesting function that most browsers have is to be able to search and dive into web pages without leaving a trace on your device. That is, your steps are not recorded in the history and you can navigate quietly without having to delete the history later. This function is also extremely useful if you don’t want websites to store your browsing data and offer you personalized advertising based on your searches.

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To access private browsing in iPhone or iPad Safari you must click on the window display button (lower right of the iPhone and upper right of the iPad) and click on «Nav. private ». This will open a new tab that, as you will see, is in black and means that you are browsing privately.

It should be noted that private browsing does not mean that web pages are not aware that you have visited them or that Google does not store your searches. As we said before, what it does is turn your session into something private regarding your device and the processing of web data for tracking purposes, although this function already found something similar in Settings> Safari.

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I want to set my clear history to be all history, not just one day

I updated my iOS, and the default on clear history is 1 day

i prefer it delete all history and ask to close tabs like my iPad does

how do I change the default settings in my phone to clear all history

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Posted on Nov 27, 2023 5:44 AM

Please make a default setting to: always clear all history, data, and close web pages. Currently, you have to make multiple choices to choose all and close web pages every time you end a session. In the prior version it was one touch to do it all now it is three touches.

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Nov 27, 2023 8:29 PM in response to gvoltes

I agree. The change is moving backwards.

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Oct 8, 2023 6:44 AM in response to BillPerch

Hello BillPerch,

To clear Safari history, cache, and cookies on an iPhone, you'd need to revisit the page you came from for a solution: Clear the history, cache, and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Delete history, cache, and cookies
1. Go to Settings > Safari.
2. Tap Clear History and Website Data.
Clearing your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.
When there's no history or website data to clear, the button to clear it turns gray. The button might also be gray if you have web content restrictions set up under  Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time .
To visit sites without leaving a history,  turn Private Browsing on .

When you tap on 'Clear History and Website Data' it will open a window with options for clearing timeframes and if you'd like to close all tabs. Once you select the appropriate options, then tap on 'Clear History'.

If these steps don't solve it, are you using a Screen Time restrictions? Is the device managed by a school or business? The more we can understand, the better we can assist.

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How to Go Incognito in Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad?

Today we will learn how to turn on incognito/private mode in Safari browser on iPad, Mac and iPhone. Follow the simple steps below to open stored prescriptions and search the web without deleting history.

To open Incognito mode we just find another tab/window option in Safari, select Private Browsing and click OK and we can browse as we normally would in Safari but with Private Browsing turned on.

What is Incognito/private mode?

Private mode (incognito) is where the browser doesn’t save any data about your session. Now open Safari private mode, here’s how to do it:

Methods To Go Incognito on MAC:

  • Launch Safari from your Mac.

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  • Click on File in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  • Select New Private Window. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Shift + Command + N.
  • A new window will open with a dark address bar, indicating that we are in Private Browsing mode & now we can search in incognito mode.

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Turn on Private Browsing on iPhone:

  • Open the Safari app on your iphone.

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  • Now just tap on the tabs button (two overlapping squares) at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Now tap on the Private at the bottom left of the screen.
  • Then on the ‘+’ button to open a new private tab.
  • Now the interface will turn dark, indicating that we are in Private Browsing mode and you are done.

How to Go Incognito on iPad:

  • Now firstly open the Safari app in your iPad.

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  • Now just tap the tabs group button (two overlapping squares) at the top right of the screen.
  • Then on the Private option as shown in the above screenshot.
  • Now finally on the ‘ +’ button on the top right to open a new private tab.

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  • Now, the interface will show private browsing, indicating that we are in Private Browsing mode.

How To Turn off Private Browsing?

  • On Mac: Close the Private Window by clicking the red close button in the top left corner.
  • On iPhone or iPad: Tap the Tabs button, then tap Private again to exit private browsing mode and return to normal browsing.

How to Go Incognito in Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad – FAQs

What is private browsing.

Private browsing is a mode in web browsers that doesn’t save your browsing history, cookies, site data. It provides more privacy.

Which browsers support private browsing on Mac, iPhone, and iPad?

All Popular browsers like Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox support private browsing on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How can I tell if I’m in a private browsing window in Safari?

The private browsing window will have a dark or black address bar, and Safari will indicate that you are in private browsing mode.

Does private browsing in Safari on Mac save my download history?

No, files you download while using private browsing won’t appear in the downloads list but but the files themselves will remain on your Mac so be careful.

Does private browsing mode affect all tabs on Safari?

No, private browsing mode only affects the tabs opened within the private browsing session. Regular tabs will continue to store history and cookies as they usually do.

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    Tap Clear and select how much history you'd like to clear: the last hour, the last day, 48 hours' worth, or all recorded history. To clear History, tap the Bookmarks button, then choose the History icon. Tap Clear than select how much history you'd like to erase. (Image credit: Future / Apple) One more thing….

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    Click Clear History…. 4. Choose a timeframe you want to clear. You can choose: the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all history. 5. Click Clear History. This will remove all history, cookies, and other browsing data from Safari. 6. On the top toolbar, click Preferences.

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    Open Safari and tap on the "Bookmarks" icon at the bottom of the screen (it looks like an open book). A pop-up will appear with three tabs for your Bookmarks, Reading List, and History. Tap on the clock icon to see your history. You can now swipe left on any entry in your history and tap "Delete" to remove it for good.

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    On a Mac: Open a Safari browser. From the top toolbar, select History > Show All History. Or, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Y.; Select the website entry that you wish to delete.

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    On macOS Catalina and later: In Finder, choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud. On macOS High Sierra and earlier: In Finder, choose Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud. Uncheck the box next to Safari. Then open Safari and from the menu bar, navigate to: Safari > Clear History > Clear All History.

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    Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Confirm you want to Clear History and Data. The button turns gray after you clear the data. Clear History and Website Data from Safari in the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. If you want, you can go to Advanced > Website Data from the bottom of the Safari settings. This screen allows ...

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    2. Tap the sidebar icon in the top left. This will open a sidebar with a number of options. 3. Tap the History button. The History option has a blue clock icon next to it. If you're signed in with the same Apple ID to you use to log into your Mac, your Mac's Safari history will appear in this list as well. 4.

  20. Clearing Safari history on Childs iPhone/iPad

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    Open Safari on the iPhone or iPad. Click on the book-shaped icon. You will see that three tabs appear now: bookmarks, reading list and history. Click on the latter. Click on "Delete" now . You now have the possibility of deleting a certain part of the history or deleting it whole , being able to choose between deleting the last hour, today ...

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    The short answer is it can't be done, but it might help if you were to explain your need to do that. For example, perhaps Private Browsing will meet your requirements: Browse privately in Safari on iPhone - Apple Support When you use Private Browsing, "Safari won't remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information."— Turn Private Browsing on or off on your ...

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    To clear Safari history, cache, and cookies on an iPhone, you'd need to revisit the page you came from for a solution: Clear the history, cache, and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Delete history, cache, and cookies 1. Go to Settings > Safari. 2. Tap Clear History and Website Data. Clearing your history, cookies, and ...

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