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iPhone & iPad – Clear Safari Browsing History and Website Data

For me, clearing your browser cache from time to time is just good hygiene especially when you consider how easy it is to track people who visit your website. Let’s review the steps for Safari on the iPhone and iPad.

Clear Browser Cache on iPhone or iPad

For me, clearing your browser cache from time to time is just good hygiene especially when you consider how easy it is to track people who visit your website.

Recently when I cleared the cache on my iPhone, I realized I’ve never explained the process here on my blog. Being that I’ve described the process recently for Chrome for iOS, I figured now was a good time to walk you all through the steps on the iPhone and iPad (they are identical btw…).

iPhone and iPad – Clear Safari Browsing Cache and Website Data (Cookies and History)

Step 1 – Tap Settings > Safari

Tip: Find Setting fast by swiping down and use Search to find Settings App

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Step 2 – Tap Clear History and Website Data

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Screenshot from iOS 10.1

If you’re looking to just delete Website Data from a single site, scroll to the bottom of Safari’s Settings and Click Advanced for the options.Although Apple simplified the process in its more recent versions of iOS, unlike

Although Apple simplified the process in its more recent versions of iOS, unlike Google Chrome for iOS; you still need to exit Safari and clear the cache and history in the settings menu.

 


3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. goLfie  

    Hehe, you cut it pretty close on battery life for that iPad screenshot! Love it.

    • That’s just the way I live… On – the – edge… lol

  2. eric  

    This is good to know, but not sufficient for web development purposes — Safari on iOS appears to have an EXTREMELY persistent cache. Clearing the cache by this method doesn’t delete all copies of all stylesheets, e.g.

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