There are a bunch of situations when clearing your web browsing history can be useful. It’s when you share an iPhone or iPad with others and you may want to keep parts of your web browsing history secret, however, what if you forget to use Private Browsing in Safari? Of course, other users can still see your history. You could clear your entire browsing history, but it’s very likely that you will delete something important. Fortunately, it’s possible to clear your history selectively. And in this tutorial, we are going to cover how to selectively clear your browsing history in Safari, plus how to clear your tracking cookies, and website data in case your iPhone/iPad is running slow, or you just want to remove your website data. Have a look.
How To Clear Selective Browsing History From Safari
Step 1: Open Safari from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap the Bookmarks icon to delete items from your Safari browser history.
Step 3: Choose History. Now, you are presented with two options for clearing your browsing history.
- Tap Clear so that you can delete your history by clicking on a time period: the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all time.
- You can clear individual items in your history. To do this, you simply swipe left on the item and tap Delete.
Step 4: Once you are finished cleaning up, tap Done.
How To Clear Your Browser Tracking Cookies, and Website Data
Step 1: Open Safari from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad, and then tap the Bookmarks button in the toolbar.
Step 2: Tap the Bookmarks icon in the upper left corner.
Step 3: Ensure you tap on any back arrows to get back to the top-level menu.
Step 4: Select the History menu.
Step 5: Tap Clear. You can then delete your history from a certain time period by selecting from the menu options: the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all time.
If you want to search your full history, you simply repeat the 4 above steps. Now, in History menu, you should see your full search history from all tabs. Pull down on the list to show the Search bar and then type in your query.
That’s all about how to selectively clear your browsing history as well as how to clear your tracking cookies, and website data in Safari. Was this tutorial useful to you? Let us know in the comments section below.