How to clear history and cookies from iOS 7 Safari

Whenever you visit a webpage using the Safari web browser, it gets recorded in you browser history so you can more easily go back and find that page again should you want to. Likewise, cookies get stored to persist things like logins and other information. If you don't want a particular page recorded in your history or cookies (we don't judge!) you can always use Private browsing mode. If you forget, however, iOS lets you quickly and easily clear your history and cookies, and start over fresh and clean.

How to clear web history from Safari

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Clear History.

How to clear cookies from Safari

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Clear Cookies and Data.

That's it. All the web data stored in Safari is now gone. Just be sure to repeat these steps each time you don't want your web history to be visible to anyone else.

How to get more help with Safari

If you have specific questions about Safari or iOS in general, check out our iOS help and discussion forum. For more on Safari in specific, check out our ultimate guide: