Want to find out how to clear your browsing history in Safari? Need to make sure no one has a way of knowing what websites you've visited on your iPhone or iPad? Keeping that special gift you got your friend a secret or any other reason (at TiPb we don't judge). Lucky for you there's a quick and easy way to clear all of your browsing history in Safari so hit the jump to find out how!
To clear your browsing history in Mobile Safari all you need to do is follow these quick steps:
- Go into the Settings app and select Safari
- Scroll down to the very bottom and tap 'Clear History'
That's it! All of your browsing history will be gone the next time you launch Mobile Safari, so you don't have to worry about someone finding something you didn't want them to see!
Bonus Tip: From the Safari settings pane you also have options to clear cache and cookies. Mobile Safari stores a cache of websites you visit to help reduce bandwidth usage and server load. Cookies are used to store authentication information, site preferences etc. If you want to clear your cookies and cache just tap 'Clear Cookies' and 'Clear Cache'. You'll be asked to confirm for both, just like when you cleared your browsing history.
Bonus Tip 2**: Need to clear more than just safari? Check out our full iPhone and iPad clearing tip!
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