How to Delete Safari History on iPhone

How to Delete Safari History on iPhone
How to Delete Safari History on iPhone
Deleting Data Device Tips

The Safari app comes as the default internet browsing app on every Apple device. It works just like any other internet browser that you’ve used in the past on your computer or phone, as it stores your browsing history.

Your Safari browsing history is basically a list of all the web sites that you have visited. If you wish to delete Safari history on your iPhone, you can do so with the instructions here. Completing this action will help you free up iPhone space too! You can delete individually or you can do a clean sweep and get rid of everything.

Delete All Safari History on iPhone

To erase your entire Safari iPhone history it’s pretty easy, and this is how to do it:

Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

At this point, you will be asked if you’re sure that you want to delete history. Keep in mind after you clear your history, there’s no “undo” button. If you’re not sure don’t be afraid to “Cancel”. If you are sure then go for it.

If “Clear History and Website Data” is gray it means there’s nothing to delete. If it’s blue then there is some data saved. By clearing the history and website data, the cache will also be affected. Clearing the cache will definitely help free up some storage if this is what you’re after. It’s used for storing components such as photos, so the next time you load the page it won’t take as long as the first time.

Delete Browsing History from Safari Individually

To delete sites individually from your history, go directly to the browser:

Safari > Tap Bookmarks icon > History > Swipe left to delete individual sites

The “Clear” button will also allow you to delete data. This will be based on time measurements (all history, today’s history, last hour or the last two days etc.).

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Sarah McGregor joined the Enigma Recovery Team in June 2014. As Digital and Content Marketing Executive she writes help blogs and ‘How to’ articles for the website. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys connecting with our customers through social media and email.

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