Knowing how to clear browser history, cookies, and cache are absolutely essential for all web users, and this is no different for anyone using an iPhone and iPad. This is particularly true when you’re using a someone elses hardware or when you’re testing out iterative changes on websites. Keeping this in mind, here’s how to delete all your browsing records from the default web browser Safari on iOS:
Clearing Browser History, Cache, and Cookies from Safari on iPhone & iPad
Instructions are the same for all iOS hardware:
- Tap on “Settings”
- Scroll down and tap on “Safari”
- Scroll down again and tap on each “Clear History”, “Clear Cache”, and “Clear Cookies”
You’ll need to tap each item individually to clear it, and if you want to remove all traces of your browsing make sure to do all three. If you just want to clear out saved passwords from web forms and what not, clearing cookies is usually adequate.
This really isn’t much different than doing the same in Safari for Mac OS X, and it’s always good practice when you’re using either Mac, Windows, or iOS devices that aren’t your own.