How to delete frequently visited sites from Safari on iPhone

How to Remove Frequently Visited Sites from Safari on iPhone and iPad

Safari has a category named Frequently Visited on its main screen just below Favorites. This has the icons for web pages you visit most frequently. It is handy as it lets you access these websites with a single tap.

However, if you want, you have the option to delete frequently visited sites from Safari on your iPhone. Additionally, you can even remove a frequently visited section in the Safari browser altogether. Let me walk you through both methods.

How to disable Safari’s frequently visited websites on iPhone

  1. Open the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Touch and hold on to a frequently visited website icon.
  3. Tap Delete.
Delete Frequently Visited Sites from Safari in iOS 13

This site will be immediately removed from the Frequently Visited section.

Remove Frequently Visited section completely from Safari

Note: This option is not available in iOS 15.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Safari.

    Open Settings and Tap on Safari in iOS 13 on iPhone
  3. Turn OFF the toggle for Frequently Visited Sites.

    Disable Frequently Visited Sites in Safari on iPhone

Now, open Safari, you won’t find the section named ‘Frequently Visited.’

Even if you delete frequently visited sites from Safari, the browser still remembers your history of visiting it. To delete this too, you can clear Safari history and website data.

Finally, one exciting thing to note is that frequently visited sites seem to be device-specific, unlike bookmarks. On my iPhone, I see different webpages under Frequently Visited than those on Safari on my Mac, even though both devices have the same Apple ID and iCloud Safari sync enabled.

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