How to Clear Safari History and Website Data in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

It’s important to clear Safari history and website data in iOS 10 on your iPhone/iPad to prevent it from being messed up. Read on to know more.

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Just like any other web browser, Safari also keeps the history of whatever you search. Whether they are cookies, logins or website data, the stock web browser for iOS keeps all of them in order to help you access these data easily.

There are two prime reasons why you should clean up Safari history from time to time. While one reason could be to prevent others from checking out what you search, the other purpose may be to stop the web browser from being chaotic.

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How to Clear Safari History and Website Data in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Whatever could be the reason, it’s better to clean up the unnecessary data regularly. (Make sure to check out this post to Clear Safari History and Website Data on iOS 9.)

How to Clear Safari History and Website Data at once in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

After following these steps, history will be cleared from your iCloud devices.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

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Open Settings App on iPhone

Step #2. Next up, scroll down and tap on Safari.

Tap on Safari in iPhone SettingsStep #3. Tap on Clear History and Website Data → Tap on Clear History and Data to confirm.

Tap on Clear History and Website Data in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

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How to Clear Website Data in Safari on iPhone/iPad

If you wish to get rid of only website data and not history, there is an option to let you do so as well.

Step #1. Open Settings → Safari.

Tap on Settings Then Safari on iPhone

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Step #2. Next, you have to scroll down and tap on Advanced.

Tap on Advanced in Safari in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Website data.

Tap on Website Data in Safari Settings on iPhone

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Step #4. Now, if you want to get rid of all the website data at once, just tap on Remove All Website Data at the bottom.

Tap on Remove All Website Data in iOS 10 Safari Settings on iPhone

But, if you want to remove individual website data, just swipe left from right on the specific data you wish to delete. Then tap on Delete button. (Alternately, you can tap on Edit from the top right corner. Then tap on the red button before the particular data and tap on Delete.)

Delete Individual Website Data from Safari in iOS 10

How to Remove History and Website Data from the Safari Itself

You can also clear history and website data right from Safari app itself. It’s quite easy to do.

Step #1. Launch Safari on your device.

Step #2. Tap on the bookmark icon from the bottom.

Tap on Bookmark Icon in Safari on iPhone

Step #3. Make sure bookmark tab is selected (if it’s not already). Tap on History.

Tap on Bookmark Then History in Safari on iPhone

Step #4. Now, you need to tap on Clear from the bottom right corner. Up next, you can choose to get rid of the data of The last hour, Today, Today and yesterday or All time. You can select any option as per your need.

Clear Safari History on iPhone and iPadThat’s all there is to it!

Safari has got some handy improvements in iOS 10. The iPad specific Split-View or the option to clear all tabs at once, the stock web browser has got a lot better.

How much do you use Safari on your iPhone? We would like to have your feedback in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Have you tried our app?

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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