back to top

How to clear Safari Offline Reading List Cache on iPhone

Safari browser has a handy feature known as Reading List. With Reading List, you can save webpages to read offline later on. But if you want to save storage space, you should make it a habit to routinely delete your Safari offline Reading List cache on iPhone or iPad.

Reading List is different from bookmarks, which are just saved links. All the webpages you add to Reading List are cached and stored locally on your iOS device. Let’s take a look at how you can free up space by clearing Safari’s Offline Reading List cache.

How to delete Safari Offline Reading List Cache on iPhone

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.

  3. Now, tap iPhone Storage.
  4. Find and tap Safari.

    Tap on iPhone Storage and Select Safari
  5. Swipe right on Offline Reading List and tap Delete.

    Delete Offline Reading List in Safari on iPhone

This will delete all Safari cached offline reading lists and free up local storage on your iOS device. However, this will not delete the entries of the Reading List itself.

You can still find them in Safari → tap the Book icon on the bottom bar. Now, tap the glasses icon. Here you can swipe right and tap Save Offline. If you want to delete the list item, tap delete. Note that you won’t see Save Offline above if Automatically Save Offline is enabled under Settings → Safari.

Turn Off Automatically Save Offline in Safari Settings on iPhone

That’s all!

Since Reading List is synced across iOS and macOS devices, these entries will also be deleted from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac (if they have the same Apple ID and Safari sync is enabled in iCloud).

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask in the comments down below.

You may also like:

  • Marcus

    Marcus Mears III is a lifelong technology enthusiast with half a decade of experience developing prose that keeps readers in the know. With hundreds of reviews, buying guides, and how-to explainers across a number of tech and lifestyle publications like How-To Geek, MakeUseOf, and iGeeksBlog, Mears’ work helps readers around the globe learn to make the most of their devices and software. He uses a 2016 MacBook Pro as his daily driver laptop and a self-built Windows PC for gaming and productivity.

🗣️ Our site is supported by our readers like you. When you purchase through our links, we earn a small commission. Read Disclaimer.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles