How To Clear Safari Offline Reading List Cache On Your iPhone

If your Safari Reading List is growing with unnecessary webpages, you should remove the data from Settings on your iPhone or iPad. This guide gives you useful info in a simple method.

Being a writer, I keep reading many webpages during a day; but due to time crunch, sometimes I am not able to give justice to all content I browse. Thanks to my iPhone’s Safari browser that provides me feature “Add to Reading List”.

Unlike Bookmarks, this reading list gives me ease of reading webpages without using my mobile data, in case my Wi-fi connection succumbs to technical glitches. So I keep piling on webpages in my Reading List. And this is when the problem starts.

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As I keep adding pages to Reading List, it encroaches upon the limited storage space on my iPhone. Since it gives me ease of offline reading, I had to bear the loss of storage capacity. You must be wondering how those humble pages can eat up storage. Guys, web pages are now decorated with rich graphics and video content, and this makes it heavy in size.

But I got a solution to this issue. Now I will clear some of my Safari offline reading lists and save space. Also sharing with you what I have learned.

How To Clear Safari Offline Reading List on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. First off, launch Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

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Step #2. Now Storage & iCloud Storage → Tap on Manage Storage.

Tap on Manage Storage on iPhone

It will take a fraction of second for your iPhone to populate the list of apps.

Step #3. From the list, spot Safari and tap on it.

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Tap on Safari in iPhone Storage Settings

You will be landed on a screen, where you can see three options: Website Data, Offline Reading List, and History.

Step #4. Now tap on Edit button from the top right corner of your iPhone’s screen.

Tap on Edit in Safari in Manage iPhone Storage

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Step #5. Tap on red button is seen on left side of each option.

Tap on Red Button in Safari in iPhone Storage

Step #6. Now tap on Delete button that appears on right.

Delete Safari Offline Reading List on iPhone

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Watch out how to Delete Safari Offline Reading List in iOS 9

This action will clear the cache of reading list links you have saved in Safari. Note that this will not remove anything from the list, therefore, you can always read whatever you have saved in future. Albeit, for once, you need to start internet and click on the link you want to read from the list.

This means that the iPhone saves only the cache for offline reading. If you are not happy with such a solution of saving web pages in Reading List, you can save entire webpages as PDF also.

Which one is a better option for you – saving webpage in Reading List or as PDF? Please share your feedback on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus) or in the comment section below.

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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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