How to clear Safari browser history and website data on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8






If you like to do heavy browsing on your iPhone or iPad, then you definitely would like to know how to remove your history items as well as website data so that your private data remains safe when you hand over the device to someone else, even when doing so in your own family. Browser history is a very personal item and it ought to remain so. Today we are listing the steps on how to clear Safari browser history and Website data on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.

These screenshots have been taken on an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.4 but the steps would essentially remain the same for all iPhone variants and even iPads running iOS 8. So here are the steps.

Go to the iPhone home screen and locate Settings app.

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Click Settings app.

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Settings are displayed. Scroll down on this page till you see Safari.

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Click Safari.

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Safari settings are displayed. Scroll down on this page till you see 'Clear History and Website Data' in blue color.

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Click 'Clear History and Website Data'.

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A final warning message is received. Read through and click 'Click History and Data' again. This would remove all Safari browsing history from this iPhone or iPad.

So this is how we clear Safari browsing history and website data from an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8. And you are pretty safe now handing over the device to someone else, be rest assured that no one can check your browser history again unless he or she is a true hacker.


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