How to Clear Safari Cache on iPhone

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Modern web browser apps, both on computers and smart phones, save a lot of data from the sites you visit. This is useful for improving the speed of web browsing, but sometimes you may want to clear out this cache, whether to clear up storage space, for privacy concerns, or for other reasons.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Clear cached website data for all sites to save space.
  • Delete saved data from specific sites for privacy.

How to Clear Cache for Safari on iPhone

Clearing the website data cache is very easy and quick to do, but the option does require navigating into some obscure menus. For more guides on making the best use of your iPhone's settings, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

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  1. Open Settings app.

  2. Scroll down to locate the Safari option and tap it.

  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap the Advanced option.

  4. Tap Website Data.

  5. On this screen you can delete saved data from individual sites by finding the site in the list (using the search field or tapping Show All Sites if necessary) and swiping the entry to the left.

    Swipe to clear website data
  6. You can clear the entire website cache by tapping Remove All Website Data at the bottom.

  7. Tap Remove Now to confirm.

Now you know how to clear your cache of website data for Safari whenever you want.

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Brian Peters is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a creative writing hobbyist, and general technology enthusiast. He has a bachelor's degree in English, and has completed National Novel Writing Month multiple times. He lives in the Austin, Texas, area with his wife, two dogs, and two cats.