How to Clear Safari History on iPhone

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If you share an iPhone or iPad with others, you may wish to keep parts of your Safari web browsing history private. You can clear your entire Safari browsing history, or you can clear your browsing history on iPhone selectively. Here's how to do both on your iPhone or iPad.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Quickly delete individual websites from your Safari browsing history.
  • Delete all your Safari browsing history from a customizable period of time.

How to Clear Safari Browsing History on iPhone

The Safari app makes it really simple to clear your browsing history, whether you just want to delete individual links or clear out all your history. If you know in advance you want to keep your Safari history private, you can also turn on Private BrowsingIf you like learning tips about using your Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day! Here's how to clear Safari history on your iPhone.

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  1. Open the Safari app.

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  2. Tap the Bookmarks button.

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  3. Tap the History tab.

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  4. To delete websites individually, swipe from right to left. 

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  5. To delete websites all at once, tap Clear.

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  6. From here, you will see a menu with options for how far back you'd like to clear your history. Choose which option works best for you.

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  7. Then, tap Clear History.

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And that's how you delete safari history, whether all at once or individual links. Now, you can keep your browsing history private and more secure.
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Author Details

Sarah Kingsbury

As the Editorial Director at iPhone Life, Sarah Kingsbury manages the online editorial team and oversees all website content. She is a long-time Apple enthusiast who never goes anywhere without her Apple Watch and owns way too many HomePods. Since joining iPhone Life in 2013, Sarah has done everything from writing hundreds of how-to articles to founding the Daily Tip newsletter. She even co-hosted the early episodes of the iPhone Life Podcast. When not at work, Sarah can be found hiking in the mountains and canyons around Las Vegas, where she lives with her partner and dogs.