Delete history, cache and cookies
- Go to Settings > Safari.
- Tap Clear History and Website Data.
Clearing your history, cookies and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.
When there’s no history or website data to be cleared, the button to clear it will turn grey. The button may also be grey if you have set up web content restrictions under Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time.
To visit sites without leaving history, turn Private Browsing on.
Clear your cookies and the cache, but keep your history
- Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data.
- Tap Remove All Website Data.
When there’s no website data to be cleared, the button to clear it will turn grey. The button may also be grey if you have set up web content restrictions under Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time.
Delete a website from your history
- Open the Safari app.
- Tap the Show Bookmarks button , then tap the History button .
- Tap the Edit button, then select the website(s) that you want to delete from your history.
- Tap the Delete button.
A cookie is a piece of data that a site puts on your device so that the site can remember you when you visit it again.
To block cookies:
- Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced.
- Turn on Block All Cookies.
If you block cookies, some web pages may not work. Here are some examples:
- You'll likely not be able to sign in to a site even when using your correct user name and password.
- You may see a message that cookies are required or that your browser's cookies are turned off.
- Some features on a site may not work.
Use content blockers
Content blockers are third-party apps and extensions that let Safari block cookies, images, resources, pop-ups and other content.
To get a content blocker:
- Download a content blocking app from the App Store.
- Tap Settings > Safari > Extensions.
- Tap to turn on a listed content blocker.
You can use more than one content blocker. If you need help, contact the app developer.