How to Clear the Cache, History and Cookies in Safari for iPad

In this brief tutorial I’ll show you how to clear the browsing history, the Safari cache and cookie files in Safari for the iPad.

We’ve got the steps for both “types” of clearing your browsing data – you can delete all of the stored website data (browsing history, cache and cookies) at once, or you can delete that website data on a site by site basis.

Clear All Website Data from Safari (iPad)

  1. Select Settings from your iPad home screen.
  2. the iOS Settings button

  3. Choose Safari from the Settings column on the left.
  4. Safari listed in the iPadOS Settings

  5. Look for the section named PRIVACY & SECURITY and then tap the button inside of it titled Clear History and Website Data
  6. the Privacy & Security section of the Safari Settings with an arrow pointing at the Clear History and Website Data button

  7. Confirm you want to delete your browsing history and related files by tapping the Clear button.
  8. an arrow pointing at a button titled Clear

  9. That’s it!

Clear Specific Website Data from Safari (iPad)

  1. Select Settings from your iPad home screen.
  2. the iOS Settings button

  3. Choose Safari from the Settings column on the left.
  4. Safari listed in the iPadOS Settings

  5. Scroll way down until you find the Advanced button and give it a tap.
  6. an arrow pointing at the Advanced button in the Safari settings

  7. Select Website Data from the Advanced section.
  8. the Website Data button in the Advanced section of the Settings for Safari on the iPad

  9. Here you’ll find a list of all the sites that you’ve visited on your iPad. To remove a specific site (or sites), tap the Edit button located towards the upper-right corner of the window.
  10. Now tap the “minus sign” red button button (see screenshot below) next to the site you want to clear. Note: some sites will actually have data stored across multiple domains. For example, in the screenshot below you can see facebook.net listed, but if you want to clear all of the Facebook info from your iPad, you’d also need to delete fbcdn.net since that’s the part of Facebook where things like image files are stored. That’s why sometimes it’s best to just delete all of the stored website data on your iPad – just to make sure you’ve really cleared everything you want deleted.
  11. Each time you select a site to delete you’ll be prompted to confirm it – tap the Clear button in each case.
  12. an arrow pointing at a button titled Clear to confirm the removal of data on Safari for the iPad

Now that you know how to clear the cache etc for Safari on your iPad, why not learn how to clear the website data from all of your other devices.


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4 thoughts on “How to Clear the Cache, History and Cookies in Safari for iPad”

  1. Pete –

    Try closing all of the open tabs and then close Safari itself before you clear the cache. If that doesn’t do it, try closing Safari, powering your device off and then back on again, then clear the cache.

  2. Tried all the above, but still can’t remove a cookie from the daily mirror website – HELP!

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