As you browse the web in the Safari web browser on your iOS 11-powered iPhone or iPad, you’ll be saving cookies and cached files to your device. While these files make your browsing faster and more enjoyable, they can take up a good amount of storage space. Plus, they can be a security risk.
Luckily, it’s easy to delete these files from your device with just a few taps of your finger. Please note that once you have deleted cookies from your device, you might have to login again to certain sites, or some of the customization options you’ve set for various websites might need to be reset.
How To Clear Cache, Delete Cookies and Browsing History in Safari in OS 11
To clear the cache and delete cookies and your browsing history from Safari in iOS 11, do the following:
1.) Go to the Settings app.
2.) In the Settings app, scroll down until you see see the “Safari” menu option. Tap that.
3.) Scroll down the Safari menu until you see a blue link labeled “Clear History and Website Data.” Tap that.
4.) You’ll see a pop-up window appear with a link to tap to “Clear History and Data.” You’ll see a warning that “Clearing will remove history, cookies, and other browsing data.” Plus, “History will be cleared from devices signed into your iCloud account.”
5.) Tap the “Clear History and Data” link to clear the information from the Safari Cache. (Or tap “Cancel” if you’ve changed your mind.)
That’s all it takes. your browsing history, cookies, and cache data has been cleared from your Safari browser. Although your browsing history has been removed, your reading list and bookmarks are all intact.
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