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How to Erase Browsing History on iPad Permanently

November 28, 2017 11:35 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iOS System Tuneup
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When you visit a web page on iOS device via Safari or other browsing apps, like Chrome, your browsing history will be recorded and stored for better user experience. However, it will cause privacy leakage since your password and other sites that you want to keep them secret will be stored. The most secure solution is to delete browsing history permanently. This post will introduce 3 simple and effective ways to clear browser history on iPad Pro/Air/Mini, iPad 4/3/2/1 with iOS 11.2/11.1/11/10/9.

Method 1. Erase Browsing History on iPad Permanently (100% Unrecoverable)
Method 2. Selectively Delete Browsing History from iPad within Safari App
Method 3. Clear All Browsing Data on iPad/iPhone via Settings

Method 1. Erase Browsing History on iPad Permanently (100% Unrecoverable)

If you want to wipe browsing history on iPad/iPhone completely, you can use a multi-in-one iOS clean-up tool, Tenorshare iCareFone, which can clear browser history from iPad/iPhone, like Chrome history, Safari history, wipe off junk files, cookies, caches and accelerate your iOS device. No one can recover the deleted records/files.

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Step 1. Download and install Tenorshare iCareFone. Connect your iDevice to PC/Mac. Run Tenorshare iCareFone.

Step 2. Once Tenorshare iCareFone detects your device, click “Clean & Speedup”>”Quick Scan” to scan your device. Once the scanning is done, you’ll get a full display of your junk files that can be cleared to tune up your iDevice.

quick scan

Step 3. Click “Clean” beside “Junk Files” and “Temporary Files” to clean Safari cookie and all the web history.

clean junk files

Method 2. Selectively Delete Safari Browsing History from iPad within Safari App

Sometimes you just want to clear surfing history on iPad/iPhone during specific time. You can complete this within Safari app. You can delete Google history within Chrome app as well.

1. Open Safari>Tap bookmark icon on the upper left panel (iPad), bottom right on iPhone.
2. You will see three icons. Tap the clock icon on the right to open History.
3. Tap Clear at the bottom, then select 'The last hour', 'Today', 'Today and yesterday' or 'All time'.

clear history in Safari

Note: you can choose to delete individual entry: slide from the right to the left on a URL and tap Delete.

Method 3. Clear All Browsing Data on iPad/iPhone via Settings

If you want to delete all browsing data on iPad/iPhone, there is another simple method you can adopt: clearing up all history using Settings. Go Settings>Safari>scroll down and click Clear History and Website Data.

clear history in Settings

In addition, if you want to prevent from tracking by websites and clear cookies during further use, you can do following things

1. Set up Private Browsing Mode in Safari app.
2. Go Settings>Safari>turn on Prevent Cross-Site Tracking
3. Go Settings>Safari>tap Block All Cookies
4. Go Settings>Safari>switch on Ask Website Not to Track Me
After that, no browsing history will be stored.

Bottom Line

Deleting browsing history can be so easy with the 3 methods mentioned above. The deleted search history is recoverable if you use the last two methods. If you want to permanently delete browsing history from iPad/iPhone, the best way is to use Tenorshare iCareFone, which is not only an iOS cleaner but also an iOS system saver. If you have other problems, please leave us a message.

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