Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Manage Browsing History on Safari for iPad Protect your privacy on your mobile device by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on June 17, 2020 Browsers Safari Chrome Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Reviewing your iPad browser history is a straightforward process. Safari stores a log of websites you visit along with other related components, such as the cache and cookies. These elements enhance the overall browsing experience, but you may want to delete your browsing history and the accompanying data from time to time for privacy reasons. This article applies to all iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad mini devices with iOS 10 or later. The process for managing browser history in Safari on an iPhone is slightly different. Vladimir Vladimirov / Getty Images How to View and Delete Your iPad Browser History in Safari You can manage your web browsing history on the iPad in two ways. The easiest option is to do it directly in Safari: Launch the Safari browser. Tap the Bookmarks icon (it looks like an open book) at the top of the screen. Tap the clock icon to open the History panel. A list of sites you visited over the past month appears on the screen. To delete a single website from the browser history, swipe left on its name. Tap Clear at the bottom of the panel to reveal four options: The last hourTodayToday and yesterdayAll time Select your preferred option to remove the browsing history from your iPad and all connected iCloud devices. How to Delete History and Cookies From the iPad Settings App Deleting the browser history through Safari doesn't remove all the data it stores. For a thorough cleaning, go to the iPad Settings. You can delete the browsing history and cookies from the iPad Settings app. Clearing the history this way deletes everything Safari saved. Tap the gear icon on the Home screen to open the iPad Settings. Scroll down and tap Safari. Scroll through the list of settings and select Clear History and Website Data to delete the browsing history, cookies, and other cached website data. Tap Clear to confirm. Or, tap Cancel to return to the Safari settings without removing any data. How to Delete Stored Website Data on iPad Safari sometimes stores additional website data on top of a list of places you visited on the web. For example, it can save passwords and preferences for frequently visited sites. If you want to delete this data, but don't want to clear the browsing history or cookies, selectively delete specific data saved by Safari using the iPad Settings app. Open the iPad Settings app. Scroll down and tap Safari. Scroll to the bottom of the Safari settings screen and select Advanced. Tap Website Data to display a breakdown of the data each website currently stores on the iPad. Select Show All Sites to display the expanded list if necessary. Tap Remove All Website Data at the bottom of the screen to delete the site data at once. Or, swipe left on individual items to clear them one at a time.