Awhile ago, I wrote a post on how to manage your History in Safari for the Mac. You can also manage your history in Safari for iOS, although the steps aren’t quite so evident. To access History on Safari, click the Bookmarks icon on the bottom of the page and then click the History in the list. You can easily delete an item in your History list by swiping to the left.
By default, Safari saves any sites that you visit to its History but you can delete History by tapping Clear on the bottom of your screen and then choosing from the following options:
- Clear the Last Hour
- Clear Today
- Clear Today & Yesterday
- Clear All History
What if you don’t want Safari to track your history at all? In this case, you’ll need to turn on Private Browsing. To do so, click the Tabs icon on the bottom of your screen and then click the word Private on the bottom-left side of your screen. You’ll know when you’re in private browsing mode because the user interface will switch to gray.
Quick Guide: Manage Browing History in Safari for iOS
- To view browsing history, click the Bookmarks icon on the bottom of the Safari screen (if you don’t see the icons, tap on the bottom of the Safari screen to make them appear).
- Tap the leftmost icon (Bookmarks) on the tabbed bar on top of your screen.
- Click History in the list.
- To delete an item from your History list, swipe to the left and then tap Delete.
- To delete all entries in your History list, tap Clear on the bottom of your screen and choose from the available options.
Quick Guide: To Turn On Private Browsing in Safari for iOS
- Tap the Tabs icon on the bottom of your screen (if you don’t see the icons, tap on the bottom of the Safari screen to make them appear).
- Tap Private on the lower-left corner of your screen. You are now in Private Browsing mode.
- To turn off Private Browsing, follow steps 1 & 2 above, tapping the Private button again to toggle it off.
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