Search history is nothing but a record of the activity including the websites you have searched and visited which helps you monitor activity of an individual. Similar to any other record, History also acquires space and if it is not cleaned for a long time, it affects the browsing experience by affecting the browser performance.

Clear Internet History On iPhone

Therefore, it is important to clean your browsing history after a week or a month to maintain your browser performance. Deleting history on PC is quite easy as compared to doing it on mobile due to the changed interface. In case you are having difficulty in cleaning your browser history on your iPhone, do not worry.

Given are some of the effective methods with easy steps that you will need to carry out in order to clean history from your iPhone.

For Apple Safari:

Safari by Apple is a built-in internet browser that comes in every iPhone. Being a built-in browser, it is most widely used internet browser by iPhone users. This is why we have mentioned it before any other browsing app.

Following are some steps that you will need to carry out in order to delete internet history stored in Apple Safari.

Step # 1:


The first and foremost thing that you will need to do in order to clean browsing history stored in Safari browser is to open your phone ‘Settings’. The default location of ‘Settings’ button is the home screen as pointed in the given above figure. In case you have moved it to any other page, you can search it by entering ‘Settings’ in the search field and tap on its icon given in the search results.

Step # 2:


Since it is a built-in app, it can be easily found in the settings control panel. Just scroll down the page containing built-in apps and you will find Safari at the bottom of the list. Once you have found it, tap on its icon.

Step # 3:


When you will tap on its icon, its control panel will be opened. Scroll down till you find the ‘Privacy’ option. In privacy option, there will be some options related to internet browsing. Beneath those options, there will be ‘Clear History’ button which you will need to tap. When you will click on this button, a dialogue box will appear asking for your confirmation. Tap ‘Clear History’ button and all your internet history saved on Safari will be deleted permanently.

Safari Private Browsing:


In case you do not want Safari to save further browsing activity, you can simply enable the ‘Private Browsing’ by swapping the slide button from ‘Off’ to ‘On’. Once it is enabled, it will neither record your browsing history nor will it save any other information such as ‘Password’ or other login credentials.

For Other Browsers:

Although Safari comes with almost every important feature that a user want to have in an internet browser, but there still are some iPhone users who are not satisfied with its performance, features and options. And, therefore, they prefer to use other browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera Mini.

In case you are one of the users who have been using browser other than safari for browsing internet over their iPhone, then the above procedure may not help you remove the browsing history as the above procedure is only valid for Safari users.

Note: I have mentioned steps for cleaning Google Chrome history and you will need to carry out almost the same steps to clean history of any browser other than Safari.

Step # 1:


The first thing that you will need to do is to locate the browser in your iPhone. In case you are unable to find it, you can simply use search option with the name of browser in the search field to find it. Once you have found it, tap its icon to open it.

Step # 2:


After opening browser, go to options menu and choose ‘Settings’ options. In case of Google Chrome, the options button will be on the top-right corner of the browser having 3 horizontal lines.

Step # 3:


Upon tapping settings option, it will take you to the screen having different options. Among these options, one option will be of ‘Privacy’. Tap it to open ‘Privacy Control Panel’.

Step # 4:


In the privacy control panel, there will be options related to user privacy of internet browsing and one of them will be of clearing history. Tap on it to clear browsing history. When you will tap on it, it will open a dialogue box asking for your confirmation. Tap on ‘Clear Browsing History’ option will delete the entire search and browsing history permanently.

In case you do not want the browser to save browsing history in future, browse privately. In case of Google Chrome, there is option of Incognito tab. Similarly, in Firefox, you can start private browsing. However in Opera Mini, there is no option of private browsing. Therefore, you will need to clear history periodically.