Apple’s default browser for iOS and macOS devices, Safari, behaves like most browsers when storing private data on a device’s hard drive. Items like browsing history, CacheCache, and the cookies are saved on your iPhone while surfing the web. The data is stored to improve your browsing experience in several methods. This guide is applied to the Safari web browser on Apple iPhone devices.
iPhone History, Cache, and Cookies
Web browser data saved on your iPhone consist of the history, CacheCache, and the cookies. When saved, the data delivers faster load times, automatically populates the web forums, tailors advertisements, and provides your web searches’ records. Here we look at the types of browser data which is stored on your iPhone:
- Browsing Data History: It is a log of the web pages that you visited. It is very useful when you need to return to those sites.
- Cache: The cache history comprises locally stored web page components like images, used to speed up the load times in future browsing sessions.
- Autofill: This information consists of data like your name, address, and credit card numbers.
- Cookies: These bits of information are placed on your iPhone by most of the websites. Cookies stores the login information and then gives you a customized experience on subsequent visits.
While this particular data may be useful to store, it is also very sensitive. Whether it is the password for your Gmail account or the digits on your credit card, much of the data is left behind at the end of your browsing session could be resulted very harmful. In addition to a security risk, there are some privacy issues also that are to be considered. That’s why it is essential to understand what this information consists of and how it can be viewed and molded on your iPhone.
In this tutorial guide, we will explain the process of managing and deleting the respective data.
Clear The Browsing History and Other Private Data
- Firstly, open the settings application that is located on the home screen of the iPhone.
- Scroll Down and then select the Safari.
- Scroll Down the bottom and select the Clear History and Website Data.
If the Link is blue, it means the Safari stored history and other information on the device.
If the Link is grey, it means that there are no records or files to delete.
- Begin with selecting the Clear History and Data to confirm the action.
This specific action will also delete the Cache, Cookies, and other browsing-related data from the iPhone.
Block All The Cookies
Apple has taken the more proactive approach to cookies in iOS permit you to block all that originates from an advertiser or other third party website by default. To block the cookies, you need to follow these steps:
- Firstly, open the Settings application, which is located on the home screen of the iPhone.
- Then Scroll down and select the Safari Browser.
- Scroll Down to the Privacy and Security section and turn on the “Block All The Cookies Toggle” switch.
Delete Data From The Specific Websites
The above-discussed methods are perfect if your goal is to remove the private data in one fell swoop. Thus, if you need to clear the data saved by the specific websites, Safari for iOS gives a way to do that.
- Start it with Opening the Settings application, located on the home screen of the iPhone.
- Scroll down, select the browser Safari, and then scroll to the bottom, select the Advanced option, and then WebsiteDataa.
- Select the Edit button in the extreme upper right corner.
- Select the red dash icon next to the websites whose information you would like to delete, then select the Delete tab.
Then again, repeat this process until you are satisfied. When you are finished, then select the “Done” Tab.