This post will walk you through wiping all accumulated website data from the iOS Safari browser app. Here’s a quick guide on how to delete all website data on iPhone 13 Safari in iOS 15.2.
Browsing History, Cache, Cookies and Website Data
Every time you visit online sites and web pages, your device collects temporary files, images, cookies and other residual data and stores them among other browser caches. This information will then be utilized by your device, particularly the browser app, the next time you visit the same websites or pages. As a result, site pages are loading up faster.
However, these browser cache and cookies may eventually inflict some trouble especially when any of the accumulated residual data have been corrupted or contained some bugs.
To prevent these potential issues from transpiring, clearing browser cache and cookies or website data from time to time is recommended.
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Just like many other browser apps, the iOS Safari browser all embed a specific command to delete browsing history, cache, cookies and other website data that have been piled up in the system.
The steps outlined below depict the actual process of deleting all website data on the iPhone 13 (iOS 15.2) Safari app.
Feel free to refer to this simple guide whenever you need some input on how to perform this operation on your new Apple smartphone.
Easy Steps to Delete All Website Data on iPhone 13 Safari (iOS 15.2) application
The following steps are also applicable when wiping all website data on the Safari app on other iPhone models. However, there may be some slight differences on the actual interface given that screens and menu items vary between device models and service providers.
Just be sure to keep your iPhone software updated to ensure all new features and internet functionalities are present.
You may start whenever you’re all set to configure your iPhone’s browser settings.
Step 1: Go to your Home screen and then tap on the Settings icon. Doing so will launch the iOS settings app.
Step 2: While on the main Settings app menu, scroll down and then tap Safari. Another menu opens with all built-in settings and options for the iPhone Safari app.
Step 3: There is also an option for you to Clear History and Website Data from the Safari app’s main settings menu. This option is activated only if browsing history, cookies and other internet files are piled up in the browser’s cache.
Step 4: Read the pop-up message and then tap Clear History and Data to confirm.
//Skip to Step 5 to Clear History and Website Data from the Advanced settings menu in Safari.
Step 5: If you prefer to view more details about the accumulated browsing data before deleting them from Safari, you can go ahead and scroll down to the Reading List section and then tap Advanced to proceed. Doing so will load up more advanced settings and options on the next screen.
Step 6: Tap Website Data to continue. Wait for your iPhone to finish loading up all website data it stored in the Safari app cache directory. The entire process may take a few seconds or minutes depending on the amount of data to load.
Step 7: When it’s finished loading up, scroll down to the bottom of the display and then tap the option to Remove All Website Data.
Step 8: Read and review the pop-up message and then tap Remove Now to confirm action.
All website data will then be deleted from the Safari app’s storage. Among the deleted files are browsing history, site logins, temporary internet files, cookies and the like.
This means the need for you to re-login to the websites and online platforms the next time you visit them again.
When is it necessary to delete all website data from your iPhone?
While keeping your browsing history, cache and cookies and other browsing data can benefit in terms of prompt reloading of the same website or webpage attributes, these files also consume storage space. That said, the more website and browsing data accumulated in the Safari app storage, the more storage space they would utilize.
When the storage is getting low, the app or device itself will start to lag or perform sluggishly. Other people may even think that they’re dealing with slow internet browsing but it’s actually a browser storage issue that’s transpiring. Later on, more performance issues including random app crashes and freezes are likely to manifest.
To prevent all these from happening, deleting all website data regularly is recommended. Doing so will ensure that there will always be plenty of space for the Safari app to store and process new files or other app data.
Other browsing issues attributed to in-app glitches on the iPhone Safari can also be rectified by deleting all website data and browsing history.
This process doesn’t affect any user data and downloads from the iPhone storage so you won’t lose any important files.
And that’s all about clearing history and website data on the iPhone 13 Safari app, running on the iOS 15.2 platform.
Hope this helps!
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