Navigating the digital world leaves footprints, just like our footsteps in real life.These digital traces, from websites visited to search queries, can pose privacy risks.Therefore, it is crucial to know how to clear your browsing history.
Whether you want to clear your search history on your iPhone or Mac, delete a specific period of history in Safari, or clear your browsing history entirely, Apple has a streamlined solution.Let's take a look.
How to delete Safari browsing history on iPhone or iPad
If you want to clear Safari browsing history in the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad, you've come to the wrong place.Apple puts such options in the Settings app, here's how to find them:
1. Open the Settings app.Then, scroll down and tap Safari.
2. Scroll down to the Privacy & Security section, then tap Clear History and Website Data.
3. When the sub-window pops up, select a time range and tap Clear History.
If you find yourself needing to delete your history in a short period of time, consider using private browsing (or incognito mode) in Safari instead of constantly going to the Settings app to delete your history.
How to clear Safari browsing history on Mac
Unlike your iPhone or iPad, you can find everything you need to clear your Safari browsing history in the app.No need to open system settings.Here's how to do it:
1. Launch Safari using Spotlight Search (Command + Spacebar) or any other method required.
2. After entering Safari, move the mouse to the menu bar and click History.Then select Clear History from the drop-down menu.
3. A dialog box will appear.Use the "Clear" drop-down menu to select a time range and click "Clear History" after confirmation.
Safari keeps your history private
If you suspect Apple sells your browsing data, don't worry, that's far from the truth.Apple has a great reputation for privacy and security, and will even go to great lengths to protect you from advertisers and third parties.
In fact, using Safari may be safer than Google Chrome because Google's commitment to privacy protection is not as strong as Safari's.Use Private Browsing if necessary, or delete your history if you still want to protect yourself from prying eyes.
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