How to Clear All Viewed Pages on an iPad

by Tyson Cliffton
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Clearing the Web pages you've viewed on your iPad can prevent nosy friends and family members from knowing what sites you've visited in Safari. This is also ideal if you forgot to turn on private browsing to prevent your iPad from storing information about your Web browsing session. Clearing your viewed pages doesn't affect your bookmarks or any other part of Safari. You can clear all viewed Web pages in the Safari part of the Settings app.

Step 1

Tap "Settings."

Step 2

Tap "Safari."

Tap the blue "Clear History" button, and then tap "Clear History" again when a confirmation dialog appears.


  • If you want to go a step further and clear the cache for Safari, you can opt to clear the Web browser's cookies and data in the same area where you clear the history.


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About the Author

Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at and Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.

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