Browse your iPhone and iPad without leaving a trace: delete history and private browsing — 2022

Whether it's because we're maniacs, we don't want our searches to come up all the time, or we simply don't want someone from outside to see what we do in Safari, it's interesting to know about the possibility of browsing without leaving a trace, and for this two very useful functions come into play. We refer to the possibility of clear Safari history on iPhone and iPad and the possibility of making a private browsing in which we do not have to delete anything directly.

Delete Safari History on iPhone and iPad

In the past we had to have a computer to be able to surf the internet and even carry out simple searches on Google. However, the paradigm has changed and now it can be done from devices such as an iPhone and an iPad, as long as you have a WiFi or data connection. The fact is that both devices have Safari, Apple's browser. Despite the fact that iOS and iPadOS are now two different operating systems, the truth is that they continue to share similarities like those of this browser.

Therefore, in order to delete the browsing history of an iPhone or an iPad, you will have to follow the same steps, which, as you will see, are extremely simple:

    Opens Safari on the iPhone or iPad.
  1. Click on it book shaped icon.
  2. You will see that three tabs now appear: bookmarks, reading list and record. Click on the latter.
  3. Click now on Erase .
  4. You now have the possibility of delete a certain part of the history or delete it all , being able to choose between deleting the last hour, today, today and yesterday or always.

Once you delete the history you will see that your trace has been completely removed from the browser, unless you have chosen to delete a certain part and what you searched for during that time does not appear. In any case, it should be noted that saved passwords will not be deleted in iCloud Keychain, but if some preferences such as cookies.

Browse privately on iOS and iPadOS

A very interesting function that most browsers have is that of being able to search and dive into web pages without leaving a trace on your device. In other words, your steps are not recorded in the history and you can navigate safely without having to delete the history later. This feature is also extremely useful if you do not want the websites to store your browsing data and offer you personalized advertising based on your searches.

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To access private browsing in Safari on iPhone or iPad you must click on the window display button (bottom right on iPhone and top right on iPad) and tap nav private. This will open a new tab that, as you will see, is black and means that you are browsing privately.

It should be noted that private browsing does not mean that web pages are not aware that you have visited them or that Google does not store your searches. As we said before, what it does is convert your session into something private with respect to your device and the processing of web data for tracking purposes, although we already found something similar in this function in Settings>Safari.