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How to Clear All Viewed Pages on an iPad

by Randall Blackburn, Demand Media

    As you browse the Web using the Safari browser on the iPad, viewed pages are saved in your browser history list and your form data is cached in the browser app. Saved browser data can contain sensitive personal information, private conversations and a history of all the sites you've visited. Regularly clear your browser history, cache and cookies from the Safari settings menu to protect your privacy and keep your personal information secure.

    Step 1

    Launch the “Settings” app from the iPad home screen.

    Step 2

    Tap the “Safari” tab to open the Safari Settings menu.

    Step 3

    Tap the “Clear History” option, then tap “Clear History” on the pop-up warning screen to confirm you wish to delete your viewed Web pages from the History list. Tap “Clear Cookies and Data,” then click “Clear Cookies and Data” on the pop-up warning to confirm you want to delete the information.

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    Tips

    • Clearing the browser cache and settings will often make Safari run faster.
    • Enable Private Browsing in Safari so that your browsing data is not saved while surfing the Web.

    Warning

    • Information in this article applies to iPads running iOS 7. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other versions of iOS.

    About the Author

    Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

    Photo Credits

    • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

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