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Old Jul 29, 2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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How to delete iPhone Safari search history? Help..

Hi. when I am using the built in search in safari (using the google/yahoo search bar within safari), the search results i used before are still present, even after clearing the cache, cookies, and history from the setting> safari menu. I've also changed my search from google to yahoo, cleared those 3 things, and changed it back to google and my previous search results are still present. I am using 2.0 pwnage firmware. thank you.
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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Looks like you GF is going to find all those porn sites you were perusing.
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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This will clear the search history:

1) Go to Settings --> Safari
2) Change your search engine (switch from Google to Yahoo! or vice versa)
3) Tap Home button
4) Tap Safari
5) Go to Settings --> Safari
6) Tap the following sequentially: Clear History, Clear Cookies, Clear Cache
7) Change your search engine back to what it was originally
8) Tap Home button
9) Launch Safari and verify search history is gone
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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wow thanks mbhockey i originally thought i did the same process when i tried that the first time. but i decided to do it again following your steps exactly and it worked!! thanks!!
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Old Aug 4, 2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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Still Having Trouble Deleting History

I feel like I am following the steps correctly, but still the search bar will pop up with the sites.
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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You Have Bookmarked That Page

Even though you might have cleverly disguised the name of the page (e.g. 'Cunning Swedish Linguistics') Safari will keep showing the URL in the address bar. This is a default action for all bookmarked site. Delete the bookmark from Safari and use an app like 1password. It has a built in browser and does not use Safari, so Safari does not know what sites are bookmarked or what sites you visited. Your secret visit to 'Massive Banal Plug-ins' will remain a secret.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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This will clear the search history:

1) Go to Settings --> Safari
2) Change your search engine (switch from Google to Yahoo! or vice versa)
3) Tap Home button
4) Tap Safari
5) Go to Settings --> Safari
6) Tap the following sequentially: Clear History, Clear Cookies, Clear Cache
7) Change your search engine back to what it was originally
8) Tap Home button
9) Launch Safari and verify search history is gone
cheers!
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Clearing Bookmarked Site from Address Bar

The method you reposted will work to clear the search history from Safari, but it will not clear pages that are bookmarked.

Try it out. Do a Google search using Safari to find two sites you haven’t been to before. (I searched for dog show.). Go to those two sites and bookmark one. (I bookmarked dogshow.ca, but not westerndogshows.com.) Then clear Safari’s history, cookies and cache using the method you describe.

When you reopen Safari you will find that all history has been erased from the address bar except for the bookmarked site. If you start typing d-o-g in the address bar, the site’s URL (dogshow.ca) will show up. If you type w-e-s-t you get nothing.

The only way to get rid of dogshow.ca is to erase the bookmark before clearing the history/cache/cookies.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 11:18 AM   #9
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This will clear the search history:

1) Go to Settings --> Safari
2) Change your search engine (switch from Google to Yahoo! or vice versa)
3) Tap Home button
4) Tap Safari
4a) Tap Home button
5) Go to Settings --> Safari
6) Tap the following sequentially: Clear History, Clear Cookies, Clear Cache
7) Change your search engine back to what it was originally
8) Tap Home button
9) Launch Safari and verify search history is gone
For those not wanting to lose site logins and such, this method does work with out clearing cookies.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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Won't Bookmarks -> History -> Clear do the trick?
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 03:16 PM   #11
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Won't Bookmarks -> History -> Clear do the trick?
No, he's talking about the SEARCH function which totally different than "x" website visited.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 04:47 PM   #12
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For Pete's sake...

Just go to Safari, click on the Bookmarks icon at the bottom, to go History, and in the bottom left click Clear. There. Done. Simple.
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 12:08 AM   #13
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Delete history iphone

Here is a guide, with pictures on how to delete history on iPhone Safari.
http://www.deletehistory.com/iphone-safari
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Even though you might have cleverly disguised the name of the page (e.g. 'Cunning Swedish Linguistics') Safari will keep showing the URL in the address bar. This is a default action for all bookmarked site. Delete the bookmark from Safari and use an app like 1password. It has a built in browser and does not use Safari, so Safari does not know what sites are bookmarked or what sites you visited. Your secret visit to 'Massive Banal Plug-ins' will remain a secret.
I see what you did there!
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if you want to clear your google searches also, go to google.com>preferences>then erase all data entries. Then you also have a check box to never remember.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 01:55 AM   #16
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How delete iPhone search History…including the searched words.

1. Open Safari, at the bottom of your screen tap bookmark icon and clear the bookmarks
2. From the home screen, go to settings, Safari, clear History, Cookies and Cache.
3. From home screen, settings, General, Reset, Reset Keyboard Dictionary, Reset Dictionary.
4. Done

Last edited by LightAngel; Jul 4, 2010 at 01:57 AM. Reason: small Correction
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 11:16 AM   #17
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Smile Help

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Originally Posted by MBHockey View Post
This will clear the search history:

1) Go to Settings --> Safari
2) Change your search engine (switch from Google to Yahoo! or vice versa)
3) Tap Home button
4) Tap Safari
5) Go to Settings --> Safari
6) Tap the following sequentially: Clear History, Clear Cookies, Clear Cache
7) Change your search engine back to what it was originally
8) Tap Home button
9) Launch Safari and verify search history is gone
Well I'm doing all that but it's not working, unless "verify search history is gone" means doing something. I don't really know and need help
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 02:26 AM   #18
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After performing the 9 steps as already detailed by other posters, do the following:

10) Open safari
11) Go to www.google.com or www.google.co.uk
12) Enter 'any letter' into the search bar, without hitting 'search.' This should cause drop down menu of previous searches and suggestions
13) Hit 'Clear History,' found at the bottom left of this drop down menu.
14) Perform steps 10-12 to confirm clearance of search history

(I presume this is the issue that people are complaining about when they say that safari history is not being cleared)
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 10:04 PM   #19
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Smile Works!!!

http://tiny.cc/Jw1 Thank you so much MBHockey! It worked great! Other sites just tell me to clear history/cookies/cache () and it didn't work. Thanks for so detailed instructions!!! no more s
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 10:06 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=Jackson1442;12264528]http://tiny.cc/Jw1 Thank you so much MBHockey! It worked great! Other sites just tell me to clear history/cookies/cache () and it didn't work. Thanks for so detailed instructions!!! no more
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 01:44 AM   #21
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Thank you worked like a charm
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 06:55 PM   #22
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Smile

To delete the google searches on mobile version
1.go on to safari 2.go on to google 3.click on settings.4.click clear saved searches 4.if you never want youelr google searches to be saved again click off
on save recent searches
HOPE IT HELPED
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 11:09 AM   #23
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Is there anyway to deleted the histoy of the search function of the actual phone like when you click the bottom button twice in a row? Deleted texts still show up there if you search a persons name...
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 05:38 AM   #24
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 08:01 AM   #25
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Talking easier way

1.safari
2.bookmarks
3.history
4.clear (on the bottom)

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