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clumsythief83

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Hi guys, I wonder if there is a way to delete Safari history without deleting logins/passwords/cookies.

I used to use Safari on my ipad and iPhone but that missing options makes me go back to Google CHrome instead. Anyone knows how we can achieve it?

Thanks.
 

chscag

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Deleting Safari's history should not delete the passwords themselves as they're stored in your keychain. But deleting Safari's history will remove website favcons and cookies. I haven't found a way around that either.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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Deleting Safari's history should not delete the passwords themselves as they're stored in your keychain. But deleting Safari's history will remove website favcons and cookies. I haven't found a way around that either.

Neither have I.

Good post which spells out clearly what happens when you delete Safari's history.
 

Weaselboy

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Yeah I find that annoying that I have to re-login to all my websites after I clear history. Hopefully there will be a fix one day.

https://cookie5app.com

I use an app called Cookies to manage this. You can tell it what you want deleted and whitelist cookies you want to keep. I have it set to run the cleanup when I quit the browser.

I suggest buying it from the dev. and not the App Store so you get updates faster without having to wait for App Store approval.

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jimimac71

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The above link is for the Mac not iOS.
I am a new iPad owner.
Opera browser for iOS/iPad OS is different from Android.
I use Safari on my iPad as it comes closest to word wrap,
which I miss from Opera on Android.
Opera for Android has two different ways to empty history.
One method clears just history while the other clears everything.
It is sad how mobile browsers fall short of desktop browsers.
With the Firefox browser for desktop,
I can remove history items one day at time without clearing everything.
 

IowaLynn

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For two years I stopped using Safari, just Edge and iOS version does what you want, but I’m finding I really like Safari on iOS iPadOS. Trade offs

At a minimum Safari should — use to? Block 3rd party cookies.
 

SigEp265

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https://cookie5app.com

I use an app called Cookies to manage this. You can tell it what you want deleted and whitelist cookies you want to keep. I have it set to run the cleanup when I quit the browser.

I suggest buying it from the dev. and not the App Store so you get updates faster without having to wait for App Store approval.

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Did this app get removed from the App Store? Their website seems to be different too …
 

Weaselboy

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Did this app get removed from the App Store? Their website seems to be different too …

Here you go.


App store link ^.
 
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IowaLynn

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At $25 I'd like to know there is a functional trial period to use it with a couple browsers with enough time to evaluate. Also, to export cookies before clearing, JIC. On Edge, I block 3rd party cookies, but I see a lot of cookies with zero k in size. Not sure what those are.

I spent a lot of effort and $$ on bookmark managers, URL Manager Pro etc. which are gone. Support for iOS and Mac?
 
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