Delete just history in Safari, not website data

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Graig, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Graig macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2009
    Vancouver, BC
    Can anyone explain how one can delete just Safari history in iOS 9 but not website data. Why should one have to clear both at once!
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Doesn't seem like that's available now. No real explanation really exists as it can really come only from Apple (aside from just different speculation from different people).
  3. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    if ur trying to hide ur history, wiping just one without the other is absolutely pointless as both are, well..history.. nothing would be hidden..
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2012
    You can delete individual items from the history by swiping left, I don't know if you delete all of a website's entries if its website data remains in tact? Anyway even if so its only a partial annoying workaround
  5. Orlaam macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2013
    This annoys me to no end. If I visit a website just once and never plan on going there again, I don't want data staying on the device. It's ridiculous that cookie data requires individual deletion. Takes forever and it should all delete with one selection.

    I think it's broken to be honest. If you select to remove all data, cookies, and cache and it doesn't work then it's broken. Same with the remove all selection in the advanced menu. It doesn't work or take a few tries.
  6. Rob198612 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014

    In settings if u go to safari advanced website data there it lets you erase specific websites only. Rather than everything at once
  7. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    I find this extremely annoying. It logs you out of any sites you logged into!
  8. Coupz macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2013
    Why not use private mode for that specific reason?
  9. GreyOS macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2012
    cos that wouldn't save website data would it? OP wants website data but not history items
  10. bert484 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Go to Safari Preferences, then advanced. Click on "Show Developer Menu". Then click on Develop up top and you can delete your Cache only.
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Where are preferences or developer menu in iOS?
  12. davehutch macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    My guess (hope) is that this might come soon, as it has appeared in Safari on El Capitan

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