HELP: How do you delete google searches in safari?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maclook, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I would like to delete my entries in the google searchbar in safari but i have no clue how. i deleted history/cache/cookies for safari but the search entries are still there. thanks for any help!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Preferences, Autofill, clear it from there. Untick the third-party option if you don't want it to do that, too.

    Tanj, another iPhone Safari question...
  3. ndheah macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Green Bay, WI
    Someone googled some things he doesn't want mom/gf/bf/wife to see...
  4. Robby9279 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    Lol :p
    Let's not make assumptions :rolleyes:
  5. maclook thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    is there a preference option in the iphone's safari?

    im just trying to clean up my iphone including all these accidental searches made by the annoying auto addition to all the porn searches :p
  6. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
  7. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    Yeah, I would just clear the cookies and the cache, under Settings.
  8. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    So does anyone have the solution to maclook's problem of removing the entries as shown in the image below?
    Yes, under Settings => Safari
    I did first run the following options: 'Clear History', 'Clear Cookies', & 'Clear Cache'
    Back in Safari if I clear the address field & then enter 'www.', I still get all the previous pages I have entered.

    Attached Files:

  9. maclook thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    great, im glad someone else has the problem (sorry gjw4u :/). i was starting think it was an isolated case with my iphone. its just annoying to me...
  10. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Found the cause / solution to the entries listed in my earlier post.
    The entries are not caused by the history, and can thus not be removed by clearing the history in the safari setting. The entries are actually all the link stored in the safari bookmarks.
    So to remove the unwanted entries, open safari on the iPhone and click on the 'bookmark' icon at the bottom.
    In 'Bookmarks' click on the 'edit' button at the bottom and proceede to remove any unwanted 'bookmark folders' or 'individual bookmarks' as needed.
    Note that you can also remove all new history entries here, by opening the the 'History' folder at the top, and than selecting the 'Clear' button at the bottom.
  11. Davidtrippy macrumors newbie


    Aug 19, 2008
    Well the only way I know of clearing history Safari is to:

    Tap Settings
    Tap Safari
    Tap Clear History, Cookies, and cache
    Tap Search engine
    Tap Yahoo!
    Tap Google
    and your search history is gone.

    Hope that helps. :apple:
  12. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    INSIDE safari
    go to bookmarks (the little book on the bottom bar)
    then go to history (its an option on the main bookmarks menu)
    then there is a clear history option in the bottom left corner

    this will clear google searches as well as browser history
    clearing from the settings menu does not remove google searches for whatever reason
  13. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    beat me to it ah well

    +1 for clearing safari's history the right way
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Googling porn on your phone? Really? I mean, do people still Google porn on their DESKTOPS?
  15. johnryjr macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    If you are on google's website, start to type in a search, a box with suggestions will pop up. At the top right of that box there is a clear button. :) Thats another place things are stored.

  16. STC macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2008
    I was just going to ask this question. thx guys!
  17. iWantiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    you guys are doing it wrong, WITHIN SAFARI, hit the book icon, then hit history, and on the bottom left hit CLEAR. done.
  18. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006
    Well then, where do you get your porn? :D
  19. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    thats exactly what I already said
  20. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006

    you have to switch your default search engine to yahoo and back to google to clear the google specific part of the address bar.

    also, for those saying that addresses don't clear up from autofill in the address bar after a history clear, it's because they're bookmarks.

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