Resetting Safari Favorites Icons impossible?

Joseph H

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Original poster
Apr 15, 2013
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This is driving me to the point of insanity.

Safari on iOS 10 is displaying an old apple-touch-icon for a website. On the Mac it is correct.

What I have tried:

- Settings -> Safari -> Clear History and Website Data
- Safari -> Advanced -> Website Data -> Remove all Website Data
- Settings -> Reset -> Reset All Settings
- Deleting and re-adding the favorite (several times before, during and after)


And the godforsaken icon won't update! If I try and add the website to the home screen, the correct icon shows.

This issue is driving me up the wall, mostly because it seems so pointless. Why can't I clear the icon cache? It's ridiculous :mad:

Am I to just expect there is no way whatsoever to do this without doing a clean install of my phone?
 

beernut

macrumors 6502
Jan 13, 2016
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This is driving me to the point of insanity.

Safari on iOS 10 is displaying an old apple-touch-icon for a website. On the Mac it is correct.

What I have tried:

- Settings -> Safari -> Clear History and Website Data
- Safari -> Advanced -> Website Data -> Remove all Website Data
- Settings -> Reset -> Reset All Settings
- Deleting and re-adding the favorite (several times before, during and after)


And the godforsaken icon won't update! If I try and add the website to the home screen, the correct icon shows.

This issue is driving me up the wall, mostly because it seems so pointless. Why can't I clear the icon cache? It's ridiculous :mad:

Am I to just expect there is no way whatsoever to do this without doing a clean install of my phone?
The steps you've taken are correct, specifically #4 "deleting and re-adding". What site/icon are you expecting to see?
 

Joseph H

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 15, 2013
511
596
Wtf. It's just updated. It took 48 hours after I did those steps above. They must be stored in some separate cache.
Thanks for the reply.
 
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