What is with Apple's insistence on 'Clear History and Website Data"?

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  1. Brien, Dec 17, 2015
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    Brien macrumors 68020

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    First they ruined Safari in OS X, now it seems to have migrated to the 'clear' button in mobile Safari.

    What was wrong with cache/cookies/history being separated? Anyone have a workaround that isn't manually clearing stuff item by item?
     
  2. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

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    Why clear it at all?

    Assuming one uses private browsing where appropriate, I can't see a need to clear any of it.
     
  3. C DM, Dec 17, 2015
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why have options to deal with any of those items at all then?
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If I want to clear my cache, I may not want to nuke my browsing history or all my cookies at the same time.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I certainly understand that. My question wasn't about that though given the post I was replying to.
     
  6. lineto macrumors member

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    just a heads up- if you enable the develop tools, you can clear your cache separately from the clear-history-data-catch-all option.

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  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Too bad that doesn't translate similarly to iOS.
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

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    A pity you can't do the same in iOS.
     
  9. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I don't use my iPhone that way, so it's not an issue.

    You're making a big deal over nothing.
     
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    your use case =! others
     
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  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Who is making a big deal exactly? I'm guessing I have a good idea of what you were trying to do there, but it's just not working.
     
  13. hojx macrumors 6502

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    Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data ?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, that's basically the more or less "manually cleaning stuff item by item" (as referenced in the OP) partial working of sorts.
     
  15. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I was trying to be like the people that say "the stutters don't affect me because my phone works regardless, so a frame dropped here and there doesn't matter."

    Also, it's just a phone.
     
  16. hojx macrumors 6502

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    There's a "Delete All Website Data" button at the end of the list.
     
  17. C DM, Dec 19, 2015
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Which is what I saw it as. So basically what you are saying is the very thing that you find wrong when applied to another issue you will go ahead take and use in other unrelated threads just because (essentially to clutter them or derail them needlessly). The word hypocrisy (among others) comes to mind.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess that should do the trick of clearing cache and cookies together (at least it seems like that would be the result). Seems like the option that would still be missing is clearing history separately from the rest of it all.
     
  19. maxsix Suspended

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    It's this narcissism above that fuels Apple to limit our choices. Some people have issues living independently, having Apple's help deciding how to use their devices takes the stress out of their day.
     
  20. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Why do you want to clear your cache? Is something not working?
     
  21. DadBod630 macrumors regular

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    Certain websites that I visit multiple times a day store multiple cookies and other evidence so I like just having one button
     

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