Should you clear Safari history?

Why Clearing Your Safari History is Important

As you use your phone or computer, you probably visit a lot of different websites. Some of these you might want to keep track of, while others you might want to forget about. That’s where clearing your activy comes in.

What is Safari History?

It is a record of all the websites you visit on your Apple device using Safari browser. This includes the websites you have visited, the date and time you visited, and how often you visit them.

Why Should You Clear it?

There are several reasons why you should clear your Safari activity regularly:

  • Speed: Over time, the amount of data in your history can slow down the performance of your device, especially if you have a lot of tabs open. Clearing your history can help speed up your device.
  • Privacy: Clearing your history can help protect your privacy by removing any sensitive information you might have accidentally saved.
  • Space: Clearing your history can also help free up space on your device, which is especially important if you have a limited amount of storage.

When Should You Clear activity?

It’s a good idea to clear your Safari activity on a regular basis, such as once a month. You should also clear your history before you sell or give away your device, to protect your personal information.

How to Clear Your Safari History

Clearing  is easy. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Safari app on your device.
  • Tap the “Bookmarks” button (it looks like an open book).
  • Tap “History.”
  • Tap “Clear” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Clear History and Website Data.”
  • Confirm that you want to clear your history by tapping “Clear History and Data.”

Real life examples

For example, imagine you were shopping for a birthday present for a friend and you searched for different gift ideas on the internet. But you don’t want your friend to know what you’re getting them. Clearing your history will erase all the record of the websites you visited so your friend won’t find out.

Another example, Imagine you’re on a public computer and you don’t want the next person who uses it to know what you were looking at. Clearing your history will erase all the record of the websites you visited so the next person will not know what you were looking at.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can someone still find out what websites I’ve visited if I clear my history?

A: Clearing your history will remove the record of the websites you’ve visited from your device, but it’s important to note that it does not completely erase the history from the internet. Websites and internet service providers may still have records of your browsing activity.

Q: Will clearing my history also delete my saved passwords and bookmarks?

A: No, clearing history will not delete your saved passwords and bookmarks. These are stored separately and will not be affected when you clear your history.

Q: Is there a way to keep some websites in my history and delete others?

A: Yes, you can selectively delete individual websites from your history rather than clearing your entire history