[Quick Guide] How to Clear All Search History on iPhone/iPad

This guide will show you how to clear all search history on iPhone, including the ways to delete search histroy of Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Siri.

Lena by Lena Updated November 20, 2023
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Regularly clearing the search history on iPhone is a useful practice to protect your privacy and optimize device performance. If you're seeking guidance on how to clear all search history on iPhone, this comprehensive guide is at your service. We will provide step-by-step instructions for clearing history on Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Siri. Without further ado, let's start to see how to delete all search history on iPhone.


How to clear all search history on iPhone (Safari)

You can easily delete Safari search history on iPhone. There are three workable methods. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

How to clear all search history on iPhone via Settings app

Removing the search history on Safari for iPhone can easily be accomplished using the Settings application. The process is simple and direct.

1. Open Settings app on your iPhone > Find Safari.

2.  With a simple tap, you can enter Safari's settings.

3. Continue scrolling until you come across the option that says "Clear History and Website Data" > Tap on this option, and to finalize your choice, confirm your decision.

Clear Safari history

How to clear all search history on iPhone based on time periods

Instead of deleting your entire browsing history, you have the option to select a specific time range to delete. This feature gives you the flexibility to customize the deletion process according to your preferences. By selecting the desired time range, you can delete only the browsing history within that specific time range and keep the rest of the browsing history.

1. Open Safari on your device. Look for the Bookmarks icon, which is represented by an open book symbol located at the bottom of the screen. Tap on this icon to proceed.

2. Next, you will notice a clock icon, which signifies your browsing history. Tap on this icon to access your history. In order to clear your history, locate the Clear button positioned at the bottom right corner of the screen.

3. Tap on this button to proceed. You will then be presented with options to choose the extent of your browsing history deletion. These options include deleting your history from all time, today and yesterday, today only, or just the last hour.

Clear history based on time

How to clear all Safari history via FoneTool

To securely erase your data, a convenient solution is to utilize a reliable third-party tool. FoneTool, a reputable iPhone data management software designed for Windows computers, offers a cutting-edge Data Eraser feature.

With just a simple click, you can effortlessly and permanently wipe away your browsing history from iPhone Safari. Rest assured that your records will remain unrecoverable by any data recovery software. Click the download button to experience the convenience of FoneTool.

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1. To begin the process, open FoneTool on your PC. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Once connected, tap on the Trust option displayed on your device.

2. Now, navigate to the Toolbox section and go to Data Eraser.

Data Eraser

3. Locate the Erase private data feature and select the Get Started option.

Erase private data

4. In the next step, choose the specific items you want to erase, such as Safari History and Safari Bookmarks. If you wish to completely remove your history, enable the Deep Erase Technology option.

5.  Finally, click on Start Erase to initiate the deletion process.

Start Erase

In addition to clearing your Safari history, this powerful tool is capable of erasing other private data from your device. This includes photos, call history, contacts, audiobooks, and more. Moreover, you have the option to completely erase all data on your iPhone, effectively restoring it to its original factory settings.

How to delete all Google search history on iPhone

In Chrome, just like in Safari, there are multiple ways to clear your search history. It's important to keep in mind that if you choose to delete your entire history in Chrome, it will also remove any synced data from your other Google accounts.

1. Open Chrome on your iPhone. Look for the Menu icon, which is located at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. It can be identified by three dots. Tap on this icon.

2. Next, select "History" from the options that appear. This will lead you to a new screen.

3. Once you're on the History page, scroll down to the bottom of your screen. Here, you'll find a button that says "Clear Browsing Data". Tap on it.

4. Now you have the option to choose a specific time range and select the types of information you want to delete. For this particular task, make sure to check "Browsing History" and uncheck any other items that you don't want to delete.

5. After making your selections, go ahead and tap "Clear Browsing Data" once again, which is located at the bottom of your screen. A pop-up box will appear, asking you to confirm this action. Make sure to confirm by tapping on the appropriate option.

Clear Chrome data

How to delete all Firefox search history on iPhone

Firefox is a trusted choice for individuals who value their privacy due to its exceptional content-blocking features. These powerful tools effectively halt trackers from gathering data on your browsing habits. However, if you wish to go the extra mile in safeguarding your privacy, there are a variety of approaches you can take to clear your search history within Firefox.

1. To begin, launch the Firefox application on your device. Look for the Menu icon, which is located at the bottom right corner of your screen. On an iPad, you will find it in the top right corner. Once you locate the icon, give it a tap.

2. Next, navigate to the Settings section. Scroll down until you see the option labeled "Data Management" and tap on it.

3. Once you're in the Data Management menu, ensure that the Browsing History toggle is switched on. You can identify it by its blue color.

4. Now, it's time to clear your private data. Simply tap on the "Clear Private Data" button.

5. A confirmation screen will appear, asking if you wish to proceed. Click on the OK button to confirm your decision.

Delete Firefox search history

How to delete all Siri search history on iPhone

For those who frequently rely on Siri, it is essential to be aware that Apple retains a record of all your Siri interactions. If safeguarding your privacy is a priority, you have the option to remove your Siri search history.

1. To begin, access the Settings on your iPhone. From there, locate and open the Siri & Search option.

2. You will find the option to manage Siri and Dictionary History. Select this option.

3. To proceed, simply tap on the Delete Siri & Dictation History button.

Delete Siri search history

Final words

That’s all about how to clear all search history on iPhone. If you want a hassle-free browsing experience without the need to erase your browsing history afterward, it is recommended that you utilize the private browsing mode. This feature allows you to navigate the web without leaving any trace behind.


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