How to clear history on iPhone X

Keeping the history alive on your smartphone can cause you privacy threats at times. So most users have a practice of clearing history occasionally. Moreover being a privacy threat, this can also affect the memory of the device. An increase in history data does mean an increase in cache data. When this cache data piles up over a limit it can be a very serious issue. So clearing history can help you in two ways the one being decreasing the chance of privacy threats and the other saving the memory of the device. The following article will show you different ways to clear history on iPhone X.

How to clear history on iPhone X

Ways to clear history on iPhone X

the most used browsers by an iPhone X user are the safari browser and Google Chrome. This article will tell you how to cleat history on both Safari and Google Chrome browser. In addition, a method of restricting the saving of history on iPhone X will also be discussed.

Steps to clear history on safari browser

To clear history of iPhone X safari browser, you will have to access the settings menu of the device. Safari browser is the default browser available on all Apple devices and the history can only be cleared by directly accessing the settings menu. The steps to clear history on iPhone X are:

  1. Open settings menu from iPhone X home screen
  2. Browser for safari and tap to open it
  3. Swipe down and click on clear history and website data option
  4. On the popup came up click on the clear history and data option

Steps to clear history on Google Chrome browser

Google Chrome is an app from Google but also used widely by iPhone users. You can clear history on the Google Chrome browser by going into the app. The steps to clear history on Google Chrome browser are:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app by clicking on it
  2. Click on the three dots shown on the top right corner
  3. From the drop-down menu click on history
  4. Click on the clear browsing data which will be on the bottom left corner
  5. You can either choose individual dad and click on done which will be on the top right corner to delete those individual data
  6. Or to delete the whole history data at one click on the clear browsing data option

Use of private or incognito browser

The private or incognito browser is a browsing mode which will not save history. This is available with both the safari and Google Chrome browsers. In Safari browser it is known as private mode and on Google chrome incognito browser. The steps to enable private mode on safari are:

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  1. Open the safari app
  2. Click on the pages option which will be a two square sign on the bottom right corner
  3. Click on the private option which will be on the bottom left

Steps to open incognito in Google Chrome:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app by clicking on it
  2. Click on the three dots shown on the top right corner
  3. From the drop-down menu select the new incognito tab

I hope this guide was useful in understanding how to clear history on iPhone X. If you have any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.

 

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