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How to delete browsing history on iPad: clear iPad browsing history using Safari or Settings

Two simple ways to delete the web-browsing history on your iPad

There are two ways to delete browsing history on iPad running iOS 7 - one via the Safari web browser itself, and the other using the Settings app. They are both very simple. Here we explain how to delete the web browsing history on an iPad. (See also: Apple iOS 7 review: a worthwhile upgrade for your iPhone and iPad.)

Delete browsing history on iPad, using Safari

Safari logoOpen up Safari by clicking the Safari icon in the bottom lefthand corner of your iPad screen.

Now click the bookmarks icon, found in the top of your browser window, just to the right of the address bar. It looks like, well, a book.

Bookmarks icon

clear ipad browser historySelect the 'History' option. You'll now see a list of all the pages you have visited, together with the day and date on which you went to that site.

At the bottom of the light, you'll see the option 'Clear'. Hit this.

You'll now be given two options 'Clear History' or 'Cancel'. To delete your browsing history, simply hit 'Clear History'. And that's it. (See also: Which iPhones, iPads and iPods can run iOS 7? Will my iPad, iPhone or iPod run iOS 7?)

Delete browsing history on iPad, using Settings

Open up the Settings icon on your homescreen.

Scroll down on the lefthand side until you find an entry for Safari. Click it.

You'll see the option to Clear History, just above Clear Cookies and Data. Select it.

You'll be asked to confirm your choice. Agree to this and your web browsing history will be gone forever.

clear ipad browser history

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