Here’s how to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone

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Here’s how to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone
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  • Cache can build up while browsing through websites or using apps.
  • A full cache memory can slow down the iPhone.
  • In this article, we go through steps to clear cache, history and cookies on the iPhone.
The cache memory of the Safari browser and other third-party applications can get full while using your iPhone. A full cache memory can slow down your iPhone and it is important to clear it from time to time. If you have an iPhone and you want to know how to clear your cache, cookies and history, you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will take you through the steps that can help you clear the cache, history and cookies in the Safari browser app and we will also explore ways to clear the cache of third-party applications.

Here’s how to delete history, cache, and cookies in Safari


  • Open the settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  • Now tap Clear History and Website Data to clear cache and confirm when a pop-up appears.
  • Note: Clearing your history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari won't change your AutoFill information.
If you wish to clear the cooking and keep your history. Follow the steps below.
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  • Go to Settings and tap on Safari.
  • Now tap on Advanced and look for Website Data.
  • Here, you need to tap Remove All Website Data to delete cookies.
Note: your history won’t be saved if you turn on private browsing.

Here’s how to delete cache from third-party apps


Some third-party apps allow you to clear cache via the app preferences in Settings while others don’t.

You can check which app allows you to clear cache in the settings of each app and then tap on “clear cache” to free up cache memory. For apps that don’t allow you to clear cache, the only way to clear cache is by uninstalling and reinstalling the application.
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