Whenever you browse on any Apple device either via Safari or other browsing applications, your session history is stored. Although the intent is to improve your user experience, this poses a lot of dangers and risks to your privacy in the long term. Most people have sites they visit that they’ll rather not want anyone to know.
This is also inclusive of passwords and bank account details. Although you can browse in private these days, what about the times you forgot to switch over, or those times you didn’t deem your privacy important? This article will show how you can protect yourself from possible privacy breach due to stored Safari history.
Part 1. Two Free Ways to Check Safari History on iPad
Want to check Safari History on iPad to know if it contains private/important histories? Here are 2 free mehtods.
Option 1 Via Safari App
--Check open tab's recent history
Step 1: In Safari browser, locate the tab you want to access its history.
Step 2: Find the page forward and page back button at the bottom right corner and tap it.
Step 3: The current tab's history will appear. You can tap one to check.
--Check full histories
Step 1: Launch Safari app.
Step 2: Tap Bookmark button at the bottom right corner.
Step 3: Choose History. All the browsing history will be shown there.
Option 2 Using iPhone Data Eraser
iMyFone iPhone Eraser or iMyFone iPhone Eraser for Mac is an application that you can use to erase all kinds of files from iOS devices including the iPad. Checking the things you have in your Safari history is absolutely Free. You can use it in two ways for checking Safari history:
- Check Current Ssfari History: Current history refers to history that hasn’t been deleted manually before. You can use Erase Private Data mode to check it. Once in this mode, click the Scan button to view all private files on your iPad including Safari history, Cookies and Cache.
- Check Previously Deleted History: The history you deleted before is not completely gone. They are still left in device drive. To view such deleted history, select Erase Deleted Files mode and click the Scan button.
Part 2. Free Ways to Clear Safari/ChromeHistory on iPad (Recoverable)
Option 1 Clear up Safari History on iPad
Step 2: After this, scroll down and click Clear History and Website Data from there.
In addition, apart from clearing history, you can also go to Safari app and set up the Private Browsing Mode, so that no history will be saved.
Tips: A guide to clear history on iPad for a new user:
(1) Go to "Settings > Safari > Block Cookies".
(2) Go to "Settings > Safari > enable Do Not Track".
Option 2 Clear Google Chrome History on iPad
Step 2: Tap the 3 bars button at the top right.
Step 3: Choose History.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap Clear Browsing Data.
step 5: Browsing history is checked by default. You can uncheck others you don't want to delete.
Step 6: Tap Clear Browsing Data and confirm.
Step 7: Tap Done button at the top right to finish it.
In addition, to do this, you can also clear your saved bookmarks, passwords and the auto field data from this page.
Part 3. Permanent Way to Erase History on iPad (100% Unrecoverable)
iMyFone iPhone Eraser - Permanently clear Safari history, left NO chance of recovery!
As we mentioned before, you can useiMyFone iPhone Eraser/iMyFone iPhone Eraser for Mac to view current or deleted history. In addition, it helps to permanently delete them without no trace of recovery left. It is the all-in-one solution to save iOS space and also protect privacy, which not only makes sure your iPad clear but also permanently erase private data.
Follow the steps below to permanently clear Safari history on your iPad:
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone iPhone Eraser program. Link your iPad to computer.
Step 2: Choose "Erase Private Data" and then click "Scan" button.
Note: If you want to permanently erase previously deleted history, go to "Erase Deleted Files".
Step 3: You can preview and select "Safari History" to clean. Then type "delete" into the pop-up window.
- You can also go to "1-Click Free Up Space" mode and clean all app cache and corrupted files via running "Junk Files". Safari cache is inclusive. "Junk Files" is the free trial of iMyFone Umate Pro.
- You can go to "Erase Private Fragments" to permanently delete private fragments left by third-party apps, like WhatsApp, WeChat,
Erasing Previously Deleted Files Other Than Safari History
It is not only Safari history that poses a threat to your privacy. All other files you’ve deleted from different applications are also potential threats. From your text messages to your voicemails, notes to calendar, all pose a risk to your privacy.
It is therefore imperative to scan for and permanently erase these files using iMyFone iPhone Eraser. It will scan the nook and cranny of your device and lists all these files. You can preview them before erasing them.