How to Clear History/Browsing History on iPad for Real

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

The steps to check the history on Safari is straight forward although a tad tedious because you can only view the history of individual open tabs. To do this, follow the steps below:

Step 1: In Safari browser, locate the tab you want to access its history
Step 2: Select and hold the back button to pull out the history
Step 3: The back button is located at the top-left corner on the iPad

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Option 2 Using iMyFone Umate Pro

iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro 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:

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  • Check Current Ssfari History: Current history refers to history that hasn’t been deleted manually before. To view this using Umate Pro, the ‘Erase Private Data’. All you have to do is select this mode in the app and click the ‘Scan’ button to view all private files on your device including Safari history.
  • Check Previously Deleted History: Even if you have deleted some history in the past, they can still be recovered using powerful tools. That’s why it’s important to also know and note if you’re vulnerable. To view these files, select the ‘Erase Deleted Files’ mode and click the ‘Scan’ button.
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Part 2. How to Clear History on iPad

Option 1 Clear up Safari History on iPad

To clear all your browsing history in Safari, just open the "Settings" on the home page and tap on "Safari".
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".
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Option 2 Clear Google Chrome History on iPad

In Google Chrome clearing the browsing history is easy, just tap on the 3 bars that are on the top right corner and then select the Settings from the drop box and choose a privacy option. Then clear cache, browsing history, sites data, cookies.

In addition, to this, you can also clear your saved bookmarks, passwords and the auto field data from this page.

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Part 3. How to Permanently Erase History on iPad

iMyFone Umate Pro iOS Data Eraser - Permanently clear Safari history, 100% unrecoverable!
There are a lot of softwares are developed to clear history on iPad and other iOS devices. Sometimes it is diferent to choose one from. But here the iMyFone Umate Pro is a unique one. iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac 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.

iMyFone Umate Pro is a reliable, lightweight tool that allows you to permanently erase your personal data with zero opportunity to restore. In just simple one click you can easily erase your iPhone, iPad and as well as iPod, and keep your personal information secure. To clear Safari history using Umate Pro, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro program. Link your iPad to computer.

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Step 2: Choose "Erase Private Data" and then click "Scan" button.

Step 3: You can preview and select Safari history to clean. Then type "delete" into the pop-up window.



  • You can also go to "Erase Deleted Files" to completely destroy those previously deleted Safari history which is still under risks of being retrieved.
  • 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.

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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 Umate Pro. Umate Pro will scan the nook and cranny of your device and lists all these files. You can preview them before erasing them.

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