This post shows how to delete all website data on the iPhone 12 Safari browser. Read on if you need help clearing out all accumulated website data from your previous browsing activities with the pre-installed iOS browser.
iOS Website Data
Like any other browsers, the iOS Safari browser also collects and stores data every time you browse the web through the platform. The accumulated browsing information will be tagged among other browser cache and website data.
Website data generally consists of random files, images, cookies and other relevant information downloaded by the device when you visit a certain website. This information will be used by the browser to show the website.
Although keeping this information in the browser cache brings some pros given that the browser would no longer have to re-download every bit of information when you revisit the website, problems and browsing issues may also arise from caching website data. This is when clearing the browser’s cache and data is necessary.
Should you encounter problems when browsing the internet with your iPhone 12 Safari app, then clearing the browser’s cache and website data will likely sort things out.
In case you need some input on how to get this done on your new iPhone, I’ve mapped out this quick video to walk you through the entire process.
Here’s how to remove all website data from the iPhone 12 Safari app.
Easy Steps to Delete All Website Data on the iPhone 12 Browser
Before you begin, be sure to take note of your site logins beforehand because performing these subsequent steps will result in the deletion of all saved website logins and credentials in Safari.
1. When everything is set, go to your Home screen and then tap the Settings icon.
Doing so will let you access the main settings menu, highlighting all basic and advanced iOS features you can use and manage.
2. Scroll down or up to view more items. Then, find and tap Safari to proceed.
The next screen will be populated with all the Safari app settings and browsing features.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list. Then, tap Advanced to view more advanced settings of the browser.
4. Tap Website Data to proceed.
All website data from your previous browsing activities with Safari will be displayed on the next screen.
5. To delete all these, tap the Remove All Website Data at the bottom of the screen.
A pop-up warning will appear beneath the display.
6. Read and review the message and then tap Remove Now to confirm.
That should serve as the confirmation command to remove all website data including other cache and cookies, temporary internet files, site logins and other relevant information from the browser’s memory.
What Happens After Removing All Data
Another advantage of clearing website data from the browser is to prevent tracking sites from tracking your activities. It can also be used among other ways to free up a little storage space, whenever your device is running low on memory.
Deleting website data on Safari does not affect any saved information on the device. However, all your website credentials or login information may be deleted. That said, you would need to re-log in the next time you visit the website.
Hope this helps!
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