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How to Delete Bookmarks and History on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Cedric Grantham
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We use our browser to access various websites like social platforms and online banks. Over time, this cause problem with loading websites. To make your browser work better, it's good for you to clear out your bookmarks and history regularly. In this guide, we will show you the steps to delete bookmarks and history on different iOS devices.

How to Delete Bookmarks and History on iPhone/iPad
How to Clear Bookmarks and History on Mac
How to Delete Other Files on iPhone/iPad

How to Delete Bookmarks and History on iPhone/iPad

In this section, we will respectively show you the steps to delete bookmarks and history on your iPhone and iPad.

How to Delete Safari Bookmarks on iPhone or iPad

It is easy for you to delete bookmarks on your iPhone or iPad. You can follow the steps below to delete them one by one.

Step 1. Open your Safari app, and tap the book-like icon Bookmarks button in the lower right corner.

delete bookmarks on iphone 

Step 2. Tap the "Edit" button located in the lower right corner.

Step 3. Tap the red Minus sign or just left swipe the bookmark, and click "Done" to delete the bookmark.

tap the red minus sign 

How to Delete Safari History on iPhone and iPad

There are two ways to delete Safari history on your iPhone or iPad. One is through the Settings app, which can delete your browsing history in Safari completely but won't remove any autofill information or cookies. Another is through Safari, which will completely erase everything, including the passcode you input in your Safari. Here's how to do it.

Clear Bookmarks and History from the Settings

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Scroll down to find Safari.

Step 3. Tap "Clear History and Website Data."

Note: If this button is grayed-out, you will need to disable website restrictions by going back to the Settings > Restrictions > Enter your restriction passcode > Tap website > Select All Website.

Step 4. Confirm the delete action.

Clear Safari history on iPhone and iPad

Clear Bookmarks and History from Safari

Step 1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Tap the bookmarks icon (the open book) at the bottom of the screen on iPhone and the top left on iPad.

Step 3. From the new page, tap the clock icon in the upper right corner.

Step 4. At the bottom of the History pane, tap "Clear" and select the time you'd like to delete from. Or you can also remove individual entries by swiping to the left across a URL until the "Delete" appears.

Delete history on iPhone and iPad from Safari

How to Clear Bookmarks and History on Mac

If you have ever deleted bookmarks and history on the iPhone, you would be very familiar with the steps to delete Bookmarks and history on Mac. Here are the detailed steps.

How to Delete Safari Bookmarks on Mac

Step 1. Open Safari on your Mac.

Step 2. From the top menu of your Mac, click on "Bookmarks."

Step 3. From the drop-down list, click on "Edit Bookmarks."

Choose edit bookmark from Safari

Step 4. Choose the bookmark you wish to delete and right-click it, then select "Delete."

Delete Bookmark from your Mac

How to Delete Safari History on Mac

There are two options out there to clear bookmarks and history on Mac, depending on the number of pages you'd like to remove. 

Steps to clear specific pages from Safari

Step 1. launch Safari on your Mac.

Step 2. Click on the "History" tab on the top of the screen.

Step 3. From the drop-down list, select "Show History."

Step 4. Right-click on the page you desire to remove.

Step 5. Click on "Delete" in the drop-down menu.

Steps to clear all bookmarks and history from Safari

Step 1. Launch your Safari browser on the Mac.

Step 2. On the top of the screen, choose "History."

Delete Bookmarks and hitory on Mac

Step 3. From the drop-down list, click on "Clear History."

Choose Clear history

Step 4. Then, you can select the period of time for which you wish to delete Safari history.

Comfirm the detetion action

How to Delete Other Files on iPhone/iPad

As we all know, too many stuff store on your iPhone or iPad can slow down your system. To make your iPhone run faster, the best solution is to remove some unwanted apps and data. Deleting data one by one is time-consuming. Given that, you'd better use some professional iOS data removal tools like EaseUS MobiMover, which is a reliable and safe iOS management program that can delete all files or remove specific data on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apart from that, it also lets you transfer files between iDevices or between an iOS device and a computer. Additionally, you can download any videos from any site with its video downloader.

For more functions of EaseUS MobiMove, you can download it on your computer to explore it.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) with a USB cable, launch EaseUS MobiMover, click "Content Management" and choose the category you want to delete data from. (Here deleting contacts from iPhone is set as an example.)

delete iPhone data - Step 1

Step 2. Click "Select All" to select all data on your iPhone or tick the checkbox next to the items you want to remove to choose specific files, then click "Delete" to delete the selected content from your iPhone. (Before you remove data from your iPhone, you are recommended to make a backup of it by clicking "Transfer to PC".)

delete iPhone data - Step 2

Step 3. After clicking "Delete", you will see a new window asking you whether to delete the selected items. Click "Yes" in the window to confirm your deletion.

delete iPhone data - Step 3

The Final Words

As you can see, it is very easy to delete bookmarks and history on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. With the methods offered in this guide, you can easily get the job done. One more thing: Don't forget to back up your device before deleting anything from your device. If, unfortunately, data loss happens while deleting data, don't worry, you still have the chance to get the deleted data back.

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