Cannot clear history

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  1. Ipadwaukesha

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    Does anyone know how to do this? I have attempted to clear history, cache and cookies through settings as well as clearing history through Safari. Nothing seems to work even after all that plus rebooting. Anyone?
    Thanks v:D
     
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    Where you been you're momma don't wanna know? ::D
     
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    Clearing history from settings or the bookmarks bar does not clear previously viewed urls from open "pages." To clear previously viewed urls, click the double square pages icon in the Safari bar on the iPad and delete all currently populated pages until only a "new page" holder remains.
     
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    Clearing previously viewed url

    Yeah but it doesn't clear list of previously viewed url from the pull down Window.
     
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    Try to type url address starting by typing "http" , and a pull down windows will pop up with list of previously viewed url. How do I clear this.
     
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    Clearing History

    Arga,
    Closing any open pages in Safari is in addition to going into the iPad Settings App>Safari> and clicking on Clear History. Simply closing the pages won't clear the history, it is just a step you have to perform BEFORE clearing the history from the settings app. What happens is that if you still have an open page in Safari that you have used and have history in, Safari will not clear the history for the currently open page that you've been using to browse. Remember, Safari allows you to have up to 8 open browsing pages, each with their own histories, so if any are still open, Safari will not clear their histories from the Settings App entry for Safari.
     
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    I just tried this. Says cannot clear history. The clear history toggle on Safari will not highlight and does not function. Clearing cookies and data does not clear history. Any other ideas?
     
  9. J. A.

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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Maybe you're in Private Browsing mode. Safari looks like this


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    and you can't delete the history there. If this is the case, then open a new tab or tap the address/search bar. You'll see "Private" either at the bottom of the screen, or above the keyboard. Tap it, and you should be able to delete your browser history in Safari.
     
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