How Do I Clear ALL of the internet history

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  1. musclestick

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    ipad 2 16GB + 3G

    Hi, I'm Myron. I'm new to the forum and to Apple.

    I have a Google app. Every time I open it my history is shown in the drop down. It appears to me that there are 2 drop downs. One I can clear, because it asks at the bottom. But the next time I click on the Google app. and begin typing, IT'S not cleared.

    I've tried by clearing history, cache, and cookies in settings under Safari (which I've never used) Only thing I haven't done is reset my ipad, which I beleive dosen't have anything to do with my problem. Or does it?

    I've notice others on-line with the same problem of not being able to clear ALL history on their ipad 2.

    I've seen a few other fixes but they are have the same fix which is not working for me.:(

    Thankx-n-Advance

    Myron
     
  2. iVan

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    You might try in Google for that instead of anything in Safari...
     
  3. twerppoet

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    It might be the instant search feature. You'd have to turn that off in your Google Search settings on the site.
     
  4. apple2011

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    clear the instant search history but not all...
     
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    If you are talking about the suggestion that come up in the URL bar, then there is no way to clear it, at least in Safari. If the Google app you are using does not offer an option, then the same applies.

    The good news is that as long as you do not revisit those pages the older URLs will eventualy be overwritten. Hold in mind that saved bookmarks also show up as suggestions.

    If you are talking about the search bar, same applies, minus the bookmarks.
     
  6. Safarish

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    After using all clearing options in the ipad's Safari setting including history, cookies, cache with no open websites and also clearing history - all all I have to do is type a letter or two in the URL bar, or whatever you call the bar to the left of the Goggle search bar and all previously visited sites with that letter in the name appear. can someone tell me how to delete them? When I search for an answer on the Internet I see the same instructions that really do not work ( in the IPad Settings General Safari options). Has anyone tried resolving this at an Apple store with any luck? I am now using another browser app but do not want to reset my original iPad settings to get rid of the Safari sites that appear in the URL drop down box when I enter www Or any letter of the alphabet. Thanks.
     
  7. Safarish

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    What time zone is this app using..it is nowhere near 1:45 where I am?
     
  8. twerppoet

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    As I said. You can't delete them. This buffer is separate from the history, cookies, and cache. There is no setting to delete it. It does run out, eventually, if you never visit that site again.
     
  9. ModGTI

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    Hi Myron,
    first of all are you using a JailBreak Ipad?
    If Yes, maybe you would like to consider Clean Up in Cyndia or other resources which you can find easily on the net.

    Cheers
     
  10. Safarish

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    To Twerppoet
    Many thanks. I was happy just to have an acknowledgement it cannot be done. However, although I thought I had tried before, by deleting some of these searches from my bookmarked sites, they finally cleared from the URL. Thanks again.
     

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