How Do I Clear ALL of the internet history

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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
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    You might try in Google for that instead of anything in Safari...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    What time zone is this app using..it is nowhere near 1:45 where I am?
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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.
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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
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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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    I didn't mention that quick complete in the URL field includes saved bookmarks as well as recent sites? Shame on me. Sorry. :eek:
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    I believe you CAN delete the URL suggestions that come up. If u clear history, cache, cookies and then hit the button on the side of the iPad (not the main button on front of screen) the suggestions are Gone.
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    You may be right. I don't believe it used to, but iOS 5 could have changed that. I don't see why putting the iPad to sleep (or off, if you hold the button long enough) should make a difference, but I'll check it out when I have enough time to set up a proper test.
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    Twerppoet: for what it's worth, my iPad doesn't have iOS5 (and, if it matters, it's an iPad 1).
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    Are we looking at naughty things on our iPad? *smirk*. :eek:
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    I work at a counseling center for at-risk abuse survivors who use donated iPads to journal their interactions and experiences with their partners. Many of these partners continue to be a current source of abusive behaviors. These women face a very real danger should their partner see what has been typed into the search box. The frightening reality is that the iPad's Google app retains all that has ever been typed into that box, and regurgitates it as part of it's alphabetical instant search feature within the first one to two letters typed into its' search box thereafter! I was hoping that the glaring privacy issue of the iPad's inability and the Google apps' unwillingness to permanently clear past search history from it's instant search results would be addressed. Despite utilizing "clear history" when results drop down in the menu, and despite clearing cookies and cache, etc., from Google and Safari in the iPad settings icon, plus despite clearing bookmarks in the Safari app, finally despite meticulously following the instructions from the iPad help, this serious security breach remains. In fact, iPad help instructs to use the settings touch button (the sprocket icon located on a pull down screen located above the search box) to open the Google app menu. Within it is supposedly a button saying "save recent searches". When clicked it supposedly offers a yes and no choice. If no is chosen, then supposedly all searches are cleared and all future searches not saved. Disturbingly, this button is absent from the menu! it does not exist. Which presupposes that when iPad help was developed, it was assumed that such a button would be included in the menu feature when, it turns out, it was not.
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    I had the same trouble. I tried everything in the forums nothing worked but.....this did. I simply deleted the Google app I downloaded and then re downloaded it. Worked like a charm!
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    Hi I had the same trouble. I followed all the suggestions in the forum...nothing worked so I deleted the Google app and then redo loaded it. Worked like. Charm!

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