How on earth do you really remove safari history??

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  1. philcojohn

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    Joy, thank you for clarity and keeping it simple.. My question is how do you selectively delete cookies? I followed I pad promps and deleted cookies,which it does not confirm, it just sits there like nothing happened, but it also erased my bank cookie,which cannot be re established with out a trip to bank. We need a way to look at the cookies, delete the ones we want to delete. Deleting all of them is as as bad as having 100 of them
     
  2. Mickey330

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    Unfortunately, on the iPad, there is no way to selectively delete cookies if you are using the Safari app. It's all or nothing.

    I know that with the web browser Atomic Web Browser ($0.99, USD), you can view cookies individually. And, as you view them, you have the option to selectively delete the ones you wish to delete. You can do the same using the browser iCab Mobile ($1.99, USD). I am sure there are more - I just happen to have these two and could look at them.

    So, if you wish to selectively delete cookies, I am afraid it's another browser. The stock/default browser, Safari, won't let you do it by onsies or twosies. Sorry.

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  3. mrniceguycincy

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    I do not know much about iPads, but can you delete Safari and then reinstall it from the app store?



     
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    No, Safari is a stock iPad app that comes pre-loaded when you buy the iPad. It cannot be deleted. If you were to have issues with Safari (or any stock/default app, for that matter), you would have to do a restore of the iPad. Those type of apps are baked into the iOS.

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  5. Midranger4

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    Selective website data can be managed/deleted. See screen shot found under safari/advanced/website data. I've tested with select sites and I presume it to be cookie data as I was required to logon again to the site after deleting it's site specific data.



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  6. Christopherpc

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    how do retrieve deleted web browsing history on ipad/phone...

    I really appreciate ur time and input.

    is there an app u can recommend?


    Thanks again,

    Chris
     
  7. goldicote

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    Deleting history automatically

    Yes but how do you stop any history being remembered? For instance when you type the beginning of a word in google and it comes up with suggestions or says what you were browsing before. I don't want any prompts.
     
  8. Grytpype

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    Why is it that people get so worried/paranoid about their browsing history?

    The only reason I can think of is that they've realised too late their history can be accessed, and now they're panicking that their wives or girlfriends will find out how much time they've spent watching porn and quite rightly give them the bum's rush, lol.

    This may be news to them – their browsing history is also stored by their ISP, and there's no way they'll be able to delete that.

    Serve them right if they're caught, IMO.
     

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