[Safari problem] impossible to clear history

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  1. Pubhug

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    Safari decided overnight to not allow me to clear my history. The clear button appears in grey.
    I can't either go on private navigation. This one completely disappeared

    Tried rest with home+Power button... Nothing....

    What should I do ?
     
  2. J. A.

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    Hi, Pubhug! Welcome to iPF!

    If Safari looks like this


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    when you open it, you're in Private Mode. To change this, open a new tab, and at the bottom you'll find "Private" in a blue rectangle. Tap it and see if you can clear your browsing history in Safari now.
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. twerppoet

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    This is what happens if you restrict website content in Settings > General > Restrictions. Privacy mode and the ability to clear history will be disabled.

    If you set the restriction passcode, be sure to store it somewhere safe. Recovering from a lost passcode is not trivial.
     
  4. Pubhug

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    Took me 10 seconds to fix the problem. You rock !!
    Happy new year !
     
  5. twerppoet

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    No problem. Glad to help.
     

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