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Hi Ladies and Gents....

I'm new to the forum and have a problem.

I want to delete my safari URL history. Sounds easy right? It really isn't.

So i've gone into Settings>Safari>... then i've clicked 'Clear History' & the 'Clear Cookies and Data' button. This doesn't work.

Ive also opened up Safari and clicked on the Booked shaped button at the top left, and clicked cleared history... This has only cleared the browsing history but has not cleared the URL auto predict history.

For example when i want to visit YouTube in Safari..... i click on the Safari App... Then i would click on the URL bar to input youtube.com...
So i type Y first... then it would still list all the sites i have previously visit starting with Y....

Thats what i want to delete. So how do i delete the predicted URL or the URL history?

Hope someone can help with my dilemma.

Thanks for your time.
 

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Go to the bookmarks icon at the top left of the screen in Safari, and clear history from there. You can also go to advanced in Settings/Safari and clear out any website data that survives clearing cookies and cache.

Once you've done that lot, Safari will no longer predict URLs based on your history.
 
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Go to the bookmarks icon at the top left of the screen in Safari, and clear history from there. You can also go to advanced in Settings/Safari and clear out any website data that survives clearing cookies and cache.

Once you've done that lot, Safari will no longer predict URLs based on your history.

I have no bookmarks.

Also I've gone into advanced settings and there's nothing to clear there either....
 

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Before answering your question, I did this myself. I have just deleted iPF from my bookmarks, and as you can see from the screenshot, iPF no longer shows, even though I spend half my life on here.



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The only predictions when I type the letter "I" are those for which I still have bookmarks. In the Bookmarks drop down, select the Clock symbol. That will show you your history of typed URLs.
 
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Before answering your question, I did this myself. I have just deleted iPF from my bookmarks, and as you can see from the screenshot, iPF no longer shows, even though I spend half my life on here.



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The only predictions when I type the letter "I" are those for which I still have bookmarks. In the Bookmarks drop down, select the Clock symbol. That will show you your history of typed URLs.

Like I've said there are no book marks, (I've deleted them all), I've clicked clear history, I've clicked clear cookies and data, I've powered down after all of these checks and when I reboot up I still get the predictions. I've also closed every app that's open in the background.

Why am I the only one with this problem? Surely someone who knows the solution?
 

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Try resetting the iPad and see if that does the trick:

Settings > General > Reset, and choose Erase All Content and Settings
 

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iJamesH said:
Try resetting the iPad and see if that does the trick:

Settings > General > Reset, and choose Erase All Content and Settings

A bit drastic, don't you think?
 
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Try resetting the iPad and see if that does the trick:

Settings > General > Reset, and choose Erase All Content and Settings

I think this is my only option as ALL ELSE has failed! Why does apple have to be so retarded and hard to use?
Not user friendly at all!

No1 has the solution. Thanks anyway
 

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I think this is my only option as ALL ELSE has failed! Why does apple have to be so retarded and hard to use?
Not user friendly at all!

No1 has the solution. Thanks anyway

A reset is not drastic. It does not delete any information on the iPad. Just hold down the Home and Power button until the Apple Logo appears (10 to 15 seconds, usually).

A restore, that's drastic. It takes your device back to out of the box condition.

Before you do a restore, you should try going to Settings > General > Reset, and choose Reset All Settings. This is an in-between option, reset vs restore. It does not delete any data or remove any accounts, but you'll have to re-tweak most of your other settings.

I doubt any of this is going to make much of a difference. Kevin's solution should have worked, or we're misunderstanding the actual issue.
 
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a reset is not drastic. It does not delete any information on the ipad. Just hold down the home and power button until the apple logo appears (10 to 15 seconds, usually).

A restore, that's drastic. It takes your device back to out of the box condition.

Before you do a restore, you should try going to settings > general > reset, and choose reset all settings. This is an in-between option, reset vs restore. It does not delete any data or remove any accounts, but you'll have to re-tweak most of your other settings.

I doubt any of this is going to make much of a difference. Kevin's solution should have worked, or we're misunderstanding the actual issue.


full factory restore to defaults has solved the problem. The only way to solve this dilemma it seemed.
 
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Well, yes. That generally fixes anything but a hardware failure.

Did you try the Reset All Settings? Just curious.

I tried that but still didn't work. Now I think it could been something to do with the backup made on the computer?
 

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No idea, really.

When Kevin posted his answer, I didn't think it would work. I seemed to remember it not working before; so I tested it.

It worked, leaving me no problem to experiment with. ;)
 

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twerppoet said:
No idea, really.

When Kevin posted his answer, I didn't think it would work. I seemed to remember it not working before; so I tested it.

It worked, leaving me no problem to experiment with. ;)

I checked prior to posting. Only thing I can think of is that I have Safari turned off in iCloud.
 

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