A lot of us know a lot about cookies (the digital kind) right? We know about RAM, and stored memory bits and bytes etc. So we must also be knowing that your search history is often stored on to you iPad when you search for something.

Now, what happens even after you have closed a search window is that, the cookies that were downloaded on to you iPad manage to stay on. And so, sometimes you iPad may be prone to hang or even crash. Tough luck, huh?

But this can be totally avoided. How, you ask? It is simple really. Just Clear Safari History on Your iPad.

Now for those of you geeks and tech nerds who already no how to do so, what in God’s name are you reading this article? It will not help you. Buzz off.

However, for the people who unfortunately (or fortunately for me, since you are reading my hard work penned on a virtual paper) do not know how to clear search history on iPad, do not worry. It is pretty easy. Just read through this entire article and you are good to go!

So if you’re now ready… basics first.

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Step 1: Switch on the iPad.

This is the most obvious step right? For how else do you even plan to work on it?

However, coming across too many dim wits in the world, this is more of a “better safe than sorry” from dumb questions clause (or step, or whatever you would want to call it).

Step 2: Go on to Safari.

No. I do not mean you should go on a wildlife safari. However, if that is what you thought, you might want to go on one, and get eaten by vicious lions while you are on it so that there is an iota less of stupidity in the world.

Anyway, I meant that you should launch the Safari application on your computer.

There will be a button on the bottom of your home screen that looks a bit like a deep blue sea compass. Click on this button or icon.

Now you have successfully launched your Safari browser.

Step 3: Bookmarked.

There will be a bookmark button on your screen. This is usually found on the top right of your screen. Click on it.

Step 4: Delve into the history!

Delve into the history!

Under the bookmark button, you will see a menu. This (probably drop-down) menu will have a history tab or option. Click this history tab or option.

Step 5: The upper (right) hand.

click clear history

On the upper right hand corner of the history tab, you will find a “Clear History” option. Click on to this “Clear History” option.

Once you have selected this “Clear History” option, your search history will be deleted effectively.

But wait a minute…

Step 6: Do not forget to give your confirmation!

You will be asked for confirmation all over again, if you did not want to actually delete your search history. If you indeed did not, this is you lucky chance –you’re lucky break! Do not give the confirmation. Instead, click on “Cancel”. This will stop your search history from being extinguished from your iPad.

If you indeed did want to clear out that search history, go ahead and give it the okay. Once you give the confirmation however, you cannot take it back…

So that’s it. You’re done.

But wait… I’m not done just yet. There might just be an alternate process for doing the same. Want to find out? Interested? Curious? Dying to know?

Just scroll on down.Go on.

Step 1: Gear up folks!


Go to the “Settings” icon on the Home Page on your iPad. It’s shaped like a gear. Click on this “Settings” icon.

Step 2: Select your Safari ride!

select safari

On the left of the screen that opens up now, you will find a menu. Scroll down through this menu till you come to an option called “Safari”. Now you have to click on this “Safari” tab. Do so.

This tab will basically re-direct you to the settings of your Safari browser that your iPad has installed into it already.

Step 3: Choose the first man out!

clear history

Now, choose the first option – the “Clear History” option. This will effectively allow you to clear out your browser history.

Step 4: Confirm the horrible deed!

click clear

Now you will be asked to confirm the cancellation. If you want to indeed clear out your history, click on “Clear”. Otherwise click on “Cancel” if this has all been a mistake and you indeed do not want to clear your Safari browser history and cookies on your iPad to free up some RAM space.


There. Now if you have effectively followed all the options and instructions given above, your work should be done!