iPhone: Clear cookies in Safari browser

Different folks want to clear their cookies for different reasons. The paranoia-prone like to remove them because of perceived privacy issues. Developers need to remove them in order to fully test some applications. Others need to clear them in order to erase all evidence of their, um, browsing history. Regardless, clearing the cookies in your iPhone’s Safari is easy.

To clear your Safari browser cookies, tap on the Settings icon in the home screen. From here, scroll the screen down until you find the Safari option and tap on it.

Within the Safari settings screen which slides over, look toward the bottom for the Clear Cookies button and tap it. A little window will pop up asking you to confirm the action. To clear your cookies, tap on the button that says Clear Cookies. Otherwise, tap the Cancel button to keep your cookies.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • CliveG

    Thanks …just what I needed to know.

  • 4heels

    This works for me too but the next time I log into Safari, if you click on history it is empty but down at the bottom you can hit the back arrow key and it’ll take you back to all the pages that were in history. How do you get rid of that?

    • Mac Man

      You can easily rid yourself of the “back button” history. Once you are done using safari and are ready to delete your internet history do the following steps:

      1. Click the double square button in the lower right hand corner of the screen to open a second safari window.
      2. Hit “New Page”
      3. Click the double square icon again, scroll and close any pages that are not the newest one you just opened.

      Now when you go to Safari settings and clear History, Cache and Cookies the back button will no longer tattle tale on you.

  • m.L.

    thanks! exactly what I was looking for!

  • lisamm5

    I cleared the cookies, but I still can’t sign off of msn.

  • Do I always have to debug console when I’m safari?
    I find myself debugging everything there is to debug
    To avoid “bugs” & “viruses”… Is it a good or bad habit?