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How to Clear Cookies on Your iPhone

"Learn the easy steps to clear cookies from your iPhone. Make sure you keep your iPhone secure and free of stored data so you can continue to browse securely."

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Published Dec 18, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Learn how to clear cookies on iPhone by following these easy steps.
  • Learning how to clear cookies on an iPhone can help keep personal information secure.
  • "In this article, you'll learn how to quickly and easily clear cookies from your iPhone."

Clearing your cookies on iPhone is a great way to maintain the privacy of your web browsing, as well as free up storage space on your device. Cookies are small files that websites create and store in your browser cache when you visit them. These files contain information about your browsing activity, such as which pages you viewed and how long you spent on each page. Over time, this information can accumulate and take up valuable space on your device. Fortunately, clearing out these old cookies is quite simple and can be done with just a few taps. In this article, we'll show you how to clear cookies from Safari for iPhones running iOS 13 or later—the current version of the operating system at the time of this writing.

how to clear cookies on iphone

Clearing cookies on an iPhone requires users to open the Settings app and navigate to Safari > Clear History and Website Data. After selecting this option, all stored data such as website history, logins, and cookies will be removed from the device.

  1. Open the Settings App on your home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap Safari.
  3. Tap Clear History and Website Data.
  4. Confirm by tapping Clear when prompted.

Our takeaway

When it comes to making sure your iPhone is secure and running efficiently, regular cookie cleaning should be a part of your routine. Clearing cookies on your iPhone is quick and easy when you have access to the right tools and knowledge - which this article has hopefully provided! Get in the habit of clearing cookies every few months or so and you'll find that browsing online with an iPhone can be more enjoyable than ever before. So go ahead, free yourself from the cycle of digital debris and enjoy browsing worry-free on your device!


1. What type of cookies are stored on an iPhone?

Cookies stored on an iPhone include web browsing history, website data, search histories, and other information that a website may store.

How do I know if I have any cookies stored on my iPhone?

You can check your iPhone's Safari settings to view the cookies that are stored on your device. In Settings, scroll down and select Safari. Under Privacy & Security, you should see a list of all the cookies that are currently stored on your phone.

Is it possible to clear individual cookies from my iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to clear individual cookies from an iPhone. You can do this by going to your settings, selecting the Safari option and then clearing the desired data.

Does clearing the cookies from my iPhone affect the websites that I visit regularly?

Yes, clearing cookies can affect how websites remember your preferences and settings. Websites may not be able to recognize you if you have recently cleared the cookies stored on your device.

How often should I clear the cookies stored on my iPhone for better privacy and security?

It's recommended to regularly clear your cookies, at least once a month. It's best practice to delete the cookies each time you log out of an application or website, as well.

This article was originally published on 18 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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