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10 Ways on How to Clear History on iPhone (All iPhone!)

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iPhone is one of the most popular smartphone brand in the world. It has variety of features that are easy to use but yet some people still don’t understand on clearing history. It’s important because you probably want to keep your history neat and simple. Here’s how to clear history on iPhone.

Even though iPhone has simple interface, it is not that easy to clear history on iPhone. The history you can clear on iPhone includes: search history, browsing history, app purchase history, YouTube history, emoji and keyboard history, location history, and call and text history.

On other apps and services, clearing history can be done easily. Instagram search history, Amazon order history, and Prime Video history. On iPhone, there are many histories you can clear.

These can be done in iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 with iOS 12 or iOS 13 or newer version.

How to Clear Search History on iPhone

The first thing that come up to most people’s mind is clearing search history. iPhone has several things with search feature which history can be pretty easily removed or cleared.

Here’s the list of things you can clear search history from on iPhone:

Clear Siri Search & Command History

Siri is one of the most popular virtual assistant in the world. It uses your voice and text to respons to your command. People also use it to search stuff on the web quickly, and you can clear Siri search and command history on iPhone.

Open your Settings app. Go to Siri & Search.

Tap Siri & Dictation History.

Tap Delete Siri & Dictation History.

Alright. You’ve cleared Siri history. But this isn’t enough. You’ve to disable Siri history collection to prevent Siri to collect your history anymore.

Go to Settings > Privacy > Analytics & Improvements.

Make sure that the Improve Siri & Dictation is off. If it isn’t, turn it off.

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How to Clear iPhone Google Search App History

Google Search App is available on iPhone, too. The search history also can be cleared easily on iPhone.

To do this, simply open the Google Search app. Then tap the gear icon at the top of your screen.

Tap Privacy. Tap History. Then tap Clear on-device history to finally clear Google search history on iPhone.

How to Clear Browsing History on iPhone

iPhone has Safari as its default browser. But you can also use third-party browser app like Google Chrome on iPhone. You can clear browsing history on iPhone for both apps pretty easily.

Clear Safari Browsing History

Safari browsing can be cleared in the app. However, you may want to clear complete browsing history which can be done in the Settings app.

Open the Settings app. Tap Safari. Then tap Clear History and Website Data.

iPhone will ask for confirmation. Tap Clear History and Data to confirm.

This will delete your browsing history, cookies, cache, download history, and autofill.

Clear Google Chrome Browsing History

Google Chrome is available for free in iPhone’s App Store. Clearing browsing history there can be done the same way you clear it on an Android phone.

Open the browser. Tap the kebab button (three dots button). Tap Settings. Tap Privacy. Tap Clear Browsing Data.

That’s it. Clearing Chrome browsing history on iPhone is also easy.

How to Clear App Purchase History on iPhone

iPhone’s App Store, just like other services collect purchase history so you can know for sure what apps you’ve installed and purchased in your life using iPhone.

Open the App Store app. Go to Updates page. Tap the avatar icon at the right side of the Updates page’s title.

There, tap Purchased. Tap All and a list of all purchased app will appear. To clear the app purchase history, simply swipe the row to the left, and tap Hide.

How to Clear YouTube History on iPhone

iPhone also has YouTube which history can be cleared inside the YouTube app. The clearing method is pretty easy to do.

Open YouTube app. Go to the Library page. Tap History.

You can clear YouTube history for each video on iPhone. To do this, tap the kebab button at each video, then tap Remove from Watch History.

How to Clear Emoji & Keyboard History on iPhone

iPhone keyboard also collect your typing as history, including emoji you choose. Here’s how to clear keyboard history on iPhone:

Open the Settings app. Tap General. Tap Reset.

Then, tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

You probably need to enter your iPhone’s password. iPhone will ask you to confirm, tap Reset Dictionary on iPhone.

How to Clear Location History on iPhone

If you enable GPS or location in your iPhone, chances are iPhone collecting the place you visited before as history. This may bother anyone who want their privacy protected. You can clear location history on iPhone easily.

Go to Settings. Select Privacy.

Tap Location Service.

Scroll down until you see System Service. Once you find it, tap it.

Tap Significant Location. You probably need to enter iPhone’s password or fingerprint.

To clear location history on iPhone all at once, just tap Clear History.

How to Clear Call History on iPhone

When you receive phone call or call someone, iPhone will collect those as history in Phone app.

To clear call history, just simply open Phone app. Go to Recent page.

Tap Edit to enable the ability to clear call history.

To clear all cal history at once, just tap Clear.

How to Clear Text Message History on iPhone

iPhone also allow you to clear text message history which is a lot easier than you think. You can do this in Settings app.

Open the Settings app. Scroll down a little bit, tap Messages.

Tap Messages. Tap Keep Messages. Tap Forever to delete or clear text messages history from iPhone all at once, permanently.


FAQ:

Question: When you clear history on iPhone, is it gone forever?

Answer: Yes. It will delete clear history on iPhone, any kind of history, permanently. This means you can’t undo or restore deleted history on iPhone in any way, except if you have backup of it.


iPhone has all the features you require to clear history, any kind of history. From search history, browsing history, download history, call and text message history, YouTube history, Siri history, and more. Getting rid of history is important because it saves more storage thus your iPhone will work faster than before.

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