Safari is the standard web browser for macOS. Apple’s BROWSING HISTORY IN SAFARI web browser keeps a log of your search history and websites visited. Managing BROWSING HISTORY IN SAFARI on a Mac is done by:
- Firstly, Select History in the menu bar
- Secondly, A drop-down menu with recently visited web pages come up. You can either select any of the websites to load the respective page or select one of the previous days at the bottom of the menu to see more options.
- Thirdly, Choose Clear History at the bottom of the History drop-down menu to clear Safari browsing history, cookies and other locally stored sites.
- Select the period you intend to clear from the drop-down menu. Available options are The last hour, Today, Today and Yesterday, and All History
- Lastly, Select Clear History.
Deleting history on Safari also deletes history on other Apple mobile devices if such devices are synced with Safari data via iCloud.
Using Private Browsing in Safari
To go private browsing on Safari, you can do the following:
- Go to File
- Select New Private Window
For Windows devices, select the Settings gear, then choose Private Browsing from the drop-down menu.
One can also use the keyboard shortcut alternatively, pressing Shift + Command +N can be used to open the private window.
The private window has a tinted dark gray address bar, and browsing history for all tabs here remain private. On closing the window, Safari won’t remember your search history, web pages visited or any autofill information.
Managing History in Safari on IOS Devices
To manage the Safari’s browsing history on an IOS device:
- Tap the Safari browsing app to open it
- Tap the Bookmarks icon at the bottom of the screen
- At the top of the screen that opens, tap the History icon. The icon looks like a clock face
- Move or scroll through the screen and tap on any website page you want to open
- Tap Clear at the bottom of the History screen to clear the browsing history. You can choose either of these: The last hour, Today, Today and Yesterday or All time
- To exit the screen and return to the browser page, tap Done.
The Safari app is part of the IOS system used in Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Torch. To remove only individual sites from Safari history, You can swipe left on the entry with your finger. Then tap Delete.
Using Private Browsing on IOS devices prevents your Safari search history and web data from being saved. This can be done simply by:
- Go to Safari: press and hold the tab icon
- Tap New Private Tab
To turn off private browsing, tap the tabs icon and tap Private.