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Clear History and Website Data Grayed out in Safari on iPhone and iPad: Here is a fix

Data Grayed out in Safari on iPhone and iPad

More often than not, we find that iOS users have been struggling to clear out the browsing history and website data in Safari because the option for deleting web-browsing data has grayed out. You may think why someone would want to delete browsing data in Safari? There are two primary reasons for doing so, firstly, you don’t want to disclose your browsing history to someone, and secondly, once you clear out all the browsing history, your computer and all the associated apps would run smoothly!

You may think that it’s the system bug that doesn’t let you clear the browsing history, but it might be the wrong assumption from your side. In this article, we will provide you the complete guide on how you can easily clear out the browsing history and Website data in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

A quick solution to delete Safari History and Website Data on iPhone and iPad

If you are new to iOS devices, you may not know about the “Restrictions” feature that is included in iOS 12 and later versions. Once you enable “Content and Privacy Restrictions” on your iOS device, the option for clearing out browsing History and website data gets disabled by default. Therefore, the first thing that you need to do is turn off the Content and Privacy Restriction to fix the issue; after this, you will be able to clear the History from Safari.

There is another way to solve this problem as well in which you should not need to completely disable the Content & Privacy Restriction on your iOS devices. In this article, we will show you both methods to fix the issue. You probably decide which technique fits you the best!

Read More: How to Close All Tabs at Once in Safari on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 13 and iOS 12

Tip 1: Disable Content & Privacy Restrictions

Follow the steps mentioned below to disable restriction:

Step 1: Open Setting app on your iOS device

Step 2: Tap on Screen Time
Tap on Screen Time

Step3: Next up, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Content & Privacy Restrictions

Here, you need to authenticate your identity if you have enabled Screen Time passcode.

Step 4: Toggle off the switch for Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Content & Privacy Restrictions

That’s all! If you have performed all the mentioned steps accurately, your issue will be fixed. You can check out the Safari Setting where you can find the option to clear out the History would appear again.

Tip 2: Choose Unrestricted Access for Web Content!

Follow the steps mentioned below to select Unrestricted Access for web content:

Step 1: launch Setting App on your iOS device

Step2: Tap on Screen time 🡪 Content & Privacy Restriction.

Step 3: Next up, tap on Content Restriction 🡪 Web Content.

Content Restriction

Step 4: Thereafter, you need to choose Unrestricted Access.

That’s all from both the methods, now you can easily clear out the browsing data in Safari on your iPhone and iPhone. You may choose any of the mentioned methods according to your likelihood.

Final Words

So far, these methods have completely rescued iOS users to fix the issue. However, if you cannot solve the issue using them, we suggest you to go for the software update. It will surely help you clear Safari history and website data. For those who don’t know how to update software, go to Settings 🡪 General 🡪 Software Update.

update iOS

We hope this article will help you wipe out the browsing history on your iPhone and iPad. If you have any queries regarding Android and iOS accessories, feel free to contact us. 

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