How to Clear Your Cookies in the iPhone 5 Safari Browser

If you’ve been using a computer for a while, then you have probably heard and even learned what some common browsing terms mean.

In fact, you’ve probably had to delete cookies or history from a browser on your desktop or laptop computer.

Browsers on mobile devices like the iPhone 5 are very similar to the browsers that you are used to using on those computers, and you can manage your browser in many of the same ways.

One way that this is possible is by deleting cookies from the Safari Web browser on your iPhone 5, which you can do by following the steps outlined below.

If you need to re-visit a page that you had looked at previously, then our Safari history on iPhone guide can show you how.

How to Clear Cookies on the iPhone 5 in iOS 9 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this section will show you how to delete cookies from the iPhone if you are running iOS 8 or 9.

If you are using an older version of iOS and your screens look different than those shown in this section, then you can scroll down to see the instructions for removing Safari cookies in iOS 6.

While both methods are very similar, there are some slight differences.

Step 1: Open Settings.

clearing cookies on iphone

Step 2: Open the Safari menu.

how to delete cookies on iphone

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Clear History and Website Data button.

how to erase cookies on iphone

Step 4: Touch the red Clear History and Data button to confirm that you would like to clear cookies from your iPhone.

Note that this will also delete your browsing history, and any other website data that is being stored by Safari.

how to clear cookies on iphone

If you would like to know more about deleting iPhone cookies on newer models, then find out more with this clear cookies on iPhone guide.

Delete Cookies from Safari on the iPhone 5

Deleting your cookies is helpful for a number of reasons, but keeping cookies in your browser can be beneficial as well.

Cookies are usually used to keep you signed into your account at websites that you visit frequently, which is something that many people tend to rely on.

But many problems and troubleshooting techniques that you encounter for fixing website navigation will ask you to clear your cookies, so it is important to know how to delete cookies from Safari on the iPhone 5.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.

open the safari menu

Step 3: Tap the Clear Cookies and Data button.

tap the clear cookies and data button

Step 4: Tap the Clear Cookies and Data button on the pop-up screen to confirm that you want to delete these items. Read the warning on this screen to ensure that you will not be losing any important information.

press the clear cookies and data button again

Now that you know how to clear the cookies in the iPhone 5 Safari browser, you can use this process whenever you wish to delete your browsing data from your phone.

You can follow a very similar process to delete your browsing history from the iPhone 5.

You can also learn to clear the history from the Chrome browser on the iPhone 5.

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