How to Clear Safari History of Specific Profiles in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad

Safari profiles are super handy in more ways than one. With custom profiles, you can keep all your history, bookmarks, and favorites separate. Aside from enhancing your privacy, it also offers you the much-needed flexibility to manage personal and professional browsing history. But do you know that the latest iteration of iOS takes the personalization game even further by allowing you to clean up the browsing history of particular profiles? That said, let me show you how it’s done the right way!

Clean Up Safari History of Specific Profiles in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

When you are dealing with multiple Safari profiles, it’s better to have the desired control over each one. Whether it’s cleaning up the browsing history, managing extensions or favorites, having full command over each aspect not only makes the whole management process a simple affair but also ensures everything remains in the Apple pie order.

  • First off, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. 
  • In the Settings menu, scroll down and choose Safari
Launch Settings and tap on Safari
  • Next, tap on Clear History and Website Data
  • Next up, choose the timeframe of the browsing history. Depending on your needs, you can clean up the history of the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or all history. 
  • Under the Clear for Profile section, select the Safari profile which browsing history you want to get rid of. 
  • At the bottom of the screen, there is a toggle to close all the open Safari tabs. To close all the tabs along with the history, turn on the switch next to Close All Tabs
  • Finally, tap on Clear History and confirm the action. 
Clean Up Safari History of Specific Profiles in iOS 17 and ipadOS 17

That’s all there is to it! So, that’s how you can wipe out the Safari browsing history of a particular profile. You can follow the same process to clean up the browsing history and website data related to other profiles as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a way to use Safari on Windows or Android?

Unfortunately, there is no way you can use Safari on non-Apple devices. Though the market is loaded with a ton of browsers, Safari remains a hot favorite due mainly to a host of security and privacy features.

2. Why is Safari considered to be exceptionally efficient as compared to other browsers?

What makes Safari exceptionally efficient and snappier is the deep integration with the iDevices.

3. Can You Use Extensions with Safari?

Yes, you can. Though Google Chrome still remains the most preferred browser if you are a fan of extensions, Safari has gotten better on this front thanks to the growing collection of extensions.

Read more: 12 New Safari Features in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

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