How To Delete Search History on iPad

Last Updated on September 16, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

Did you search for something on your iPad that you’d rather keep private? Checking and erasing your iPad’s search history is a simple process, and I’m here to guide you through it, so you can do it quickly.

I’ll demonstrate how to review your search history on iPad in both Safari and Google Chrome browsers, and, of course, I’ll show you how to delete it or remove specific queries.

Grab your iPad, and let’s dive right in!

Delete Search History in Safari (iPad)

Most iPad and iPhone users use the Safari browser. It is the default browser on Apple devices with security and privacy options. Of course, Apple ensures you can access and delete your Safari history through Settings.

Delete All History

So, launch Settings and find the Safari. Continue scrolling on the right side until you see an option Clear History and Website Data. A warning will pop up, and you have to confirm that you want to delete your history.

Once you tap on Clear, your history, including your Google searches, will be gone from your device. It will remove cookies too. Just remember that you can’t recover your data after you delete everything.

This will delete the whole history, but there’s an alternative way, so you can just delete a few pages from the history.

Delete Specific Search Queries From History

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the “Tabs” button at the top left corner.
  3. Click on “History.”
  4. Swipe left on the entries/websites you want to delete and press “Delete.”

This will remove the search query from history, and no one will find out you have ever visited specific websites or searched for something on Google.

Delete Search History in Google Chrome (iPad)

If you use Chrome on your iPad, which is one of the most popular browsers for iPads you can also delete your search history.

Let me show you step-by-step how you can do that.

Start by launching Google Chrome. You will see three dots in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap on them. A menu will appear, and there should be a History tab. Tap on it, and you will see your browsing history.

The option Clear Browsing Data is located at the bottom of the window. Once you tap on it, you can choose what you want to delete. For instance, you can clear your browsing history only and leave all your cookies and other files. You have to confirm that you want to delete the browsing data, and that’s it!

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Delete Specific Search Queries From History From Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome on your iPad.
  2. Click on the “Three Dots” button at the top right corner.
  3. Click on “History.”
  4. Click “Edit.”
  5. Select the websites/search queries you want to delete and press “Delete.”

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Seeing Your Google History on iPad

Sometimes we want to check our history to see the websites we visited the day or the week before because we can’t remember them or we want to see what are our kids doing on the internet or our spouses.

Let me show you have to check Search history on iPad on Safari and Google Chrome.

See Google Chrome History on iPad

1. Open the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad. 

2. Tap the three dots at the top right corner.

3. And voila! You’ve got your Search history.

Now, you’ve become a time traveler, exploring your own digital past. You can check today’s history, yesterday’s, last week’s, last month’s, etc. As long as it’s not deleted. You can even add specific keywords in the search box.

See Safari History on iPad

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the “Tabs” button at the top left corner.
  3. Access the History: In Safari, there is a history icon that looks like a clock.
  4. View History: Tap the history button (it looks like a clock icon), and it will display your browsing history.
  5. Browse History: You can scroll through your browsing history to see the websites you’ve visited recently.
  6. Visit a Page: To revisit a specific page from your history, tap on it, and Safari will load that webpage.


Does search history sync across all Apple devices?

“iCloud syncs your open Safari tabs across your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. This means you can seamlessly switch between your devices and continue browsing right where you left off.”


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  • Ernests Embutnieks

    I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.