How to Clear Cache on iPad Safari

Open the Settings app, select Safari, choose Clear History and Website Data, and then hit Clear in the center of the window to erase your iPad Safari cache.

Our explanation continues below with further information and screenshots of how to clean cache on iPad Safari browsers.

For more information on this issue, see this video on how to clear iPad cache.

How to Delete Website History and Data on iPad

The processes in this post were carried out on a 6th-generation iPad running iPadOS 16.3.1.

Step 1: On your Home screen, locate the gray gear Settings icon and tap it.

Step 2: Scroll down the left column and select Safari.

Step 3: In the right column, scroll down and click the Clear History and Website Data button.

Step 4: In the center of the screen, click the Clear button.

how to clear cache on iPad Safari

Now that you know how to clear cache on iPad Safari, you may use these instructions whenever you are having problems browsing or want to wipe all of the browsing data on the Apple tablet.

Related: How to Clear iPhone Safari History

Summary – Clearing the iPad Cache

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Choose Safari.
  3. Select the Clear History and Website Data option.
  4. Select Clear.

Clearing Safari Cache on iPad (Video)

Additional Information

When you tap the Clear History and Website Data button, your history, cache, and browsing data are deleted.

If you want to keep your history, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced, then select the Website Data option, and then erase content from that menu.

This is preferred because it not only allows you to save your history, but also allows you to select which websites you want to remove the data for.

This can be useful if you are investigating a problem or if you wish to save certain browsing data.

If you have other Web browsers on your iPad, this will not alter their cache or history. If you wish to remove the data, you must open those browsers and complete the instructions for removing cache from there as well.

If you frequently delete the cache on your iPad, you might benefit from using Private Browsing instead. You can then finish your Web browsing session by closing the tabs, which will instantly remove the cache and history.


Knowing how to delete your iPad cache will allow you to do so whenever you need to.

While being signed out of accounts and emptying shopping carts might be inconvenient, the benefit of a more reliable surfing experience that doesn’t use cookies and other stored data to alter the way you browse the Web is typically outweighed.