How to Delete Specific Website Data in Safari on an iPhone

Deleting data from a Web browser is a common task, both on a smartphone and a computer. Whether you are deleting that data because it’s part of a troubleshooting guide, or you simply have concerns about your privacy and what other people might be able to able to find out if they’re on your phone, there are a variety of reasons why you might need to delete data.

But most of the methods for deleting data in Safari on an iPhone will focus on clearing all of that data, for every website that you’ve visited. However, you may want or need to keep cookies or downloaded data on your device for certain sites, and would rather clear data on a site-by-site basis. Fortunately this is possible in Safari on your iPhone by following the steps outlined below.


How to Delete Website Data for a Single Site in Safari on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.3. Completing these steps will delete the Safari data stored on your iPhone for a single site. This includes any cookies or data that was downloaded to your device from that site. This will not affect the saved website data for any other websites.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.

select the safari option



Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the Advanced button.

open the advanced menu

Step 4: Touch the Website Data button at the top of the screen.

choose the website data option



Step 5: Select the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.

tap the edit button



Step 6: Tap the red circle to the left of the website whose data you want to clear from Safari.

select the site to delete



Step 7: Touch the Delete button to remove the data from your device.

how to delete data for specific website iphone



Would you rather simply delete all of your cookies and website data? Find out how to delete all data from Safari if you are troubleshooting a problem, or simply want to clear your cache.

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