Google Chrome is the most loved browser on any portable smart device. Apple iPad is no exception. iPad does have inbuilt Safari web browser, but still, people prefer to use Google Chrome browser because of its easiness and greater amenability. But by its nature, Google Chrome stores tons of history for proving you better browsing experience. It stores the history of websites, passwords, cache and cookies. But saved data like password could pose a potential threat at times and needs to be cleared if required. Also, sometimes you may like to erase browsing history if you do want other people to know what are you up to. You know what I mean!
Clearing Chrome browser history on desktop or laptop is easy, but when it comes to iPad, things become a little bit tricky. Do not worry; the steps are pretty straightforward.
Follow these steps & delete Google Chrome history on iPad
- Open Chrome browser by tapping on its icon on iPad.
- Now tap the Chrome menu button (three vertical dots on the right-hand side of the browser).
- A drop-down menu will appear. Tap option labelled Settings.
- Now you will get a pop-up screen. Look for the option labelled Privacy. Click it.
- You will slide into Privacy screen. Click Clear Browsing Data.
- In the Clear Browsing Data screen, you will see five different options as Browsing history, Cookies & Site Data, Cached Images and Files, Saved Passwords and Autofill Data. (Read below to know more about these options)
Learn more about these 5 options
Whenever you visit any site, the history of the website is stored for future reference. This is quite helpful if you want to refer your old browsing history and may like to revisit per your need. Also, Google Chrome has auto-complete feature, wherein you start typing the URL and Chrome will show the suggestions from history.
Cookies, Site Data
Whenever you load a website on your iPad, several cookies are loaded and stored on your iPad. These cookies are nothing but small text files which can be either accessed by your client browser or by the web server. For instance, the web server can present you its website tailored for your need based on cookie details. On the other side, your browser can use this data as carryover information to the next related site.
Cached Images and Files
Chrome also stores images and files from a previously browsed website on your iPad’s cache memory. The cached images and files come in handy whenever you want to revisit a site since Chrome can render a web page faster by loading data files such images from its cache memory and not from the web server.
Whenever you fill in user details such as username and password on any website, Chrome will prompt you to save the username and password or not. Whenever you opt to store the password, the data goes in the cache memory. The next time when you revisit the website, the username and password will get fetched from memory.
Apart from username and password, Chrome also stores data like your first name, last name, home address, office address, etc. It will be cumbersome if you have to fill in same data over and again on different websites.
- Select whatever you want to clear and click Clear Browsing Data which is also coloured as Red. This option has double authentication. It means you will have to reconfirm once again by tapping the same option in the second pop-up.
- Based on cached history size, it will take few seconds to erase everything finally. Click Done when you finish everything.