How to Clear Cookies on iPhone

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Don’t know how to clear cookies on iPhone? Scroll below to know more.

Just by typing cookies, my mouth is salivating but this article is referring to the cookies that store information in the form of a tiny file on your device. To put it simply, you don’t always have to log in every time you visit Netflix or Amazon as cookies save your account information for a website. But, it can cause problems, too. It tracks you beyond the web and you may notice some browser issues. So, clearing it once in a while could be beneficial.

Why clear cookies

iPhone users would agree that their devices get bogged down once the storage space is almost full. You might think that you aren’t storing any heavy media or other files but you fail to notice when websites inform that they will be storing cookies on your phone in order to store relevant data. These cookies consume a lot of space and even though they save your time by not asking you to log in every damn time you visit a website, they can affect the way your device performs. SO, clearing cookies will reset the website/app but it will enhance your phone’s performance.

How to clear cookies on iPhone

Now that we have got the basics out of the way, let’s see how to clear cookies on iPhone.

Clear Cookies in Safari

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll till you find Safari.

Step 3: Click on Advanced which is located at the bottom of the page. Here, you can either delete all the cookies or just certain sites.

Step 4: To delete cookies for certain websites, click on Edit and then tap on the red minus icon located left of the website’s name. Click on Delete to confirm.

How to Clear Cookies on iPhone

Step 5: To delete all the cookies in the list you see below, click on Remove All Website Data. Confirm this command by pressing Remove Now that appears in a pop-up window.

Clear Cookies in Chrome

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your iPhone.

Step 2: Click on the three horizontal dots.

Step 3: Tap on Settings and then click on Privacy.

Step 4: Scroll till you see Cookies, Site Data. You can also choose to erase other data.

Step 5: Press on the red Clear Browsing Data button.

Step 6: You’ll be asked to confirm this command. Confirm it.

Clear Cookies in Firefox

Step 1: Launch the Firefox browser.

Step 2: Click on the menu that is located in the right corner of the app.

Step 3: Click on Settings and then tap on Data Management.

Step 4: Scroll till you find Clear Private Data. Click on it and then tap on OK to confirm the command.


What does clearing cookies mean?

If you chose to clear cookies, it means that you are giving a command to your computer device to forget all the previous activities, information, and settings. It’s similar to a restart.

Should I clear cookies on my iPhone?

Even though cookies keep your activities, they can be of problem, sometimes. Clearing cookies will help your app as well as the phone’s performance. Doing so will also clear some storage.

Is cache the same as cookies?

Cookies are a tiny portion of data from a website that is stored in your browser. It keeps your recent activities stored that could be helpful later on. The cache temporarily holds instructions and data that the device’s CPU would reuse. In simple words, cookies are only browser-related whereas cache is collected on all apps, including browsers.


This is how to clear cookies on iPhone. As I said, cookies save a great deal of time but they also eat up storage space and Apple won’t be adding an SD card anytime soon. So, you better clear cookies and enjoy your iPhone’s optimal performance.

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