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I’m sure many of you have noticed the “Other” section of data on your iOS device within iTunes. This is a combination of data that’s stored within different apps. Anything that isn’t audio, video, photos, apps, or books gets stored under the “Other” category within iTunes.
Unfortunately, Safari also consumes some of this space. Each time you visit a website, data and cookies are stored on your device to help make that site load faster. The good news is, you can free up some space by removing data for each website that you visit.
If you’d like to learn how to remove website data from Safari, watch the video or follow the steps below:
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Step 1: Launch the Settings app, then scroll down and tap on “Safari.”
Step 2: Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap on “Advanced,” then select “Website Data.”
Step 3: Here you’ll find a list of websites that are taking up space on your iOS device. You can remove individual website data by swiping across a row and tapping on the “Delete” button. Alternatively, you can tap the “Edit” button in the top right corer and use the red buttons on the left of each row to delete the data.
If you’d like to remove all the website data that’s being stored on your device, scroll to the bottom of the list and tap on “Remove All Website Data.” It’s important to note that this will accomplish the same thing as the “Clear Cookies and Data” button in Safari’s main preference panel, but the “Advanced” section will allow you to delete data for individual sites.
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