How to clear search history on an iPad

(14 Posts)
Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 17:55:25

I've gone into settings and can see the option to clear history but it's not highlighted so I can't use it.

Ps it's not that I've been searching any dodgy sights! I just don't want daughter to see what I've been looking at for Christmas presents.

LoriGrimes Sun 24-Nov-13 22:49:15

I just click on the open book picture up there in the right hand corner of the screen and it gives me the option to clear history.

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 22:58:49

I've done that and can see the option to 'clear' but it's not highlighted so won't work

ThenSheSaid Mon 25-Nov-13 00:21:12

Have you already cleared the history?

Or,

Have you got 'private browsing' turned on?

Doinmummy Mon 25-Nov-13 16:57:32

No I haven't cleared the history and have no idea if I've got private browsing on. I've looked at everything I can think of in settings but can't find anything to turn on/off

widowerbutok Mon 25-Nov-13 22:44:46
Doinmummy Mon 25-Nov-13 22:47:00

Thankyou I'll give it a go

ThenSheSaid Mon 25-Nov-13 22:54:42

Is you ipad running iOS7?

Doinmummy Mon 25-Nov-13 23:04:46

Yes it is. I followed the instructions given above but the option the delete history isn't highlighted

ThenSheSaid Tue 26-Nov-13 00:36:39

The link given earlier by widower is pre iOS7

Anyway, I did a little research and I think the following may work???? smile

SETTINGS >>> General >>> RESTRICTIONS >>and check if it says 'On'. If it does, enter the restrictions PIN >>>>WEBSITES >>>> select ALL WEBSITES


I didn't know that this feature existed before. It would be really useful to check what your kids are up to confused

widowerbutok Tue 26-Nov-13 10:30:05

Nice one ThenSheSaid we learn something everyday.

ThenSheSaid Tue 26-Nov-13 11:05:54

I learn something everyday but unfortunately I forget at least two things blush grin

Doinmummy Tue 26-Nov-13 15:09:40

Yay thankyou, it worked. How do you clever people know all this? I wouldn't have worked that out in a month of Sundays !

Thankyou

ThenSheSaid Tue 26-Nov-13 16:55:08

Google is your friend grin

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