How to Clear Cookies and Site Data on iPhone

When you visit a website on your iPhone using a browser, you expect it to load correctly. However, there are times when websites do not load properly and sometimes they do not load at all. This can be the case for a number of reasons, ranging from your own internet issues, website hosting issues, a bug in the website code, etc.

Basically, there are a lot of reasons a website won’t load properly on your mobile device, but assuming you’ve already deduced that it’s not your internet or website’s problem, there are strong chances that it is due to your phone.

Before rushing to get a replacement or format it, you can first try clearing cookies and site data from your browser. It’s faster and “safer” than wiping your phone down and trying again.

Clear cookies and site data


  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap Safari
  3. Tap Clear website history and data
  4. Tap Clear history and data to confirm

Alternatively, if you just want to delete cookies while retaining your browsing history:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap Safari
  3. Scroll down and tap Advanced
  4. Tap website data
  5. Tap Delete all website data


If you happen to be using Google Chrome instead of Safari, the method of clearing cookies and site data is slightly different.

  1. Launch Chrome
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the lower right corner of the app
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap on Privacy
  5. Tap Clear browsing data
  6. Tap the data you want to erase to mark it with a check mark
  7. Tap Clear browsing data at the bottom
  8. Press Clear browsing data again to confirm

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