If you are unable to clear your browsing history on iPhone due to “Clear History and Website Data” option being is grayed-out. You will find below the steps to fix this problem.
Safari Clear History & Website Data Grayed Out on iPhone
I spent over 2 hrs. last night trying to delete my browser history in safari, how can I delete it?? The clear history option in settings is grayed out and will not function, anyone? Help? – David126 on Macrumours
The frustration as expressed by this user is understandable considering the fact that the solution to this issue lies in the most unlikely place.
Who would assume, guess or imagine that blocking Adult Content or blocking certain websites on iPhone could make the option to “Delete Website History and Data” inaccessible on your device.
Enable Clear History & Website Data Option on iPhone
If you are unable to clear browsing history on iPhone due to “Clear History & Website Data” option being grayed out, it is most likely that the Screen Time feature on your device is set to block Adult Content or certain websites.
Hence, all that is required to enable the option to Clear History and Website data on your iPhone is to remove the restrictions placed on Adult Content or certain websites on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Screen Time > scroll down and select Content & Privacy Restrictions.
On the next screen, select Content Restrictions.
On Content Restrictions screen, scroll down and tap on Web Content.
On the next screen, select Unrestricted Access option.
After this, go to Settings > Safari > scroll down to “Privacy & Security” section and you will find “Clear History and Website Data” option enabled back on your device.
Now, you easily clear your browsing history on iPhone by tapping on this option. After clearing browsing history, you can go back and enable the restrictions on Adult Content and block websites on your device (as it was before).