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JoslinsROCK!!! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am confused about HOW LONG iPad safari stores history.. I am well versed on how to delete it.. Unlike others, I do NOT want it to go away.

At least not as fast as it does. I can check history, and sometimes it has 2-3 days back, sometimes more.

It brings up issues in my life when I have to explain why I may have deleted history.. I have no reason to delete history, and would prefer say 30 days worth..

Any explanations or ideas?

Ipad, Other OS, Ipad
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,950 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    There does not seem to be a way to control history deletions...your control is all or nothing. I am not sure what you are saying about deletion timing. My iPad Safari has history stored from the first time I used Safari.

    Are you sure it is deleting, or do you have so much storage in use it is forcibly making room?
  • truimagz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    JoslinsROCK!!! wrote:
    It brings up issues in my life when I have to explain why I may have deleted history..


    Like the wife asking wth you were looking at? Just explain you are not looking at bad stuff and let her use it.

    Once she notices the same thing she will relax alot.
  • JoslinsROCK!!! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine seems to be random. I constantly have several GB left after synching.. Some days it show last three days, sometimes a week or ten days..
  • stockboy11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    iPad safari history is randomly clearing out or deleting itself. Sometimes there is a week of history, and sometimes it just vanishes the next time you use it. Aggravating. There is NO setting I can find to control it to keep browser history LONGER THAN ONE WEEK. I want to keep history as long as possible for reference and memory recall. I would also like the option to delete individual entries or even complete days if needed (especially after letting others use it). Apple ***** at software customization. This is basic browser user controls IMHO. Support is worthless too. THIS PROBLEM IS STILL UNANSWERED I like Apple hardware but their software is seriously lacking basic user control, and support is too hard to resolve problems. Steve Jobs only seems to care about gross margins of hardware & app/ad revenue, not the logic and quality of every user's daily software experience. Sad.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,715 points)
    So use a different browser. There are lots in the app store.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,510 points)
    Since Apple has no idea of what they are doing, I suggest you sell your iPad and use something that better suits your needs.
  • stockboy11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    @Meg St_Clair and the person who posted right after her -- I do use other browsers too. This doesn't excuse the poor feature quality and reliability of Apple's own basic software. We are talking about a browser on the iPad. It should be continually improved and somewhat customizable, but Apple and many of their blind fans think the answer is to go somewhere else. Sad response to a valid and even minor complaint. I mean, every other browser on a PC or Mac has this ability. I want better and reasonable control over the friggin browser history of an expensive product that I already paid for. Is that really too much to ask of an iPad?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,715 points)
    I like Safari. It works well for me. The iPad is not a Mac or PC. Expecting it to be will just leave you frustrated. Suggestions that you get the tool that best meets your needs are hardly a "sad response", merely sound advice.

    Ranting here will accomplish nothing. Submit your feedback to Apple:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback
  • stockboy11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Chris CA -- Is that your standard answer to all complaints? Please explain to me exactly what is wrong with wanting this universally standard browser feature on an iPad too? My iPhone doesn't have this problem of vanishing browser history? Do you think Apple is above accountability and reasonable usability improvement?
  • stockboy11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Meg, glad you like safari, but that isn't the point of this discussion. Are you saying that you wouldn't like the ability to control browser history more on YOUR iPad? Are YOU seeing your history just vanish like I and many others are experiencing?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,715 points)
    Safari, as it is, meets my needs. I rarely have any reason to look at my browser history so I couldn't tell you whether things get deleted or not. However, you're right, that's not the point. The point is, you have an opinion. But it's only an opinion. There is a venue for expressing that opinion to Apple. Complaining to your fellow users, while cathartic, is probably not terribly useful at effecting change.
  • stockboy11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Meg, I have already submitted my feedback to Apple. I only got the standard "we appreciate your feedback" reply. Nothing has ever been addressed specifically or fixed. That is what has me on this forum. I want other iPad owners to see this issue and know they are not alone. Maybe someone will share a fix THEY discovered. Either way, many people want a longer, editable and more reliable browser history on their iPad. Is this really too much to ask for at these prices? I want reasonable reliability and easier support to fix bugs in key apps like Apple's Safari browser. This is probably the most frequently used app on all iPads worldwide!! Is it your job to post here and minimize all valid complaints? Are you compensated by Apple in any way?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (43,715 points)
    Apple doesn't respond directly to feedback, a point which is made quite explicit on the submission page.

    I have never, in any way attempted to minimize your complaint. I have simply pointed out the that your opinion is not universal, that this forum is not the way to get your complaints heard by the only people who can make changes and that you have other options.

    You can recognize the Hosts, the paid Apple employees who monitor the forum for compliance with the TOU by their purple apple avatars. Other Apple employees who volunteer their time here are identified by silver apple avatars.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,510 points)
    Please explain to me exactly what is wrong with wanting this universally standard browser feature on an iPad too?

    Nothing. Send feedback.
    My response was not about that. It was about the rest of your post.
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