How to clear website data on Apple Watch

Apple Watch doesn’t have its own Safari browser, but limited WebKit engine integration in watchOS lets you open website links embedded in messages and email. Over time, website data may accumulate, and you should clear it to keep things snappy on your Apple Watch.

Web browsing on Apple Watch

How to clear website history, data, and cookies on Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app and choose General.
  2. Scroll down and tap Website Data.
  3. Tap Clear Website Data and confirm the operation by tapping Clear Data.
Clear website data from Apple Watch Settings

Clearing the website data and caches will remove the following:

  • Website cookies
  • Saved passwords and other credentials
  • Other browsing data

However, it won’t affect your AutoFill information.

Clearing website data on the watch cannot be accomplished in the companion Watch app on iPhone. Instead, you’ll need to do that through the watch itself, as shown above.

WebKit on your wrist

Apple Watch optimizes webpages for the small display, providing basic navigation functions such as following links, switching between normal and Reader view, and more.

As you access web content via your wrist, the watch caches website data and cookies on its storage. Should you experience any hiccups whilst viewing web content in Messages or Mail, or just want to clean up Apple Watch storage, consider clearing saved website data.

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