How To Delete Top Hits In Safari For iPhone & Mac?

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If you are trying to get rid of the top hit search in the safari on your iPhone or Mac, then in this post I am going to tell you how you can do this.

How To Delete Top Hits In Safari For iPhone & Mac?

What Is “Top Hits” In Safari?

“Top Hits” is a feature in the safari which preloads top-hit websites based on your previous search whenever you type anything on the Safari bar.

In the below image you can see the example of Top Hits.

But many times this feature can annoy you, and if you are one who wants to disable the Top Hits suggestions in the safari browser then below I am going to explain how to do this.


How to Get Rid of Top Hit in Safari On iPhone & iPad?

  • Open your device settings.
  • Tap Safari.
  • Tap Clear History and Website Data.
  • Confirm to Clear History and Website Data
  • After that come back to Safari Settings. 
  • Toggle off Preload Top Hits.

How to Get Rid of Top Hit in Safari On Mac?

  • Open Safari App on your Macbook.
  • Go to History from the top menu.
  • Tap Clear history from the given options under the History.
  • Choose the time range of history to delete.
  • After that tap Clear History.
  • Then go to the Safari option from the top menu.
  • Tap Preference.
  • Tap the Search tab.
  • Untick Preload Top Hits in the background.

What To Do If “Top Hit Search” Is Not Deleting From History on iPhone Or iPad?

Troubleshoot 1:

  • Go to your device settings.
  • Tap your profile image.
  • Tap iCloud
  • If Safari is on under the iCloud then turn it off.

Troubleshoot 3:

  • Go to your device settings.
  • Tap your profile image.
  • Tap iCloud.
  • If Safari is off under iCloud then turn it on.
  • Then tap Merge.
  • Then toggle off Safari again.
  • Tap delete safari.
  • You are done.

FAQS | Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Possible To Remove Specific Top Hits In Safari’s Address Bar?

No, it’s not possible to remove any specific Top Hits in the safari’s address bar. You can disable Preload Top Hits, or clear the history, but it’s not possible to delete Specific Top Hits In Safari.

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Rahul Choudhary

A Digital Marketer by profession and a passionate traveller. Technology has been always my first interest, so I consistently look for new updates in tech to explore, and also has expertise in WordPress.