Can anyone tell me how to erase, clear, delete (permanently, not just hide) history on Spotlight Search in iPad without jailbreaking it?? (Not that I would even know how to do that...) Yes. I read the iPad user guide end to end. Even when you go to settings to clear cache, data and cookies, and even when you delete and then empty trash on emails, including off the main email inbox on gmail web pages, the thread and ghost of the record of it all still shows up on every Spotlight Search. You cannot open a deleted email message that appears in Spotlight results, but you can see who it's to, who it's from, and the date, the subject, and the first few words of it. You click but cannot go to a website url that appears in Spotlight search after you have cleared history, but you can see what it was. Ev. BAD - Apple techs said the only way to clear everything from Spotlight search is to reset entire system to factory settings out of the box, which of course also deletes everything that's on iPad - all apps, data, notes, photos, etc. etc. There has to be a way to clear this. It's the one BIG flaw in the device that I have found so far -- why isn't everyone complaining about this??? The Spotlight search results screen just becomes a giant glob of useless clutter since it contains all the stuff you've deleted because you don't want it anymore, but when you search for stuff you DO want and kept, it shows all the old items are still there like leftover food in the fridge that you do not intend to eat. Eventually it gets overwritten I suppose but sheesh how long does that take???