How to clean the content of UIWebView without loading an empty page?

I need to clean the content of UIWebView(in order to reuse it), but I have some authentication handling code in its delegate methods, so I do not want to load an empty page like about:blank to clean it, as it will trigger my authentication handling code. So is there a way for doing this?
(also, by reusing it, I need to put a spinner on top of the web view, and when it loads another page, I don’t want the user see the previous loaded page content, so that’s why I need to clean it)


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  • 4 Solutions Collect From Internet About “How to clean the content of UIWebView without loading an empty page?”

    You can just use this line of code :

    [webView loadRequest:[NSURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"about:blank"]]];

    Hope this is what you want.

    this did the trick for me:

     [webView stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString:@";document.close()"];

    Try this out. This worked for me

    [self.webView stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString:@"document.body.innerHTML = \"\";"];

    If your only problem is that the spinner disappears when you load a blank page, you can use this code in webViewDidFinishLoad:

    – (void)webViewDidFinishLoad:(UIWebView *)currentWebView {
        if (![currentWebView.request.URL.description isEqualToString: @"about:blank"]) {
            self.mySpinner.hidden = YES;

    …then the spinner will go on until your webview is actually done loading.