How to Clear Your Android Browser History

How To Clear Android Browsing History

Clearing your Android browser history is very similar to clearing your cache, but just happens in a different place on your device. Thankfully, even though the process is similar, it’s even easier to clear your browser history than your cache or cache partition. Since these two browsers are the most popular, let me show you how it’s done with Chrome and Firefox.

 
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How to Clear Firefox Browsing History

Let’s start with Firefox since it’s my browser of choice, and one of the easiest to use.

  1. Open Your Browser

    From your home screen or app drawer, open Firefox.

    Firefox Clear Android Browsing History

  2. Open Your Browser Menu

    On any page of your browser, even while actively browsing and searching the web, tap the three vertical squares in the upper right corner.

    Firefox Menu Clear Android Browsing History

  3. Go to Your Settings

    Go down the list until you find Settings, and then tap it.

    Firefox Settings Clear Android Browsing History

  4. Go to Privacy

    From Settings, open Privacy with a single tap.

    Privacy Clear Android Browsing History

  5. Clear Now

    Don’t worry, tapping Clear now doesn’t delete everything.

    Firefox Clear Now Clear Android Browsing History

    Instead, it shows you a menu where you pick what your Android browser clears.

    Firefox Clear Menu Clear Android Browsing History

    On this menu, everything that has a checkmark will be clear. Everything without a check mark stays where it is. Tap any of the checkmarks to remove them, and any boxes to add a checkmark.

    Firefox Clear Data Clear Android Browsing History

    When you’re done, tap the Clear data button to finish.

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How to Clear Chrome Browsing History

Chrome is easier to clear than Firefox, and has more options to clear your data within specific chunks of time.

  1. Open Chrome

    Open Chrome from your home screen or app drawer; my Chrome is locked away in the drawer since I don’t use it very often.

    Chrome Clear Android Browsing History

  2. Open a New Chrome Menu

    Just like in Firefox, tap the three vertical squares in the right-hand corner.

    Chrome Open Menu Clear Android Browsing History

  3. Open History

    Unlike Firefox, Chrome has its History section available. Tap it and launch a new menu; this will take you away from your current page.

    Chrome History Clear Android Browsing History

  4. Clear Browsing Data

    Tap the button at the bottom of the page that says “CLEAR BROWSING DATA…,” since I rarely use Chrome my history is pretty bare as it is.

    Chrome Browsing Data Clear Android Browsing History

  5. Customize What Clears

    From here, select the point you want to clear from, and then what you want to clear.

    Chrome Browsing Menu Clear Android Browsing History

    The times range from the short term side of the past hour to the log term of since the dawn of the universe and then some.

    Chrome Browsing Time Clear Android Browsing History

    Anything with a checkmark is clear, and anything with an empty box is left alone. Tap boxes or checkmarks to switch between the two.

    Chrome Clear Data Clear Android Browsing History

    When you’re satisfied, tap the CLEAR DATA button to clear your Android browser history.

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Conclusion

Clearing your Android browser history barely takes a minute, and is an easy way to troubleshoot your browser. If you’re using a browser other than Firefox or Chrome, the steps are more or less the same across all major browsers.

If you have any other questions, please ask them in the comments below, and we’ll gladly assist you!

 





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