Hello readers! Today we are here with an interesting article for you. We will be discussing how to clear the browser history on your Android phone. We have discussed the complete methods to clear the browser history on the most popular browsers in Android in this article.
Browsing history is the data that is stored in the memory which is related to the websites you visit, cookies and cached data. Anyone will be able to view the website you have browsed by going to the browsing history of the respective browser. Browsing history can be beneficial if you forgot the name of the site you visited in the past. It can also be scary in most of the cases. As anyone can access your browsing history, your privacy may also be at risk. Suppose you have logged in to a site with your payment information. Anyone can access your device and go into the website and does not need to re-login as the cookies are already stored and he/she will be able to do the transaction using the saved payment methods. Also, if you have browsed through other sites, he/she will be able to know what you browse on the internet.
The method on how to clear the browsing history of the popular Android browsers
Stock browser is one of the most used browsers in Android. As it comes pre-installed in the devices, most of the users prefer to use this without installing any of the third party browsers.
Here are the steps on how to clear the browser history in Stock Browser.
At first, open the stock browser.
Click on the three dots present on the upper-right side of the screen.
Tap on settings.
Go to Privacy.
Finally, click on delete personal data and clear the history.
Google chrome is one of the most liked browsers by many users and it comes preinstalled in the Android devices which have preinstalled google services. Also, it is regarded as one of the browsers having a good user interface.
Here is a list of the steps to be followed for clearing the browser history of Google Chrome.
At first, launch/ open the Google Chrome Browser.
Click on the three dots present on the upper right corner of the screen.
Click on history from the given options.
Click on the blue text saying “Clear Browsing Data”
There are two options: Basic and Advanced.
Select the desired tab: either basic or advanced and select the time range.
Click the things you want to clear by clicking on the check-box.
Finally, tap on clear data and you are done.
Firefox is another popular browser available for Android. It is not installed by default on the Android device. However, many users install the third-party browser packed with various features.
Here is the step by step instructions on how to clear Mozilla Firefox Browser history on an Android phone.
At first, launch/ open Mozilla Firefox browser on your Android phone.
Tap on the menu button present on the upper-right corner of the screen.
Click on settings from the listed options in the menu.
Now, click on privacy which will open the options to manage the browser’s privacy.
Click on “Clear Private Data” which will open a list of options with the checkbox.
Select the elements to clear in the browser’s history and finally click on clear data.
Finally, you are done.