How to Clear Browsing History on Android


As we explore the internet, the data of web pages you visit and the queries you search get stored for our future reference. This includessearch history, cookies, cached files, site data, etc. Though your browsing history helps you to reload visited sites faster and access unsaved web pages easily, it’s advised to clear them frequently so as to prevent them from occupying your phone’s storage unnecessarily and reduce the vulnerability of your privacy. This article guides you to clear your browsing history on your Android device.

How to Clear Browsing History on Android

There are different ways to clear your browsing history on your android device. Assuming that you use a Google account and the Chrome browser tosurfthe internet, we have listed two major and simplest ways to clear your browsing history. One is through the Chrome browser itself and another is through the Google app.

Clear Browsing History Using Chrome Browser

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your phone.
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  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner to access the side menu.
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  3. Select History from Chrome’s side history

  4. Now you will be seeing your browsing history. Click on Clear browsing data at the top.clear browsing history

  5. Choose a Time range to which you want to clear your browsing data and then check all three options i.e. Browsing history, Cookies and site data, Cached images and files and then click on Clear data.clear browsing data

  6. A popup may appear to clear data of some specific sites. You can check or uncheck them according to your need and then finally click on Clear.clear history

Clear Browsing History Using Google App

  1. Open the Google app on your phone.

  2. Tap on your Google account profile at the top right corner of the account

  3. Click on the Search History option at the bottom.browsing history

  4. Now click on Delete and choose a time range to which you want to clear your search history.delete search history

  5. Finally, click on Delete and you are done. The browsing history of your google account will be deleted up to the time range you’ve selected.delete

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Abhishek Mahato

Exploring the realm of the internet is one of the leisure pursuits of Abhishek. He's is fond of gadgets & games, and likes to put his learnings into useful tech articles for you.