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[2022 Updated] How to Clear Browser History on Any Device?

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Megan Evans

Updated: Jun 13, 2022 07:21 pm

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Every user has to use a web browser in order to explore the internet. When a user searches for anything on the browser or visits a website through the web browser, the browser saves the browsing history. In fact, every browser caches web page data so that the web page loads faster when the user visits the same web page again.

For personal and security reasons, you may want to delete the browser history, and hence, you need to know how to clear browsing history. We will illustrate how you can clear browsing history on different web browsers on different devices. We will also state how you can check deleted web browsing history.

How to Clear Browsing History on Android Phone?

On Android phone, Google Chrome is the default web browsing app. However, there are many users who install Mozilla Firefox app for web browsing. Here are the steps on how to clear browsing history on Android phone depending on the web browser you use on your device.

1. Google Chrome

Here are the steps to clear Chrome browsing history on your Android phone.

Step 1: On your Android phone, launch Chrome app.

Step 2: Tap on three-dot icon at the top-right corner.

Step 3: Tap on Settings from the menu.

android phone chrome app settings

Step 4: Go to Privacy and Security and tap on Clear Browsing data option.

android chrome clear browsing data

Step 5: You have to select a time range based on how much browsing data you want to delete such as last hour or all time.

Step 6: Select the type of browsing data you want to clear such as browser history only or cookies and cache files as well. You can also check the Advanced tab to delete advanced browsing history and data.

android chrome browsing data advanced

Step 7: Finally, tap on Clear Data button.

2. Mozilla Firefox

Here are the steps to clear Firefox browsing history on your Android phone.  

Step 1: Open Firefox app and tap on three-dot icon at the top-right corner.

Step 2: Tap on Settings option from the menu.

Step 3: Tap on Clear Private Data option.

android firefox browsing data

Step 4: Select the data type that you want to delete such as browsing history, cookies, cached files and likewise.

Step 5: Finally, tap on Clear Data option.

android firefox clear data

How to Clear Browsing History on iPhone?

On iPhone, Safari is the default web browsing app. Even though most iPhone users prefer Safari, there are some who use Google Chrome web browser app instead of Safari. Here are the steps on how to clear browsing history on iPhone as per the web browser you use.

1. Safari

Here are the steps to clear browsing history if you use Safari browser app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to Safari option from Settings menu.

Step 3: Tap on Clear History and Website Data option.

iphone settings safari clear history

2. Google Chrome

Here are the steps to clear browsing history if you use Chrome browser app on your iPhone.

Step 1: On your iPhone, open Chrome app.

Step 2: Tap on three-dot icon or More option located at the bottom.

Step 3: Tap on History option from the menu.

iphone chrome history

Step 4: Select the time range up to which you want to clear browsing data.

Step 5: Select the data that you want to delete and it should select Browsing History option.

Step 6: Finally, click on Clear Browsing Data option.

chrome ios browsing data

You may get a confirmation message where you have to click on Clear Browsing Data option again.

Bonus: How to Check Deleted Browsing History?

If you have given a smartphone to your kid and you want to monitor his browser activities, you may have to check his deleted browsing history. Kids are smart these days and they delete browsing history so that their parents cannot check if they have accessed anything that they are not supposed to be.

Similarly, you may want to check the deleted browsing history that you might have deleted by mistake. You will need a third-party monitoring app install on the person's device whose deleted browsing history you want to check. We recommend KidsGuard Pro for Android or KidsGuard Pro for iOS browser history viewer to check deleted browsing history.

kidsguard pro

Check Deleted Browsing History in 3 Steps

Here are the steps to check on deleted browsing using KidsGuard Pro for Android app.

Step 1. Click the "Monitor Now" button to create an account with your valid email address for KidsGuard Pro for Android. choose a suitable plan to access all the features of the app.

Monitor NowView Demo

Step 2. After the registration, you need to get access to the target person's Android smartphone. Open www.clevguard.net from this web browser and download KidsGuard Pro for Android app. Install the app and launch it to set it up by following the onscreen instruction.

setup app

Step 3. On your device, open KidsGuard web portal. Log into your account. Go to Dashboard > Browser History, and you will find the existing as well as the deleted browser history of the target device where you deployed the app.

kidsguard pro browser history

NOTE:

Here we mainly introduce the details of KidsGuard Pro for Android as an example. If your target person is an iPhone user, you can click the below button to know more about KidsGuard Pro for iOS

Monitor Now View Demo

Can You Expect More from KidsGuard Pro?

Apart from checking deleted browser history, here are all the parameters you can monitor remotely with KidsGuard Pro.

Track Location: You can track the target person's live location on the map, check complete location history as well as set Geofence to get instant alerts.

Check Social Media: You can monitor the target person's social media activities across all popular social media apps. This includes checking chats, media files shared, app usage, and much more.

Read Text Messages: You get to check the text messages sent and received on the target device as well as the deleted text messages.

View Call History: You can also review the call logs on the target device starting from caller name and number to call type, duration, and timestamps.

Remote Control: KidsGuard Pro for Android allows you to control the target device remotely from your device. You can take live screenshots, record calls, record screen, as well as take photo with the target phone's camera.

Listen to Phone Surroundings: With KidsGuard Pro for Android, you can also listen to the phone surrounding of the target phone, and know what the target person is doing.

View Phone Files: Last but not least, you get to check all the files on the target phones starting from photos and videos to documents, calendar, and much more.

How to Clear Browsing History on Mac?

Most Mac users use Safari web browser as it is the default web browser. Here are the steps on how to clear browser history on Mac.

Step 1: Open Safari app on your Mac.

Step 2: Go to History menu option and click on Clear History option.

clear mac history

Step 3: A pop-up message will appear and you have to select the time frame up to which you want to clear the browsing history.

mac clear history

Step 4: Finally, click on Clear History button.

How to Clear Browsing History on Windows?

For Windows users, Microsoft Edge is the default web browser. However, there are many Windows users who prefer Google Chrome over Edge. Here are the steps on how to clear browser history Chrome as well as Edge.

1. For Edge Users

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge browser. Tap on three-dot icon at the top-right corner.

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, click on Settings option.

edge settings

Step 3: Click on Privacy, Search and Services option from the left menu.

Step 4: Go to Clear Browsing Data, click on Choose What To Clear button.

edge choose what to do

Step 5: Select the data that you want to clear and click on Clear Now button.

edge clear now

2. For Chrome users

Step 1: Open Chrome on your computer and click on three-dot icon.

Step 2: Click on Settings from the drop-down menu.

chrome settings

Step 3: Go to Privacy and Security option from the left and click on Clear Browsing Data option.

chrome clear browsing data

Step 4: Select the data to delete and click on Clear Data button.

chrome clear data

Conclusion

We have illustrated how to clear browser history on your Android smartphone and iPhone. Starting from Chrome browser to Safari browser, all the steps are there for you to delete your browsing history and maintain your privacy. We have also stated how to clear browsing data on your computer. Besides, you can use KidsGuard Pro for Android and KidsGuard Pro for iOS if you want to check deleted browsing data.


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By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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