From clearing space on your phone to keeping your Christmas present search secret, there are many reasons to want to clear your browser’s history. Chrome gives you the option to choose between deleting individual items, or all items within certain time periods – even on your phone!
On any webpage, tap on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen to open the Chrome options.
“History” is the fifth option in the list. Tap it to view your entire browser history.
On the History page, you can delete individual entries by tapping their respective “X” icons on the right-hand side of the screen. If you want to delete items in bulk, you’ll need to tap “Clear browsing data…” at the top instead.
In the “Clear browsing data” page, you’ll have the option to delete “Browsing history”, “Cookies and site data” and “Cached files”. You only need to have “Browsing history” selected to delete your history but selecting the other options will be more thorough and get rid of some additional site-specific info, such as active log-ins.
Finally, before you tap “Clear data”, make sure to select the time period that you want the deletion to cover. By default, Chrome selects the last 24 hours. Tap the down arrow next to the time period to open the dropdown box, then select how much of your history you want to delete.
Once you’ve selected wat types of data to delete and what time period the deletion should cover, tap “Clear data” in the bottom right corner to delete your internet history.
This cannot be undone, so be sure there isn’t anything you want to go back to later before you delete your history!
Tip: Deleting your browser history doesn’t close any open tabs. Remember to close your tabs manually before you delete the history.