During any browsing session, every page that we visit is being saved to our browser’s history. Along with that, cookies, auto-fill data, cached and downloaded files are being stored as well. But what happens when one wants to erase all this stuff?
The process is a piece of cake; regardless which browser you use. In this tutorial, we will be covering Chrome and Firefox for desktop and mobile, as well as Microsoft’s Edge and Samsung’s Android browser.
Let’s kick things off with the most commonly used web browser worldwide, Google Chrome; first the desktop version and then the Android one.
Desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux)
To enter the browsing history menu, click on the Customization button, located on the top right-hand corner, then click History. Alternatively, press Ctrl+H on your keyboard.
Select “Clear browsing data”.
Select the browsing items you wish to erase; such as browsing history, download history, passwords etc. You can also specify the starting-point, time-wise. Specific website-visits can be erased by right-clicking>Delete on the respective item.
When ready, click on the blue “Clear browsing data” button. Do not close Chrome while it is clearing the data.
Mobile (Android and iOS)
Similarly, follow History>Clear Browsing Data>select the items you wish to erase>Clear Data.
The process is quite similar on Firefox as well.
Click the menu button located in the top right-hand corner. Then go to History>Clear Recent History. Much like Chrome, you can use Ctrl+H to view the browsing history list.
Chose the items you wish to erase and the time frame. Then hit clear now.
Mobile (Android and iOS)
In a similar way, follow Settings>Clear private data>Select the items you wish to erase>Clear data.
Alongside Windows 10, Microsoft released Edge, a decent replacement of the horrible Internet Explorer.
To erase your browsing history on Edge, click the menu button located in the top right-hand corner, select the history button and then the “Clear all history”. Chose the kind of data you wish to erase and then hit Clear.
Samsung’s mobile browser
For Galaxy S-line owners who use Samsung’s stock browser, erasing browsing data is almost identical to Chrome and Firefox.
Hit the menu button in the top right-hand corner, then follow Settings>Privacy>Delete Personal Data>Check the items you wish to delete>Delete.
If you encounter any problems while trying out any of the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.