How to Clear History from Android Phones

If we are to name one thing that became the prime factor in the success of smart phones, it will undoubtedly be their ability to connect the user with the internet on the go. Not only smart phones have made connectivity easier they have also aided the users a great deal in surfing the internet and browsing their favorite websites wherever they are. If however, you share an android phone or are simply conscious of someone going through your browsing history you will need to clear your browsing data every now and then.

To help you achieve this goal, the following article takes you through a detailed, step by step guide on removing browsing history from various different web browsers. Just follow the steps for whichever browser you use and you’ll be good to go.

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Clearing Browsing History from Google Chrome for Android

If you use Mozilla Firefox on your android device to cater for all your browsing needs and need to remove its browsing history, follow these steps:

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox on your android device and open up the menu by tapping the button with three dots on it located at the top right of the screen.

2. Go to “Privacy and Security” from the next menu that appears and select “Clear Private Data”. Another menu will open up with options related to data clearance. Select the ones that fit your needs and tap “Clear Data”.

3. Locate the button marked “Clear Browsing Data” and tap it.

4. A pop-up menu will appear with options of the items that you can choose to delete or keep. Check the boxes against the desired items and tap “Clear”. If however, you have changed your mind tap “Cancel” and you can safely go back.

5. Another pop-up menu will appear notifying you that the history clearance process is underway.

Clearing Browsing History from Mozilla Firefox for Android

To clear browsing history from Opera on your android device, proceed as directed below:

1. Launch Opera browser on your Android device. Tap the O shaped button with a downwards arrow right next to it. From the drop down menu that opens, select “Settings” and go to “Privacy”. A menu will appear with different options related to clearing browsing data. Select all or some one by one, based on your requirement.

2. A screen will appear. Navigate to “Advanced” and select “Privacy”.

Clearing Browsing History from Opera for Android

Clearing browsing history from Chrome for Android is pretty straightforward. Simply follow the steps stated below:

1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on your android device and tap the button at the top right corner of the screen with three dots on it. From the drop down menu, select “History”.

Clearing Browsing History from Dolphin for Android

Clearing browsing history from Chrome for Android is pretty straightforward. Simply follow the steps stated below:

1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on your android device and tap the button at the top right corner of the screen with three dots on it. From the drop down menu, select “History”.

2. From the pop-up menu that appears, select the type of data that you want to remove and proceed by hitting the “Exit” button. If you plan on doing that often, simply select the “Do not ask me again” option as well before pressing exit. It will automatically remember your choice for future reference.

Clearing Stock Browser History on Android

People with android phones having android 4.0 or former will have the in-built stock browser labelled as internet. To clear history from this stock browser, follow these directions:

1. Go to the menu of your stock browser and from the drop down menu that opens, select “Settings”. Then go to “Privacy Settings” from the screen that follows to open up the history clearance options.

2. As per your need, select one or all of the provided options one by one to clear browsing data from your stock browser on your android device.

Clearing Search History on Android

To clear search history, launch the google search widget and proceed as directed below:

1. Tap the button marked with three lines in the top left corner of the screen right behind the Google logo.

2. From the slider menu that opens, select “Settings”. A screen will open up with many different options on it. Go to “Accounts and Privacy”.

3. Go to “”Google Account History” from the screen that follows and then select “Web & App Activity” from the following screen.

4. Another screen will open up. Go to the bottom of the screen to locate “Manage Activity” button and click on it.

5. Tap the gear shaped icon at the bottom right of the screen. It will open up a menu named as “History”. Select “Remove items”.

6. Select the items that you want to keep based on the time period in which they were served. To delete all of your search history simple select “from the beginning on time” and tap the “Remove” button.

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