Have you noticed often times when you visit a web page you’ve been before with your browser; most times when you’re entering the name of the web page on your browser address bar, the browser completes the web URL.
Have you ever wondered why? That’s because all browser saves the browser history of its use for future references. More so, browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and a few others go the extra mile of saving your user login of those pages you permit to save when requested.
That been said, you can clear and erase history gathered by your browser permanently from your device; smartphone, and PC. However, you will need to clear your browser’s history only if you won’t be referencing it in the future.
In the event you don’t want your browsers to keep tabs of the web pages and sites you have visited over the past days and months you might need to use private browsing more or use browsers like that don’t allow saving histories like an epic browser.
Google Chrome for Desktop – How to Clear Browser History on Desktop Google Chrome Browser
You can clear your browser history in all the desktop devices you use; windows, Mac, and Linux. Erasing your history comes with erasing even saved login details. This simply means that you will need to key in your account login details afresh of the site you last visited before you access the site.
To clear your browser history on a personal computer, follow the below instructions;
- On your browser.
- Tap on the browser menu (three dot-like ribbons).
- Select “More Tools”.
- Navigate to the “Clear Browser History” session.
- Hit on the clear data button.
Alternatively, you can navigate to the browser’s clear history page by using the key shortcuts.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete
Note that you can keep your browser from keeping track of your browser history through the browser settings; including download history, cookies, browser cache, private data file, cached images and files, password and other sign-in data, auto-fill form data, site settings, hosted App data and lots more other personal and site history.
Clear Browser History on Google Chrome on Android or iOS Devices
Quickly the clear history on Android and iOS device; iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other iOS device is pretty easy and simple;
- On your browser.
- Click the menu.
- Go to the settings.
- Navigate to privacy.
- On the Browser history.
- Check the data you want clearing and leave the ones you don’t want clearing unchecked.
- Tap clear Browser data.
Though on a device like Android you will be given the opportunity to choose what data to clear and at which time in point. However, on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, you will be required to clear everything without an option to choose what to clear and from when to clear. The Google chrome data on the iPhone and iPad and in all other iOS devices is cleared completely the moment you press the clear browser history button.
How to Clear Safari Browser History on iOS Devices; iPhone & iPad
The data history wipe on the safari browser is more like an easy roll. Given the fact that the Safari browser was developed mainly for iOS users (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) in mind. Making it a personal browser or default browser for all iOS users.
- Go to the App setting (browser setting).
- Then select a safari.
- Open the clear history page.
- Navigate to website data.
- Click on the clear history and data to wipe your browser history; browser data, cookies, image and data cache, download history, site login details and sign in, site data, and lot more.
Clear Browser History on Mozilla Firefox Desktop
Easily wipe your data history and site history from your browser when using Firefox to access or surf the internet
- Tap on the menu button.
- Navigate to History.
- Tap on the Clear data button.
Note that you can navigate the Firefox browser history page by using the following shortcuts for windows and MacOs press Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open this tool on Windows or press Command+Shift+Delete on a Mac.
More like data clearable on Firefox are private data, cookies, browser cache, offline website data, and website-specific preferences, download history, site sign-in settings, site page settings, images, and file caches, etc.
Clear your Microsoft Edge Browser History Desktop
Wiping your data history or browser caches comes with freeing your storage space and increasing the speed at which your browser loads tabs and other internet benefits and accessibility challenges solved when you clear your browser data.
- Tap the menu.
- Check the clear button.
- Hit the clear data button.
Wipe Browser History – Safari on a Mac
- Tap on the browser Manu.
- Navigate to history.
- Select the data you want clear.
- Choose from what time to clear.
- Hit the clear browser history button.
Wipe browser History – Internet Explorer
To wipe your internet explorer browser history you will need to use the following shortcuts to open the history clear page Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
- On your browser.
- Tap the menu button.
- Navigate to safety.
- Clear browser history.
Clear Browser History on other Browser – Opera – Ucweb – Netscape – Epic Browser
If the browser you use isn’t mentioned here you can always clear your browser history when you are able to locate the history page on the browser. Most browsers if not all have their clear history page on their settings and tools.