How To Clear Your History In Any Browser

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How To Clear Your History In Any Browser

Ever been in the situation when your dad is using your device and you have got something fishy in your Browsing history? Come on, we all have been through this situation. If not yet, then here is the article that will brush you up with the shortcut ideas on “How To Clear Your History In Any Browser”

Browsing history is the list of every website that you have visited on your device. Well, this browsing history is not only used for tracking down the person’s crime. It is also used by the web browser’s algorithm to suggest to you the articles that you like reading and usually search for. But, as we know everyone has a secret and it is better to keep the secret safe (I hope you know what I mean). So, it is always suggested to keep your history clean.

It is truly said that your phone carries more information than your head. And this information includes your search behavior that reflects your mentality. So, it is better to keep the browsing history clean. 

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome

Google chrome is one of the most used web browsers all over the globe and why not? It provides the added google security to the user that is considered to be the one amongst the best security in the world. However, if you like to keep your browsing history clean, here are the steps that you need to follow. 

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From Desktop

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From Desktop

If you are using the desktop version of the browser then you can go to the history section from the settings menu and delete it. No need to panic. We will be telling you the step-by-step procedure to do so.

  1. Open the Google Chrome Browser on your laptop.
  2. Now, navigate to the three buttons present on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on these dots and a list will appear in front of you.
  4. Now, from the list of menus that appeared in front, click on “History”.
  5. This open the history window in front of you (Carrying you your darkest secrets)
  6. Well, you can also reach this window by just pressing “Ctrl + H” on your keyboard.
  7. On the left window pane, you will find the option saying “Clear Browsing Data” and click on it.
  8. A window will appear in front of you, you can select the time range from here. For example, if you select “One Hour”, the chrome will erase the history from the last hour.
  9. Next, click on “Clear Data”, this will clear the browsing history from Google Chrome on your desktop.

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From Android

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From Android

Well, if you are here looking for the method to clear the browsing history of Chrome from your android device then follow the procedure given below.

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your android device.
  2. Now, navigate to the three dots on the top right corner of the screen and tap on them.
  3. This will open a list of menus in front of you.
  4. From the list that appeared tap on the option “History”, this opens the history of your browser in front of you.
  5. On the top of the new screen, you will find the option “Clear Browsing Data” and tap on it.
  6. Next, you can select the time range and click on the “Clear Data”.
  7. Your Browsing history is cleared.

Also Read, How To Delete History Automatically in Google

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From iPhone Or iPad

How To Clear Your History in Google Chrome From iPhone Or iPad

To clear the browsing data from your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Google Chrome app on your iOS device.
  2. At the bottom right corner of the screen, you will find the option “More”, tap on it.
  3. From the options that appear in front of you, select “Clear Browsing Data”.
  4. This will display your browsing history. Navigate to the “Clear Browsing Data” and tap on it.
  5. On the top right corner of the screen, you will find the option “Done”. Complete the process by clicking on it.

How To Clear Your History in Safari Web Browser

For Safari users the process to delete the Browsing history is quite easy. Apple provides its user the direct way to access the history page without going to the settings. How?? Let’s find out. 

We know that Safari can be accessed from the MacBook as well as the iPhone or iPads. We have mentioned the procedure to be followed in both the cases below.

How To Clear Your History in Safari From MacBook

How To Clear Your History in Safari From MacBook

If you are a macOS user then Apple provides you a direct way to delete your browsing data and cached files on the platform. You can directly go to the History option and select the data to be deleted. Worry not, this was just an overview, we have explained the detailed procedure below.

  1. Open the Safari browser on your MacBook.
  2. Now, navigate to the top screen of the platform. On the top, you will find a list of options, select History.
  3. It will provide you with a list of menus, from the list select “Clear History”.
  4. This will open another frame inside your browser, you can select the time range from here.
  5. After that click on “Clear History”.
  6. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

How To Clear Your History in Safari From iPhone or iPad

How To Clear Your History in Safari From iPhone or iPad

If we are talking about Safari users then a large proportion of them are found using it on their iPhones or iPads. It is a pre-installed application for Apple users. If you have recently bought your new Apple device and are looking for the “clear browsing data” option on the Safari application then let me tell you you won’t find it there.

Wait!!!

No need to Panic, We know how to do it, and here is the procedure to do it.

  1. Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
  2. Now, scroll down and navigate to Safari and tap on it.
  3. Next, look for the “Clear History and Website Data” on the new screen and tap on it.
  4. A pop-up confirmation message will appear in front of you. Next, click on “Clear History and Data” to confirm.
  5. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

Also Read, How To Clear Selected Items From History In Safari

How To Clear Your History in Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

How To Clear Your History in Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

If you are using Mozilla Firefox on your system then, you must be aware of the complexity it has when it comes to its settings. Well, not for the regular users. But, if you are new to the application on your desktop then here are a few shortcuts that will take you directly to the history settings. You can select the time range from this page and clear all your browsing history with ease.

Windows Users: Use the combination of “Ctrl+Shift+Delete” keys.

Mac Users: Use the combination of the “Command+Shift+Delete” Keys.

  1. Using these combinations of keys will open another window in your browser.
  2. Select the time range from here and click on “OK”.
  3. This will clear the history from your Mozilla browser
  4. You can cross-check it by clicking on the three lines present on the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Now, from the menu that appears on the screen, click on “History”.
  6. If it says no recent activities then your browsing history has been deleted.

You can also go to Library > History > Clear Recent History and then repeat the same steps as mentioned above to delete the history.

How To Clear Your History in Mozilla Firefox Mobile Application

How To Clear Your History in Mozilla Firefox Mobile Application

If you are using the mobile application of Mozilla Firefox then the steps involved are a bit different. But Simple!!! All you have to do is go to the history button and click on it. You do not even have to select the time range.

If you want to delete the full history, you can do it in a single go and you can also select the specific websites to delete from your history. Just follow the steps given below.

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox application on your mobile application.
  2. Now, click on the three dots present on the homepage of the application.
  3. Now, from the list of menus that appear, select “History”.
  4. If you want to delete all of your browsing histories then click on the dustbin option present on the top right corner of the screen.
  5. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

Also Read, How To Clear History In Mozilla Firefox Automatically

How To Clear Your History in Microsoft Edge On Windows

How To Clear Your History in Microsoft Edge On Windows

Microsoft Edge is a direct competitor to Google Chrome. No this is not a statement by me, this is what Edge says. Well, Chrome is way ahead of Edge when it comes to the number of active users. Microsoft has started dealing with various companies to give an edge as the default browser in laptops.

This increased the number of users of the Web browser. But, here comes the twist. We won’t say anything, just read the tweet by Microsoft edge.

“Did it hurt? When you realized Edge does more than just download Chrome?”

Can you feel the pain in the tweet? Well, if you are a dedicated edge user then follow the steps given below to clear your history in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge on your laptop. If you have recently bought the laptop you will find it pinned to your taskbar.
  2. Now, click on the three dots present on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Clicking on this button will open the list of menus in front of you on the screen.
  4. From the list select the option that says “History”.
  5. Now, click on the three horizontal dots present at the top of the options menu.
  6. This will give you two options, “open history page” or “clear browsing data”.
  7. If you want to delete the specific websites you can click on “Open History page” and then select the websites to be deleted.
  8. Or you can directly click on “Clear Browsing Data”.
  9. This will open another window on the platform.
  10. You can select the time range from this window and then click on “Clear Now”.
  11. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

How To Clear Your History in Microsoft Edge In Mobile

How To Clear Your History in Microsoft Edge In Mobile

Yes, you heard it right Microsoft Edge is also available in the android version. If you are using the android version of the application then follow the steps given below to delete the browsing history in the android version of the Microsoft edge application.

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge on your Android device.
  2. On the homepage of the application, navigate to the bottom bar of the screen.
  3. Now, click on the three horizontal dots. 
  4. A pop-up menu will appear in front of you.
  5. Now, click on the Settings option.
  6. This will take you to another screen with several options.
  7. Navigate to “Privacy And Security” and click on it.
  8. On the top of the new screen, you will find the option “Clear Browsing Data” and tap on it.
  9. Next, you can select the time range and click on the “Clear Data”.
  10. Your Browsing history is cleared.

Also Read, How To Clear Browsing Data And Cookies In Microsoft Edge

How To Clear Your History On the Internet Explorer

How To Clear Your History On the Internet Explorer

Well, the world says that it is the slowest browser of all time. But, the world cannot deny the fact that it was the only browser when the internet started. If you are still using the Internet Explorer application and wish to delete your browsing history then let us tell you that it is not as easy as we saw in the other browsers above.

You have to select the history from each day and then delete it. Fret not!! We will tell you how to delete the history of a day at once using the shortcut keys.

To do so follow the steps given below.

  1. Open the internet explorer application on your system.
  2. Once you are on the homepage of the web application. Press the combination of the “Ctrl + H” keys.
  3. This will open a pane on the right side of the screen.
  4. You will see the history of your browsing day-wise on the window’s pane.
  5. Right-click on the day and you will get two options, “Collapse” and “Delete”.
  6. Select “Delete” and this will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

How To Clear Your History On the Opera Mini In Windows

How To Clear Your History On the Opera Mini In Windows

Is VPN banned in your country? If yes, then we have an idea for you. Well, we won’t provide you with a way to illegally download it. Instead, we are here with the browser that has the inbuilt VPN capabilities. Yeah!! You heard that right. A browser with the in-built VPN and the name of the browser is Opera Mini.

Well, guys a browser with the built-in VPN means a lot of history that you would never want anyone to know. So, here is the trick that will help you in deleting the history from the Opera mini in windows.

  1. Open the Opera Mini application on your laptop.
  2. Now, click on the three dots present on the top right corner of the screen and from the list of menus that appeared on the screen. Click on “History”.
  3. You can also press “Ctrl + H” directly, to reach this step.
  4. Now, click on the three horizontal dots present at the top of the options menu.
  5. This will give you two options, “open history page” or “clear browsing data”.
  6. If you want to delete the specific websites you can click on “Open History page” and then select the websites to be deleted.
  7. Or you can directly click on “Clear Browsing Data”.
  8. This will open another window on the platform.
  9. You can select the time range from this window and then click on “Clear Now”.
  10. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

Also Read, How To Clear History In Opera Mini On MacOS

How To Clear Your History On the Opera Mini In Android Phones

How To Clear Your History On the Opera Mini In Android Phones

If we look at the stats of the Opera mini users then one thing is clear and that is that there are more phone users of the application than the windows user. If you are using the Opera Mini application on your android device then here is the procedure that you need to follow to delete the browsing history of the application.

  1. Open the Opera Mini application on your android device.
  2. Now, navigate to the bottom right corner of the screen, you will find the opera icon.
  3. Click on the icon, a pop-up will appear in front of you.
  4. On the top of the pop-up, you will find a gear symbol. Tap on it.
  5. This will open a list of options in front of you.
  6. Now, find “Clear Browsing Data” in the list and click on it.
  7. Checkmark the options that you wish to delete and click on “OK”.
  8. This will delete your browsing data as well as the cookies stored in your browser’s history.

Wrapping Up

Although you can delete your browsing history from your device. But, your browsing history will still be visible to your network provider. If you feel that clearing history is a difficult job, you can try the incognito modes in various browsers. This mode will not allow the application in tracking down your history.

If you have got any better suggestions then do write to us in the comments section. We will be happy to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is clearing your browser history illegal?

You can delete your browsing history according to your wish. But, deliberately doing so can take you to jail. You must be wondering how? Well, if you are charged with some type of criminal charge and you deliberately clear your history to hamper the police investigation then it is considered illegal.

Does clearing your browser history really delete it?

Clearing the browsing history from the web browser will delete it from your device. But, the mobile data providers can still view your activity. So, if you are thinking of anything fishy. Stop right there.

How do I permanently delete Google search history?

To delete the Google search history permanently. Go to the Menu >>> History>>> Clear Browsing Data >>> Time Range >>> Clear Data.

Can your search history be illegal?

It is legal to search for anything on Google Chrome. But, if your search is related to the potential crime then you might be arrested.

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