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    Here's how to clear the search history on your iPhone if you're using Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Your browser keeps a history of all the websites you have visited to speed up the sites you have previously accessed. However, all of this information stored in the browser history raises privacy concerns and slows down the browser over time.


    How to clear history on iPhone



    How to clear Safari history on iPhone

    Clearing your Safari search history is quite simple. You can delete the history for individual websites or all browsing history for all of your synced iOS devices. That's how:

    How to clear all history on Safari

    1. Open the Settings app. This is the app with an icon that looks like a gear.
    2. Scroll down and tap Safari.
    3. Then tap on Clear Safari History and Website Data.
    4. Finally, tap on Clear History and Data. Once unchecked, this option will be disabled.

    Warning: this will also delete the history, cookies and other browsing data from all other iOS devices connected to your iCloud account. However, it does not delete the Autofill information.


    How to clear the history of individual sites on Safari

    1. Open the Safari app.
    2. Tap the Bookmarks icon. This is the icon that looks like an open blue book. It is located at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Tap History. This is the icon that looks like a clock in the upper right corner of the screen.
    4. Swipe left on a website and tap the red delete Safari history button.

    How to clear history based on time periods on Safari

    1. Open the Safari app.
    2. Tap the Bookmarks icon.
    3. Tap Erase at the bottom right of the screen.
    4. Select the time frame you want to delete browsing history. You can choose the last hour, today, today and yesterday, or always.

    Notice: This will also clear the history, cookies and other browsing data on other iOS devices connected to your iCloud account.



    How to clear Google Chrome history on iPhone

    Chrome records the sites you've visited in the past 90 days. To clear clear history of visited sites on iPhone, you can delete sites one by one or you can clear the entire search history at once. Simply follow the steps below.

    How to clear all browsing history on Chrome

    1. Apri l’app Chrome.
    2. Then tap More (the icon with three gray dots).
    3. Then, tap History in the pop-up menu.
    4. Then tap on Clear Browsing Data. This will be on the lower left side of the screen.
    5. Make sure there is a check mark next to your browsing history.
    6. Then tap the Clear Browsing Data button.
    7. Confirm the action in the pop-up window that appears.

    Notice: This will also clear history from all other synced devices.


    How to clear the history of individual sites on Chrome

    1. Apri l’app Chrome .
    2. Then tap More (the icon with three gray dots).
    3. Then, tap History in the pop-up menu.
    4. Tap Edit. This is located at the bottom right of the screen.
    5. Tap the sites you want to delete. This will place a check mark next to the chosen sites.
    6. Click Delete. This will be located in the lower left of the screen.

    How to clear iPhone history - Firefox

    People concerned about privacy use Firefox because it has content blocking capabilities. These prevent trackers from collecting information about your browsing behavior. However, if you want to take extra precautions, you can clear your search history in Firefox by doing one of these steps.


    How to clear all browsing history on Firefox

    1. Apri l’app Firefox.
    2. Tap the Menu icon. This is the icon in the lower right corner of the screen that looks like three horizontal lines. On an iPad, this will appear in the top right corner.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Scroll down and tap Data Management.
    5. Make sure Browsing History is turned on. You will know it is on if it is blue.
    6. Tap the Clear Personal Data button.
    7. Click OK on the confirmation screen that opens.

    How to clear the history of individual sites on Firefox

    1. Apri l’app Firefox.
    2. Tap the menu button at the bottom right of the screen.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Scroll down and tap Data Management.
    5. Tap Website data.
    6. Choose a site you want to delete by clicking the red button.
    7. Tap the Delete button.

    How to clear history based on time periods on Firefox

    1. Apri l’app Firefox.
    2. Tap Your Library.
    3. Then tap on the History tab at the bottom of the screen.
    4. Choose Clear Recent History.
    5. Choose a time interval to clear your browsing history. You can choose between the last hour, today or today and yesterday.

    Now that you know how to clear history on an iPhone, take a look at our previous article to find out how to clear the cache on your iPhone.



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