How to Delete Search History On Android

Remove searches from Chrome, Firefox, stock browsers and more

Your search history says a lot about you and sometimes you want (or need) to delete it.

It's also a good practice when using a device that's not your own. Android has a vast selection of browsers from Chrome to Firefox to Dolphin and each one has a slightly different process for clearing your search history. Here's how to clear history on Android using eight different mobile browsers.

The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

Clear History on Chrome

  1. Tap three-dot menu icon.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Advanced section and tap Privacy.

  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Clear browsing data.

    Clear browsing data
  5. Check Browsing history.

  6. Tap Clear Data.

  7. To clear history for period of time: on the Clear browsing data screen, tap Advanced at the top.

    Clear browsing data on Android
  8. Underneath Advanced is a drop-down menu that says Last hour. Tap on the down arrow next to Last hour and choose the relevant drop-down (see tip above).

  9. Check off Browsing history.

  10. Tap Clear data.

    Clear browsing data, last hour

You can also clear data from a specified time period: Last hour, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, Last 4 weeks, or All Time.

Clear History on Firefox

  1. Tap three-dot menu icon.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Clear private data.

  4. Check off Browsing history.

  5. Tap Clear Data.

    Clear Firefox data
  6. To clear your data every time you quit Firefox, go to Settings > Privacy. Then check off Clear private data on exit.

    Clear private data on exit

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  7. A Quit option will be added to your menu choices underneath Help.

Firefox also has an option to automatically clear your data when you quit the app.

Clear History on Opera

Opera also makes it easy to clear your history.

  1. Tap the Opera logo on the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap Clear browsing data.

  4. Check off Clear browsing history on the pop-up screen.

    Clear browsing history in Opera
  5. Tap OK.

Clear History on Microsoft Edge

The process is similar in Microsoft's most recent browser.

  1. Tap the three-dot menu at the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Advanced section and tap Privacy.

    Edge privacy
  4. Tap Clear browsing data.

  5. Check off Browsing history.

  6. Tap Clear.

    Clear Edge browsing history

Delete History on Samsung Internet

  1. Tap the three-dot menu at the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Privacy and security.

  4. Tap Delete browsing data.

    Delete browsing data on Samsung
  5. Check off Browsing history.

  6. Tap Delete.

    Browsing history deletion and confirmation

Clear History on Ecosia

To clear your browsing history on the ecologically oriented browser Ecosia:

  1. Tap the three-dot menu at the bottom right of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Privacy.

  4. Tap Clear browsing data.

    Clear browsing data on Ecosia
  5. Check off Browsing history.

  6. Tap Clear.

    Clear site storage in Ecosia
  7. Like Chrome and Edge, Ecosia also has the option to clear data from a specified time period: last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 4 weeks, or all time.

  8. On the Clear browsing data screen, tap Advanced at the top.

  9. Underneath Advanced, tap Last hour in the drop-down menu.

    Clear browsing history in Ecosia
  10. Check off Browsing history.

  11. Tap Clear Data.

    Clear data in Ecosia

Clear History on Dolphin

  1. Tap Dolphin icon at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap Clear data.

  3. Check off Browsing history.

  4. Tap Clear selected data.

    Clear browsing history in Dolphin

Clear History on Puffin

  1. Tap Settings icon on top right of the screen.

  2. Tap Clear browsing data.

  3. Check off Browsing history.

  4. Tap Clear.

    Clearing Dolphin's browser history

Remember, if you were using a borrowed device, it's a good idea to delete your history.