How Do You Clear the History on an Android Phone?


Quick Answer

To clear the history on any Android phone, open the browser, then click "settings," "privacy settings," "clear history" and "OK." Cookies and online forms can also be cleared the same way.

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How Do You Clear the History on an Android Phone?
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Full Answer

Alternative methods using apps are also available and can greatly speed up the process if there are many separate items to delete, such as browsing history, Google Playstore history and passwords. The History Eraser app allows the user to delete multiple histories as well as clear the cache.

  1. Download the History Eraser app from the Playstore
  2. Go to the Playstore and locate the app (using the search function offers the fastest solution).

  3. Run History Eraser
  4. Tap on the app to open it. Once open, the app will display a number of check boxes related to various programs, such as the browser, Gmail and other functions. The user can choose what histories to clear based on his or her preferences.

  5. Use the clean button
  6. Once the relevant tick boxes have been checked, press the "Clean" button at the bottom of the screen. The app is able to clear Internet history, call history and SMS history, among others, which can make this process much faster in the long run.

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