RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 9, 2022
The browsing history in Google Chrome for iOS and iPadOS helps you easily get back to your favorite sites. But if you need to clear out a portion of the history on your iPhone or iPad, it’s easy. Let’s explore how to do this.
This is for the iPhone and iPad
Clear Chrome Browsing History
Clearing the browsing history in Safari, the browser for iPhone and iPad is relatively simple, but it is not exactly intuitive. Fortunately, clearing the browsing history in Google Chrome is even easier than in Safari, since you can do it directly within the browser.
First, tap the three-dot icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the browser and select History from the pop-up list. (If you are on the Start page, you can tap the History icon below the Search bar). Refer to the below image where we are selecting History from the pop-up list:
Next, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Clear Browsing Data… to begin clearing your history. See the below image:
Now, select the time range at the top of the page. This ranges from the last hour to all of your browsing history. See the following image:
Next, once you have selected the period you wish to delete, check over the data that you are going to delete. By default, Browsing History, Cookies and Site Data, and Cached Images are selected. You can select or deselect these as you see fit. Once you have made your selections, tap Clear Browsing Data at the bottom of the screen. Refer to the below image:
Now, select this option again in the pop-up dialog at the bottom of the screen to finish clearing your history. See the below image:
Keep in mind that clearing browsing history in Chrome for iPhone and iPad does not always clear browsing history in the desktop version of the browser. To make sure your history is fully clear, take a look at some guides on how to clear your browsing history in any browser.
Don’t Delete Everything
As we touched on above, you do not have to delete all of your browsing history. By selecting the right time range, you can delete your history only from the last hour or the last day. See the following image:
You also do not need to delete all the data selected by default. For example, you may want to delete all of your website history but do not want to log into sites over again. To accomplish this, just deselect Cookies, Site Data when you are clearing your history.
You can also choose to delete more than what is selected by default. For example, if you’re preparing an iPad for your kids, you might not want your passwords saved. In this case, check Saved Passwords when clearing your history.
Browse Incognito Mode
If you find yourself frequently clearing your browsing history, it could be that you are not making enough use of private browsing, or Incognito Mode.
For the desktop:
How to Easily Open Chrome to Incognito Mode
For the iPhone or iPad:
- Open your Google App and sign in, if necessary
- Tap your Profile icon
- Select Turn on Incognito from the drop-down menu
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