Android: How to Clear Browser Cache, History, Form Data, and/or Cookies

If you have problems with web pages loading correctly on your device, or just want to keep others from seeing where you are surfing or from accessing your accounts, here’s how to clear the information from your Android web browser.

Editor note: Added screenshot.

To Clear the Browser Cache:

1. Open the Browser application.
2. Select the Menu key.
3. Select More.
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Clear cache.
6. Select OK.

To Clear Browser History:

1. Open the Browser application.
2. Select the Menu key.
3. Select More.
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Clear history.
6. Select OK.

To Clear Browser Form Data:

1. Open the Browser application.
2. Select the Menu key.
3. Select More.
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Clear form data.
6. Select OK.

To Clear Browser Cookies:

1. Open the Browser application.
2. Select the Menu key.
3. Select More.
4. Select Settings.
5. Select Clear all cookie data.
6. Select OK.

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  • triprip

    i have followed….. or tried tofollow your steps but when i open my browser and then menu and more there is no settings option!!!! any other suggerstions??

    • jennifer

      While on the browser…
      Go on to the menu key.
      Select geberal.
      Then select privacy and security.
      From there you can delete your history, cache, and or cookies all at once
      >

      • jennifer

        While on the browser app…
        Select the menu key
        Select settings
        Select privacy and security
        There you can opt to delete your browser history, cache, and/ or cookies all at once.

  • http://www.tech-recipes.com David Kirk – Founder/Editor

    Screenshot added…

  • Stas

    Browser history can be quickly cleared by Refine Efficiency app. It’s a tuning utility of background actions of the OS.

  • Maovandara

    dara

  • Mistmc10

    i dont even have a browser app?

  • Annie

    If you have to clear everything to hide it, maybe you shouldn’t be going where you’re going or doing what you’re doing in the first place!

    • Rory

      Not yoir buisness pal.>

  • Winning

    Seriously, though. Thanks’ for the good walkthrough! Super helped.

  • Laura

    After I follow these instructions, when I hit the back button on my phone it still takes me to the websites I supposedly erased

    • Arthur

      It isn’t obvious but you need to recycle power after the recommended steps. Before you power off you can return to pages using the forward button but after power up the forward button is greyed out until you get more pages.

  • Terry

    Worked for me first time on Samsung Infuse. Thanks,T

  • ps

    On android if I delete cookies n history and if I go back I can still see the web page.
    How to get rid of the page?
    Thanks

  • Ludvik

    These steps haven’t helped me (maybe unusual android device?) :(

    So my friend has adviced me Android Delete History app and I think I don’t need anything advices anymore ;)

  • nicholas

    Browser > Menu > Settings > Privacy and security > Clear cache/ cookies / history

  • mike

    You clearly haven’t tried this on s tablet device such as an archos cobalt.
    If you had you’d know this guide makes zero sense

  • SierraLeone

    Does it work in Germany with iPhone 4?

  • Dee Ririe

    How do I get to open up my browser,as can’t find it in my settings.I have a HTC wildfire.

  • secret

    thanks