How to Clear Chrome Android History, Cookies, and Cache Data?

Learn how to delete search and web browsing history, along with website cookies and cache storage of websites on Chrome for Android. The Chrome browser allows deleting selected data in basic and advanced mode for predefined history period.

Every time you browse the internet on your mobile phone using Chrome, the data is collected and stored. The storage will be in the form of cookies and cache. Even the history of browsing and search queries is also stored in the browser. Hence, it’s important to make stronger privacy settings in chrome android.

Though this data is collected in the browser, it’s also synced with the Google server. Hence, your history is available across different devices signed in with the same Google account.

Thankfully, due to all the recent lawsuits against the data breach and privacy, we have got the control of most data that is stored in the servers. We can access, delete, and wipe out completely from the source. Google Chrome allows deleting the history, cookies, and cache directly from our browsing app.

Related: How to Clear History, Cookies, Cache, and Reset Data in Chrome Computer?

I personally prefer to clear the history and browsing data occasionally — at least once or twice a month. This will help in revoking the data stored in the browser, and clearing the cookies that are used for personalized remarketing ads.

How to Clear History and Browsing Data in Chrome Android?

The chrome browser stores a very granular level of data into the browser. Hence, it’s necessary to clear the data as well as browsing history.

Here are the steps to clear history and browsing data from Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings for the list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy tab under the Advanced section.
  5. Select Clear browsing data tab from the list.
  6. Under the BASIC tab, enable the checkbox for Browsing History.
  7. Select the Time Range from the drop-down menu.
  8. Finally, tap on the Clear data command button to delete the history and browsing data.

Clear browsing history cookies and cached files from Chrome Android

This will not only clear the browsing data from the Chrome browser, but also from the all signed-in devices including the myactivity.google.com.

How to Clear Cookies and Cache Data in Chrome Android?

Every website that we visit online will try to save the cookies and cache. The cookies are basically the access token that helps a website to identify users, while browser cache stores the website files locally which further helps to load the site faster.

Here are the steps to delete cookies and cache data from Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings for the list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy tab under the Advanced section.
  5. Select Clear browsing data tab from the list.
  6. Under the BASIC tab, enable the checkbox for Cookies and site data along with Cached images and files.
  7. Select the Time Range from the drop-down menu.
  8. Finally, tap on the Clear data command button to delete the cookies and cache data.

Clear site storage chrome android

This will delete all the cookies and cache stored in Google Chrome for Android. All the images, static files, browser storage of all the sites will be deleted permanently.

How to Delete Saved Password and Autofills in Chrome Android?

If you’re not aware then chrome android can store the passwords and username in the browser. Along with it, you can also store your contact address for auto-filling in chrome android. This will help in populating the login fields and address fields while sign-in into online accounts or filling out the registration forms.

Here are the steps to delete all saved passwords and autofill form data from Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings for the list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy tab under the Advanced section.
  5. Select Clear browsing data tab from the list.
  6. Switch to the ADVANCED tab, enable the checkbox for Saved passwords and Auto-fill form data.
  7. Deselect checkbox against on History, Cache, Cookies, Site settings, etc. if you do not wish to delete.
  8. Select the Time Range if needed from the drop-down menu.
  9. Tap on the Clear data command button to delete the passwords and form data.

This will delete all the saved passwords and form autofill data from the Chrome browser as well as Google sync from all other devices.

How to Reset Chrome Android and Wipe Out Data?

Technically there is no reset option in chrome for android. However, you can use a workaround that literally clear every stored data except settings. If you want to completely delete the data and wipe out the chrome android browser, then you can do it using the clear data option.

Here are the steps to completely wipe out the data from Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android app.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings for the list.
  4. Tap on the Privacy tab under the Advanced section.
  5. Select Clear browsing data tab from the list.
  6. Switch to the ADVANCED tab, enable the checkbox for all the tabs.
  7. Select the Time Range as All Time from the drop-down menu.
  8. Tap on the Clear data command button to erase the Chrome for Android data.

Chrome Android Clear Data Wipe Out

This action is irreversible and completely wipeout the Chrome data as well as the Passwords, History, Auto-fill form data from devices that are signed-in with the same Google account. [Use these options very cautiously.]

Video on Clearing data in Chrome for Android

In this video tutorial, we will clear the stored data in Chrome Android. The data such as History, Cache, Cookies, and even Passwords & Addresses will be deleted. You can restore factory settings on Chrome after using this option.

How to Clear Chrome Android History, Cookies, and Cache Data?

I hope you liked the video, please subscribe to our channel.

Bottom Line — Chrome Android Clear Data

The data that is recorded while browsing is stored in the browser until we delete it. Chrome Android provides full support to manage and delete the storage. You can delete the browsing history records, and clear cookies and cache storage from the websites on the browser.

Similarly, you can also find the options to delete history, clear cookies, and cache from chrome computer. Unlike the chrome android, there is a reset command button for the computer browser.

How often do you wipe out the stored data from your chrome android browser?

If you've any thoughts on How to Clear Chrome Android History, Cookies, and Cache Data?, then feel free to drop in below comment box. Also, please subscribe to our BrowserHow YouTube channel for amazing videos tips. Cheers!

Share
BrowserHow logo
Kushal Azza
Digital and technology enthusiast. Geek behind this blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *