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Clear History from Microsoft Edge browser

Are you looking for an option to clear browsing history from the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC and phone? Learn to keep your browsing history clean by clearing it.

The Edge browser can delete the stored browsing history for the selected time range. You can choose the Clear browsing data settings page on the computer browser; for mobile browsers, you can directly access the History menu tab to clear the remembered history using the Trash icon on the History page.

Clear Browsing History in Edge browser

The Edge browser gives you a lot of control over what you can store or what you don’t want. From browser cache and cookies to browsing history, you can remove it all. You can keep them or delete them according to your needs.

Microsoft Edge also lets you know the data they are collecting or gathering from you, so you have a fair amount of transparency. You have a good idea about your privacy and the data that is being stored and used.

You can easily clear your browsing history on Microsoft Edge. We have listed down the steps for both your computer and phone.

The browsing history recorded in the browser is also synced across the devices when signed in with the same Microsoft account on the Edge browser.

Steps for Edge Computer

You can easily remove all the browsing history on your browser that is collected by following these steps:

  1. Launch Edge browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu and select the Settings menu.
    Settings menu in Microsoft Edge on Computer
  3. Switch to the Privacy, Search, and Services tab from the left sidebar.
  4. Under the Clear browsing data section, click the Choose What to Clear button.
    Choose What to Clear under Privacy Settings in Microsoft Edge computer
  5. Select the Time Range and enable the checkbox for the Browsing History option.
  6. Finally, hit the Clear Now button.
    Clear browsing data window with Browsing History checkbox on Edge computer

Through these simple steps, you can easily delete your browsing history on your Edge browser. Alternatively, you can also visit the Clear browsing data page from the History menu on Microsoft Edge.

There is also an option to delete the Download History on the Clear browsing data window, you can enable the option if required.

Steps for Edge Android

The Microsoft Edge Browser stores all the data on your phone that you browse. It is important to clear the data occasionally to protect your browsing behavior privacy. The steps to do that are as follows:

  1. Open the Edge app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu and select the History menu.
    History menu in Edge for Android
  3. Tap on the Trash icon on the History page.
    Trash icon on History Page in Edge AndroidIt will open the Clear browsing data page.
  4. Enable the checkbox for Browsing History and hit on the Clear data command button.
    Clear browsing History from Edge for Android

These steps will help you clear all the browsing history on your Edge browser on your Android phone.

Steps for Edge on iPhone

The Edge for iPhone has a very similar setup to the Android app. It will store the browsing history under the History menu and can delete the browsing data. Follow the steps to clear history:

  1. Launch the Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu and select the History menu from the list.
    History menu in Edge app on iPhone
  3. Tap on the Trash icon on the History page.
    Trash icon on the History page in Edge iPhoneIt will open the Clear browsing data page.
  4. Enable the checkbox for Browsing History and hit on the Clear data command button.
    Clear browsing history from Clear browsing data page on Edge for iPhone

It will immediately delete the browsing history for the selected time range. You can choose All Time to delete the entire history.

Bottom Line

You must clear your browsing history frequently to prevent your devices from lagging or crashing down. It can also help you in keeping your privacy in check.

The browsing history is synced with your Microsoft account; hence deleting from one device will also clear the browsing history for all other Edge browsers installed and signed in with the same account.

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Ishika Sinha

Ishika Sinha

Ishika is a Master of Arts in English and Literature. She is a passionate content writer and editor with 4+ years of experience in different domains, including the media and technology industry. She is an avid reader and loves to explore cool tech stuff. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

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