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Delete Browsing History from Microsoft Edge browser

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

The Edge browser stores the browsing history that you’ve visited, however, it also enables you with deleting the 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.

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Note: The browsing history is synced across the devices when signed in with the same Microsoft account on the Edge browser. When you delete from one device, it will remove from all other connected devices.

In this guide, we have listed the steps to remove the browser history records from Microsoft Edge for both your computer and phone device type.

Clear History from Edge on Computer

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

  1. Launch Edge browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-dots 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 computerIt will delete the history records from the computer browser.

Alternatively, you can visit the Clear browsing data page from the History menu on Microsoft Edge. The Clear browsing data window also has an option to delete the Download History, which you can enable if necessary.

Clear Browsing History from Edge on Android

Just like the computer, Microsoft Edge keeps a record of visited sites on your Android device. Follow these steps to remove the browsing history:

  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 AndroidThe browsing history will be cleared from your Android device.

Remove History from Edge on iPhone and iPad

The Edge for iPhone or iPad 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 3-dots 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 the Clear now command button.
    Clear browsing history from Clear browsing data page on Edge for iPhoneIt will immediately delete the browsing history for the selected time range.

You can choose All Time to delete the entire browsing history to protect your privacy.

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; 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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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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