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Clear Browsing History from Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox keeps a record of the sites that you’ve visited over the past and present. You can quickly clear the stored browsing history from the History options menu.

For desktop, you can use the History tab; for mobile browsers, you can choose the clear browsing data option. You can also stop Firefox from remembering the history if required on your computer.

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Note: When you’ve signed in and synced the Firefox browser with your Mozilla account across devices, removing the browsing history from one device will also delete the records from other connected devices.

Clear History from Firefox on a Computer

Deleting the browsing history from Firefox on a computer has several ways. However, one of the easiest ways is through the History menu. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu and select the History menu.
    History menu in Firefox browser on computer
  3. Click on the Clear recent history option.
    Clear recent history option in Firefox computer browserIt will open the Clear History window.
  4. Select the desired Time range to clear from the drop-down.
  5. Enable the checkbox for the Browsing & download history option.
  6. Hit the Clear Now command button.
    Clear All History from the Firefox computer browserIt will clear your browsing history from your computer.

You can specify any time frame from the drop-down and even include other browsing data mentioned on the clearing window.

There is also an option to stop Firefox from recording browsing history. Select Firefox will never remember history from the Firefox Settings page under the History section and relaunch the browser.

Firefox will never remember history settings on computer browser

Remove Browsing History from Firefox on Android

You can easily delete the browser history from the Firefox’s Settings menu. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Firefox browser app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu and select the Settings option.
    Settings menu in Firefox app for Android
  3. Scroll to the Privacy and Security section and open the Delete browsing data menu.
    Delete browsing data option in Firefox for Android
  4. Enable the checkbox for Browsing history and site data option and hit on the Delete browsing data command.
    Checkbox enabled for browsing history and site data for Delete browsing data page on Firefox appIt will delete the selected browsing history from the browser on your Android phone.

Alternatively, you can clear the browsing history from the History menu under More options and tap the Trash icon to clear everything. But this option will clear the cookies and cache data as well.

History Trash icon in Firefox for Android

Clear History from Firefox on iPhone

For iPhone or iPad, you need to follow the given steps to delete the history records from the Firefox app:

  1. Open the Firefox app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the More menu from the bottom bar and select the Settings menu.
    Firefox app Settings menu in iPhone
  3. Under the Privacy section, select the Data Management option.
    Data Management menu under Privacy section in Firefox for iPhone
  4. Enable the toggle button only for History and hit on the Clear Private Data command.
    Clear Private Data Browsing History from Firefox app on iPhoneIt will immediately delete your browsing history.

There is another way to clear the history from the Menu options > History menu > Trash icon > selecting the Time Range to clear.

Remove history and other browsing data from Firefox iPhone

But this will also clear the cookies, cache, and browsing history. You can choose your preference.

Bottom Line

The option to delete the browsing history from the Firefox browser is available on all devices, including Android, iOS, and the Computer. You can choose different date ranges to delete records. Alternatively, you can stop them using private browsing mode.

If you delete the history, then you won’t be able to reopen the recently closed tab.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an 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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