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Clear Browsing Data from Chrome for iPhone & iPad

Need to clear cookies, cache, and browsing history in Chrome browser? Learn how to delete your browsing data from the Settings menu.

Google Chrome stores and syncs data within the browser and cloud. Information such as browsing history, cookies, file cache, etc., are stored and accumulate over time.

However, the browser offers the option to clear and delete these stale files to improve speed and resolve the site loading issues.

In this guide, we shared the steps to clear temporary and saved browsing data in the Google Chrome app.

Clear Browsing History Records

Here are the steps to clear history:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu list and choose the History menu.
    Chrome iOS Menu Options Recent Tabs and History
  3. Hit on the Clear browsing data… command option at the bottom.
    Browsing History Data in Chrome iPhone
  4. Select the check box against the Browsing history option.
    Chrome iOS Delete Browsing History
  5. Hit on the Clear Browsing Data command option.
    It will clear the browsing history from the browser app.

You have the option to choose the date range for deleting records. You can also choose to delete everything from the History tab.

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Note: History is synced across your Google account; hence, deleting from one device (say, iPhone) will also remove the traces from other Chrome devices (say, Mac or Android) signed in with the same Google account.

Clear the Site Cookies and Cache Data

Cache data is stored from various websites, which helps save bandwidth and load the site faster on our next visit. Cookies help retain your account sign-in. However, these data are occupied and may create a loading issue.

  1. Open the Chrome app for iPhone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Clear browsing data option.
  3. Select the check box against the Cookies, Site Data, and Cached Images and Files options.
    Clear Cookies and Cached Images from Chrome iPhone
  4. Hit on the Clear Browsing Data command option.
    It will delete your browser app’s cached images and website files.

You may notice a temporary slowness in site loading at the first instance. Also, note that deleting cookies will sign you out of the websites, and you may need to re-login on the next visit.

Clear the Saved Password and Auto-fill data

It is advisable to delete sensitive data from your Chrome app. Especially if you share your device with others. Here are steps to clear passwords and auto-fill data:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu for the list and select the Clear browsing data option.
  3. Select the checkbox against the Saved Passwords and Auto-fill Data options.
    Chrome iOS Clear Saved Passwords and Autofill Data
  4. Hit on the Clear Browsing Data command option.

It will instantly delete the saved passwords and auto-fill field suggestions that were locally stored.

Reset the Chrome app on iPhone

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Alert: Be mindful of using the Reset option, or you will lose all the stored history and data, including the passwords and sign-ins. This is a non-reversible action.

Suppose you want to clear all the data from your Chrome app, including history, cache, cookies, etc. You can delete all the data in one go, just like a complete reset. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Clear browsing data menu.
  3. Enable the check boxes for all data types.
    Reset Chrome iOS browsing data
  4. Hit on the Clear Browsing Data command at the bottom.

It will delete all the temporary and saved data from the browser app, making it a browser reset action.

Bottom Line

Clearing our browsing histories, cookies, and caches will help avoid browser and loading-related issues. You can also delete the stored data like saved passwords and auto-fill data (addresses, card details, etc.) from the Chrome browser.

Similarly, you can clear the site data from Chrome on your computer or perform a browser reset.

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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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