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Clear Search Term History from Firefox on your Android

The Firefox browser keeps a record of all the site visits and search terms used for searching the internet/web.

To remove search term history, you need to clear the browsing history and data from the Firefox app. To do this, you can use the delete browsing data option.

Clear Search History from Browsing Data

There is no dedicated option to delete only the search history. However, we can clear the browsing history, automatically removing the search records. You can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Firefox app on an Android phone.
  2. Tap the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings > Delete Browsing Data option.
  3. Tap the checkbox for the Browsing History option.
  4. Hit on the Delete Browsing Data command.
    manually clear the browser search historyIt shall delete all the browsing data for the selected option.

You can select other options if needed. However, they are not required to clear your search history.

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Note: The browsing history is saved when you surf the web in normal mode. Pages you browse in private mode aren’t logged in the search history.

Delete a Specific Webpage from the History

Instead of deleting entire browsing history records, you can delete the selected site or search terms. Follow the steps:

  1. Launch Firefox on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Menu vertical 3-dots icon and select the History menu.
    It will display the list of pages you visited.
  3. Tap on Remove X button for the site to be deleted.
    remove a specific webpage from Firefox search historyIt will remove the site information from the history records.

Alternatively, you can tap the Trash icon in the top-right corner. Select a time range and press Delete to remove the browsing history between the specified timeline.

specify a time range to remove search history on Firefox Android

You can also use the Search button to find the matching search term history and delete it.

Clear Browsing History on Closing a Session

There is an automated way to clear the browsing history when you close or quit the Firefox browser. You can enable the option and choose the desired data to be cleared. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Firefox app and tap the Menu vertical 3-dots icon options.
  2. Choose the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Select the Delete browsing data on quit settings and enable the toggle switch.
  4. Enable the checkbox for the Browsing History option.
    delete search history on Firefox Android upon quit

The browsing history is automatically deleted when you close or quit the Firefox app. You can also choose other browsing data options to force clear upon exit.

Bottom Line

The recent search history records are saved in the browser within the browsing history records. If you clear the history, the search suggestion will be automatically removed.

Similarly, you can clear the search history from the Firefox app on your computer.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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