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How to Clear Search History on Samsung Internet

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The web browser stores most of the browsing information locally and syncs across the devices. It also stores the search terms. However, the Samsung Internet browser offers an easy way to clear search history whereby you must launch the browser on your phone and tap X next to the search term to delete it.

We use a web browser every day to perform several tasks on the web, such as online banking, Facebook, reading, etc. Your browser tends to store this information for several purposes, and in the long run, this stored information can bring problems. So it is always a good idea to clear the search history on Samsung Internet promptly.

After clearing the search history, you will positively secure your browser and enhance the browsing experience. Also, if you share your smartphone with someone else, you might not wish to let them know what you’re browsing on the last day.

A few days ago, I was exploring some birthday gift ideas on Google. I have come across several exciting ideas. At the same time, my friend asks me to borrow my phone to check out a website.

I don’t want to tell him I’m preparing a surprise birthday gift for him. So before handing over the phone to him, I cleared my search history on Samsung Internet.

Fortunately, the Samsung Internet browser offers an easy way to clear search history. Though it doesn’t have a reliable option to clear the search terms, you need to clear the site data. This option is not viable if you regularly use the Samsung browser to sign in to your online account. Clearing the site data will also sign out from the online account.

Clear Search Terms from Samsung Internet

The Samsung Internet saves all the search phrases we use to look up on search engines. These search terms are used for reusability and personalization. However, we can quickly clear these search keywords from the Samsung browser with a single tap.

Here are the steps to clear the search words from Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser on your phone.
  2. Clear the Omnibox field.
    This will start displaying the recent search terms and most search words.
  3. Tap on the Close X next to the search term.
    Samsung Internet Clear Search Phrases History
  4. To confirm, hit the Delete button.

This will delete the search term record from the browser history. This is quite a tedious process if you’ve tonnes of search terms. Hence, clearing the browser data should also be considered complementary.

Clear Browsing History in Samsung Internet

Samsung Internet browser does not have a reliable option or setting to clear only search history or search terms within the browser options field. Instead, we need to clear the site data and browsing history.

Here are the steps to clear the search history on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser on your Android smartphone.
  2. Tap on More horizontal 3bar icon for the menu list.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Under the Advanced section, tap on the Privacy and security menu.
    Privacy and Security menu tab in Samsung Internet
  5. Now under the Personal data section, tap on the Delete browser data menu tab.
    Delete browsing data menu option on Samsung Internet
  6. Enable the checkbox for Browsing history, Cache, Cookies, and site data.
    Delete browsing data - History Cookies and Cache from Samsung Internet
  7. Hit the Delete button to confirm your request.

This will clear the search and browsing history from the Samsung Internet browser. Any search terms stored in the Samsung browser will also be removed.

Bottom Line: Samsung Internet Clear Search History

This is how you can clear your search history on Samsung Internet. We recommend you clear your browsing history regularly to keep your personal information safe. Clearing browser history will free up space and speed up the web page’s loading.

I feel that Samsung Internet should also add an option to clear the search term history from the browser. Perhaps, that will be a good add-on for regular Internet browser users.

Whenever someone asks me to borrow my phone, I first clear the browsing history. This feature allows me to browse anything stress-free.

How do you find the option to clear the search history? Have you ever cleared the site data from Samsung Internet?

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3 thoughts on “How to Clear Search History on Samsung Internet”

  1. Hello
    In the first section, which is clearing search term from Samsung internet; when I hit the delete button, it doesn’t delete that term. I used to delete it that way before but I don’t know what I did, it won’t delete search term anymore.
    Any suggestions.


      1. Clearing the whole browsing history is not a problem but I would like to be able to delete one or two search terms that I don’t want there, I have been doing that all the time until I accidently did something to my s9, it won’t delete individual search term anymore; I tap the cross (X), then the message come that you searched this before , deleting will permanently remove this, then CANCEL or DELETE, I click delete, but it doesn’t delete that term.
        Thanks for reply anyways

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