Remove Browser History, Cache & Form Data in Android Devices

android logoMany times you might have faced issues like Web pages not getting opened in your Android device, the first and the foremost thins is to check first if you have Internet connectivity available or not, in WiFi you can check in other WiFi enabled phone or if you are having connected to the GPRS or on a 3G network then you can check it with the Packet data services. If your net connectivity is available and still if you are unable to get connected to the internet then you that’s the need where you need to now clear all the browsing history, cache as well as the form data, so that the Internet connectivity comes back. So, let’s check out how you can clear all this so as to resume the Internet services quickly.

Procedure to clear the Browser Cache:

To Clear the Browser Cache:

  • First, you need to open the Browser application from your Android device and need to select the Menu key and then choose More option.
  • Now, select the Settings option and the.
  • Select Clear cache and select Ok.

To Clear Browser History:

  • First, you will need to open the Browser application and need to select the Menu key.
  • Now you need to select more and need to select the settings option.
  • Now, you need to select the Settings and then you need to select the clear history option remove Browser History, Cache & Form Data in Android Devices and need to select OK.
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To Clear Browser Form Data:

  • For clearing the browser form, you need to open the Browser application and select the Menu Key.
  • Now, select the more option and select the settings and select the clear form data and select OK.

To Clear Browser Cookies:

  • For clearing the browser cookies Open the Browser application.
  • Select the Menu and More.
  • Now, select Settings and clear all the cookie data and select the OK option.

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  • Sheliarocs

    Follow the steps above, then shut off phone and turn back on, history gone!

  • Sheliarocs

    Follow the steps above, then shut off phone and turn back on, history gone!

  • Me

    This works but you have to restart your phone afterwards.

  • Patrick

    Hi Neela, doesn’t work on my GT-S5360 :(

    I’m using Android Delete History PRO now and it rocks :))

  • redex

    Ya, sure…I can delete/clear my internet history, but I cant view it? How do I view it? There was a site I want to go back to because my browser suddenly closed…anyone know how to zview internet browsing history? Thanks. ^^,samsung q android 2.2

  • Gilbert

    I want to find the browsing history on my Samsung Galaxy 2 4G, not delete it. Those times when I could find it was akin to waving a decapitated corps of a chicken over it three times while reciting the Kalevala. Is there some secret handshake I need to give my Samsung before it will divulge its secrets to me?

  • tajinder

    hi steve
    try it once
    for galaxys2
    click internet – click ‘first key on lower left’- click ‘more’-click ‘settings’- scroll down and click ‘clear cache’ , clear history , clear cookie etc .
    i hope it wud help

  • steve

    None of the above removes the browser history people.
    Yet this post would lead people to believe it does work. The back button for the browser will show all the sites you have visited. If you are going to provide support be clear to the people asking…it would appear that it works, but in fact it does not!

  • Khaja Muneer Uddin

    I tryed above steps to delete the history, but when i am checking it is still thr, and can any one advice me how to delete the history from youtube in SAMSUNG GALAXY S II..

  • Jamie

    I feel really stupid asking this, but HOW do you clear the cache cookies and history in the Galaxys2? I’m assuming by browser you mean the internet icon? If so I see no options, just a google page. I am still very new to the phone and trying to figure out something that should be simple is getting absolutely infuriating.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      the procedure remains the same for S2 AS well, please follow the procedure!

    • tajinder

      other way for galaxys2 is
      click internet – click ‘first key on lower left’- click ‘more’-click ‘settings’- scroll down and click ‘clear cache’ , clear history , clear cookie etc .
      i hope it wud help

  • Brad

    never mind, there is an app for that!!!

  • Brad

    I just got a new evo through esurian. On my old phone, I used to be able to clear data in the settings for the market. On this new phone it is not giving me the option to do that. The buttons are there, but they are shaded. Any ideas???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its a hardware fault, visit the service centre!

  • juice

    Wat i did was just remove my memroy card sdcard out and it cleared the download history

  • Sally Jeffries

    Does anyone even know how to view browser history? I can obviously see google history but I cannot view browser (Internet) history. Any feedback is appreciated. Still getting use to this. :-)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      You can go into settings to clear the same!

  • lisa

    How do you clear download history from a Samsung captivate galaxy s

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      go to settings from your browser where you will find option to clear all data!

  • Alibaba

    Follow-up on my above post:

    Download the app: History eraser (it’s free) and the interface is simple and your browser will clear. In fact you can choose what to clear – it will clear most anything.

  • Alibaba

    I’m having a problem clearing the browser history on a tablet running android 2.3 There is no menu key, so how do I get to the option to clear my browser history?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can get this option in settings!

  • Dev

    Had this irritating problem on network error message in android market and not connecting to internet on my Galaxy s2. Clearing the cache, form, and other history solved the issue.

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      great to hear that dev!

  • ohid

    hi…thanks for giving valuable suggesstion

  • Josh

    I have the Droid 3 and after clearing the cache, browser history and cookies, I can still access cleared content by hitting the back button on the browser. Any ideas?

    • Sally Jeffries

      My husband and I had matching blackberries at one point. His did the same but mine didnt. I dont know why.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        is issue still not resolveD?

  • Ash

    The question is, how do you clear the download history in Android devices running 2.2? When i was on 2.1, there was the ability to clear your download history but in 2.2 they seem to have removed this function.

    • taz

      @ Ash,

      Same problem with 2.3. There’s no clear download history option anywhere!

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        Download option is there in the article..kindly look out for the same.

    • HG

      You can move your downloaded stuff (in Thinkfree Office) to another, or new folder. Everything you move will disappear from Download History.

  • Phil4

    Check Refine Efficiency Pro:

    – start up manager (root and non root(no guarantee));
    – cache cleaner (root and non root(individually)), no sd card cache support;
    – market history cleaner;
    – task killer;
    – task scheduling.
    Also browser history cleaner.

  • peter tetteroo

    Doesn’t work.

    • C

      Doesn’t work? LOL, then you’re really stupid!!!

    • Michal

      It didn’t work also for me..

      But then my friend sent me link to Android Delete History and now it’s perfectly clean :)

      It’s the best tool to erase history on Android I’ve ever seen ;)

      • Diah

        Hi, is it possible for me to have it?

        If so, please send the link to my e-mail address.

        Thanks

        • Pradeep Neela

          yes you can remove the same from history!