When you visit Web pages in the Firefox browser on your iPhone, information about your visit is saved in the browser. This can improve your browsing experience by making it easier to return to pages that you visited, or by keeping you logged into an account on a site, or by downloading certain files to your iPhone to make it faster and easier to open additional pages on a site.
But you might be looking for a way to delete the cookies or history from Firefox if you are troubleshooting an issue with the browser, or if you are experiencing odd behavior when you visit a site. Our guide below will show you how to find the option to delete cookies and history from the Firefox browser so that you can start over with a fresh browsing experience.
How to Clear Private Date from the Firefox Browser on an iPhone
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.2. The version of the Firefox browser being used was the most current version available when this article was written. Note that clearing the cookies and history from Firefox will remove any cookies that were saved for sites that you visit, so you will need to sign into those sites again if you had previously signed into an account.
Step 1: Open the Firefox browser.
Step 2: Tap the Menu button (the one with three horizontal lines) at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see that button, swipe down on your screen.
Step 3: Swipe left on the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 5: Scroll down and touch the Clear Private Data button in the Privacy section of the menu.
Step 6: Select the types of data that you would like to delete from Firefox, then tap the Clear Private Data button.
Step 7: Tap the OK button to confirm that you understand you are deleting data, and that it cannot be undone.
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