The Web browsers that you use on your iPhone will save history for the pages that you visit, much like the browsers that you use on your desktop or laptop computer. Occasionally you may want to clear this data if you are troubleshooting an issue, or if you simply want to delete the log of websites that you have visited Luckily your iPhone browsers, including the Microsoft Edge iPhone app, include a way for you to clear or delete data from the browser.
More and more people are using mobile Web browsers on their smartphones to visit sites on the Internet. In fact, mobile Web usage has surpassed desktop usage for several years.
This has lead to an increase in the availability of mobile browsers, including options from leading desktop browser creators, like Microsoft. One of the most common steps you might take in managing your browser is the deletion of your browsing history. Our guide below will show you how to accomplish this in the Edge browser on your iPhone.
How to Clear History in the Microsoft Edge iPhone App
- Open Edge.
- Tap the three dots at the bottom and choose Settings.
- Choose Privacy and security.
- Select Clear browsing data.
- Tap Clear browsing data.
- Touch Clear to confirm.
Our article continues below with additional information on clearing history in the Microsoft Edge iPhone browser, including pictures of these steps.
How to Clear Microsoft Edge iPhone Browsing Data (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4, using the 44.1.3 version of the Edge iPhone app. By completing the steps in this article you will be deleting the browsing data that is saved to your iPhone for the Edge app. This won’t affect browsing data for other browsing apps on your device, such as Safari or Chrome.
Step 1: Open the Edge app.
Step 2: Touch the icon at the bottom-right of the screen with three dots.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option.
Step 4: Tap the Privacy button.
Step 5: Select the Clear browsing data option.
Step 6: Specify the types of data you wish to delete, then tap the red Clear browsing data button.
Step 7: Touch the Clear button to confirm the removal of the browsing data.
The Edge browser on your iPhone is a great choice for browsing the Internet. Not only is it fast and able to sync with your desktop browser, but it also lets you block ads so that you can eliminate them when visiting websites.
More Information on How to Clear History – Microsoft Edge iPhone
The steps in the guide above were performed in the iPhone version of the Microsoft Edge Web browser. If you need to clear history in the Edge browser on your laptop or desktop computer then you can do so by opening Edge, clicking the three dots at the top-right, then choosing History. You can then click the three dots at the top of the History window and choose the Clear browsing data option. You can also open the History window directly with the Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut.
Clearing history in Microsoft Edge on an iPhone won’t affect the browsing data in other browsers on your iPhone like Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. If you need to clear browsing data there then you will need to complete that action through the individual browser.
If you want to browse Web pages in the Edge iPhone app without saving them to your history then you can do so with InPrivate browsing. You can open an InPrivate tab by tapping the Tabs icon in the bar at the bottom of the Edge app, choosing the InPrivate tab at the top of the window, then tapping the + icon at the bottom of the screen to open a new tab.
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