Clear browsing history in Firefox for iOS

Firefox stores pages you've visited in your history as you browse the web. Follow these steps to delete your browsing history.

Clear your recent history

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Select History from the bottom panel to see your visited sites.
  3. Tap Clear Recent History...
  4. Choose from the following timeframes to clear:
  • The Last Hour
  • Today
  • Today and Yesterday
  • Everything

Clear a specific website from history

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Select History from the bottom panel to see your visited sites.
  3. Swipe right on the website name you want to remove from your history and tap Delete.
Note: This will not remove any site data or logins. To do that, see the next section.

Clear individual site data

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Tap Settings in the menu panel.
  3. Under the Privacy section, tap Data Management.
  4. Tap Website Data.
  5. Tap the site you want to clear or select Show More to find the site you want to clear.
  6. At the bottom of the list, select Clear Items.

Clear private data

  1. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (the menu will be at the top right if you're using an iPad):
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  2. Tap Settings in the menu panel.
  3. Under the Privacy section, tap Data Management.
  4. At the bottom of the list, select Clear Private Data to remove all website data.
Caution: This action will clear all of your private data and cannot be undone.

Clear items from the Recently Visited section on the homepage

  1. On your iOS homepage, longpress on an item in the Recenetly Visited section to open a context menu.
  2. Tap the fx icon cancel download Remove icon to remove the specific page and all of its related metadata from your history.

What types of information can I remove?

  • Browsing History: Addresses and cached text for websites you've visited. Clearing this will remove these websites from your top sites shown on your Firefox Home page. You can also remove individual items from the Recently Visited section on your homepage.
  • Cache: Parts of web pages that are stored in the browser to make them load faster the next time you visit.
  • Cookies: Files that contain information about your visit to a website, including site preferences and user information.
  • Offline Website Data: Files a website stores in your device (if you've allowed it) so you can continue to use it offline.
  • Saved Logins: Manage saved username and password data.

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