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Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

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Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android offers you control over your personal data, such as browsing history, passwords and more. You can conveniently save this data to your browser and delete it any time you want to:

This article applies to the latest version of Firefox for Android. Please update your version first to enjoy these features.

Clear your entire browsing history

  1. Go to the History panel on your home screen.
  2. Tap on Clear browsing history at the bottom of the History panel.
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  3. Tap OK to confirm.

Clear specific items from your browser

  1. Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and select Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  2. Tap Privacy and choose Clear now.
  3. Put a check mark next to the items you want to clear and then tap Clear data
    Clear private data
  1. Tap the Menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and select Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  2. Scroll down to the Privacy & Security section and choose Clear private data.
  3. Select the items you want to clear and then tap Clear data
    Clear private data

Delete data on exit

This option automatically deletes your selected data (bookmarks, browsing or search history, saved passwords, and more) every time you quit Firefox:

  1. Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and select Settings (you may need to tap More first) .
  2. Tap Privacy and put a check mark next to Always clear when quitting.
  3. In the pop-up window, select the types of information that you'd like to delete each time you quit Firefox, then tap Set.

Firefox will delete your information each time you close it through the Quit option on the menu.

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Re: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

At the end of the article it says: "Firefox will delete your information each time you close it through the Quit option on the menu."

This sounds like Firefox will not delete the information if you quit Firefox in another way.

But the article dont say what other way. Maybe there should be some information about that in the article.

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Re: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

The instructions seems to be out of date with the current version of Firefox for Android. Anybody agree ?

Regular Contributor

Re: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

At the end of the article it says: "Firefox will delete your information each time you close it through the Quit option on the menu."

This sounds like Firefox will not delete the information if you quit Firefox in another way.

But the article dont say what other way. Maybe there should be some information about that in the article.

Regular Contributor

Re: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

I tested this in emulator wih Android 5 and Firefox for Android 34.0.

The part where the article says to choose "Clear private data" now seem to be the name of the section. And the menuitem to tap is called "Clear now".

I dont know what version that changed in so i will leave it up to someone else to make the change.

Also the articles says to put a checkmark next to "Always clear when quitting". But you can't accually do that, you have to tap the menuitem "Always clear when quitting" and then a pop-up liste appear where you can select stuff. And only if you select at least one of them will the checkmark at "Always clear when quitting" appear.

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Re: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android

If I do then what happens to me?