How to Delete Browsing History in Chrome on an iPhone

The Chrome browser on your iPhone, like almost any other browser that you might use on your phone or computer, logs your browsing activity so that you can easily return to visited pages at a later time. But the browser might be running poorly, or you may be doing some troubleshooting that requires you to clear the history in Chrome.

Fortunately this is something that you are able to do through the app, and clearing the Chrome iPhone browsing history can be finished with just a few steps. Our tutorial below will show you how.


How to Clear History in the iPhone Chrome Browser

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that this will delete the entire browsing history from your Chrome browser. It will not affect any other browsers that you have on your iPhone, such as Firefox or Safari. Additionally you will have the option to delete other things as well, such as cookies and saved form information. This will clear any synced data from other devices as well if you are signed the same Google Account on another computer or phone.

Step 1: Open the Chrome app.

select the chrome app



Step 2: Tap the menu button at the top-right corner of the screen.

open the chrome settings



Step 3: Select the History option.

open the history menu in iphone chrome



Step 4: Touch the Clear Browsing Data link at the bottom of the screen.

iphone chrome clear browsing data

Step 5: Tap the Clear Browsing Data button. Note that you can also select or deselect any other types of data that you want to clear from the browser as well.

clear browsing history from chrome



Step 6: Touch the Clear Browsing Data button to confirm that you want to delete this information.

how to clear history in chrome on iphone

If you would prefer not to clear your entire history, but occasionally want to use the browser without tracking your data, then you may want to use a private browsing session instead. This guide will show you how to use Safari’s private browsing mode.