How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Wife Discovers Browser History - unknown artist, c. 1586

Wife Discovers Browser History - unknown artist, c. 1586


So, you bought yourself one of them flashy new Samsung Galaxy smartphones, eh? You'll be happy to know that the iris and fingerprint scanners on your high-tech gadget will do a great job at protecting your privacy against prying eyes. 

However, every now and then, you may have to hand over that lovely handset of yours to a friend, loved one, or an acquaintance. If this thought is giving you a sinking feeling, then it might be a good idea to learn how to delete your browsing history. Samsung's Android-powered smartphones come with the company’s own Internet web browser, but this is nothing to worry about, as the entire process is pretty straightforward.

So, how do you delete the browser history and clear the cache on the Galaxy S8 and S8+? It's easy, you just need to follow the few steps laid out in the tutorial right below. The first guide is for the default Samsung browser, while further down, we have prepared another guide for Google Chrome.

Step #1


Open your browser, locate and click the three-dot button at the upper right corner.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #2


A menu will pop up. Scroll down, locate and tap on the "Settings" tab.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #3


You'll be redirected to this screen, locate and click the "Privacy" tab.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #4


Great, now click on "Delete personal data".

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #5


Here, you can fine-tune what exactly you want to delete. Select "Browsing history" and "Cache", then press the "DELETE" button at the bottom right corner.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #6


Open your browser, locate and click the three-dot button at the upper right corner. Press "Settings".

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #7


Find and click the "Privacy" tab.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #8


Scroll down to the very bottom, tap on "Clear browsing data".

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

Step #9


Here, you can fine-tune what exactly you want to delete. The menu is nearly identical to the one on the default Samsung browser, but there's also an option to regulate the time period for the operation. Select what's appropriate for you, tap on "Browsing history" and "Cached images and files", then press the "CLEAR DATA" button at the bottom.

How to delete the browser history on your Samsung phone (clear browser cache)

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11 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Lord knows you will have to clear the cache / delete space to have your GS8/GS8+ lag a little less. It's a damn shame the Exynos can't handle graphics performance well. Samsung blew it again. LOL.

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

False. I never delete such, and my device doesnt lag You guys really need to stop the lies and hateful foolishness.1 Especially for a product you dont even own.

11. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Lies from non-Samsung user shouldn’t matter much. No worries!!

13. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

WTH are you saying ?? my S8 never lags !!!

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Doesn't the government know have access to everyone's internet usage?

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Not everyone.1 only on GSM networks and iPhones

9. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

12. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That was to check the local files not internet usage!!

3. aman5mathur

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Isntead you could teach them how to open incognito mode (aka privacy window). Lol.

4. aman5mathur

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Next articles coming - 1) Best NSFW sites 2) Best porn subscriptions 3) Top adult movies (April edition) I see where this is going in the coming months LMAO

6. JayAndre

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2017

I have the S8+ but on the home page the search engine is Google. And when I tap the search space the only thing that comes up in the top right hand corner is a microphone, not the 3 dots. If I go into my apps and click on the Chrome app, it does have the 3 dots. Are the 2 Google's one in the same? When I clear things in Google Chrome, it doesn't clear anything on my Google Browser.What can I do? Thanks. Jay

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