how do i clear my browser history?

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    Android Sr Member nicolett80's Avatar
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    Has anyone figured this one out yet? I have searched the internet and can't seem to find the answer. Going into menu, more, settings and clear history does not work. Clearing cache does not work. I also clear passwords, location access, form data and cookies. None of this cleats the search/browser history. Well, actually when I go in browser, the searches are cleared but when I use my Google quick search box, my previous searches are still there. There has got to be a way! Right?

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    Android Junkie allyAndroid's Avatar
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    The settings are all over the place on the phone. There was an app that I once had to delete my histories but I can't remember what it was called and no longer have it.



    For Google Search,



    1. Press the menu button.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Search.
    4. Touch Clear Search Shortcuts.
    5. Touch OK.
    You can also touch on Searchable items to limit the phone's search options and under Google search settings you can turn off Search History.



    Also check out this thread: Clearing Search History It is in the Tutorial & FAQ section.
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    Android Sr Member nicolett80's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally Android View Post
    The settings are all over the place on the phone. There was an app that I once had to delete my histories but I can't remember what it was called and no longer have it.



    For Google Search,



    1. Press the menu button.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch Search.
    4. Touch Clear Search Shortcuts.
    5. Touch OK.
    You can also touch on Searchable items to limit the phone's search options and under Google search settings you can turn off Search History.



    Also check out this thread: Clearing Search History It is in the Tutorial & FAQ section.


    OK, but when I click on my Google quick search box, it brings up only the keyboard and my previous searches. If I hit the menu button, it does nothing. Now, when I am using Browser, I know how to get to the settings and cleat search history. Which works for Browser but not the quick search.



    Also, I have changed to " do not save searches" multiple times. Again, working for Browser, but not for Google quick search.

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    Go into the default browser and hit the menu button. Then go into settings. There are buttons to clear the history, cache, etc....

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    Android Sr Member nicolett80's Avatar
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    I Did all that and it never works for Google quick search. So, I went ahead and donloaded History Eraser from the Market. It works. It erases everything. Google search history, market search history, YouTube search history, call log and frequently called contacts. Its a a great app to have. Thanks for the help!

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    Android Junkie allyAndroid's Avatar
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    You don't clear the Google search from the browser. You need to start from the Home screen and go into the phone's main settings.
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    Hey this brings up a good question tho....why isn't there a simpler way to remove all of the search/browse/internet history on the phone. It makes sense to me that you should have one click access to this function as a matter of privacy or just general cleanup. My .2 cents...



    --Scoob



    btw the app I have been using is called history eraser, but it doesn't work in all scenarios. Once I noticed that even tho the history was gone from the browser, the back button would stil work. In the end I believe that a reboot would get rid of your history after running this, but who wants to do that all the time

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    This is a great app.



    Now, if someone can tell me how to clear my Favorites? I see a button to ADD to Favorites, but I can't clear the Favorites.

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    I use the Dolphin browser and when I exit out of it there is an option to clear the cache and history
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    Quote Originally Posted by karenh View Post
    This is a great app.



    Now, if someone can tell me how to clear my Favorites? I see a button to [b]ADD to Favorites, but I can't clear the Favorites.


    Open you contact that you want to remove from your Favorites, and touch the orange star next to their name.
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