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Get Rid Of Internet Browser History – Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus Guide

Deleting Internet browser history is something we all do. The reasons are various and you don’t really need to feel ashamed of it, nor to feel like you are hiding things away. It’s your personal Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus and you have the right to do whatever you want with it.

The only drawback that you will experience when deciding to erase search history, internet browsing history, and other settings is that you will no longer receive suggestions as you type in URLs or email addresses and so on. Once you asked the device to erase all the data, it basically forgot it. So if you were used to just type in the first three letters of your favorite website URL, the next time you will do so you will have to type it completely. But that’s only in the beginning until data is stored once again in the history of the browser and you will be able to receive suggestions as before.

Whether you use the default browser of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, the Google Chrome browser, or any other Internet browser downloaded from the Play Store, the principle is the same. You need to access the History section of the app’s general Settings. In there, you should find a list under Delete Personal Data with all the options you have at hand. It can be website data and cookies, passwords and auto-fill information, cache, browser history and so on. From here, it’s up to you what you want to keep.

 

Deleting the default browser’s history on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Open the Android browser;
  2. Tap on the general menu symbol, from the upper right corner of the screen;
  3. Go to Settings;
  4. Select the Privacy option;
  5. Tap on Delete Personal Data;
  6. Select the type of personal data you want to delete;
  7. Tap the Delete button;
  8. Wait for it to complete and resume your work.

 

Deleting the Google Chrome’s history on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser;
  2. Tap on the three-dot symbol, from the upper right corner of the screen;
  3. Select History;
  4. Tap to Clear Browsing Data;
  5. Select the type of personal data you want to delete;
  6. Confirm the action and wait for it to finish.

 

Like mentioned, steps are similar from one browser to another. In one place the general Menu symbol could be the “More” word instead of the three-dot symbol. In other places, you might have to go through an extra menu before getting to the history, words might be slightly different, and so the options for data removal. For instance, the main difference between Chrome and the default browser is that, in Chrome, you can choose to delete only particular website addresses, not the entire history.

But now that you know the basics of how to delete internet history on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, we’re confident you’re going to do just fine no matter what browser you’re actually using.

 

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