Clear Cache, Cookies and History in Firefox on Android

This guide will help you clear your cache, cookies and browsing history in Firefox on Android.

  1. On your Android, open the Firefox menu

    When you can see the "3 dot" menu button in the top right-hand corner of the screen, tap on it.

    If you can't see it, try swiping "up" on the page you're in; this usually reveals it along with the address bar and so on.

    The Firefox menu button.

    When you tap on it, you'll see the Firefox menu appear.

  2. Find the "Settings" item and tap on it

    When the Firefox menu appears, find the Settings item - towards the bottom - and tap on it.

    The settings menu item.

  3. Tap the "Clear private data" item

    You'll now see a big list of various options for changing the settings for Firefox. One of the options is called Clear private data. Tap on it to bring up the controls for clearing your cache, history, cookies etc.

    Screenshot of the Clear Private Data button

  4. Choose the types of data to clear

    Firefox now presents you with a big list of the various types of data it collects while you browse the internet.

    Tap on each item - so that it has a blue and white tick next to it - to mark that kind of data to be deleted in the next step.

    Screenshot of the Clear Private Data button

    The most common things people tend to clear from their browser is Cache, Cookies & active logins and History. Clearing cookies will also log you out of any websites that you are currently logged into.

  5. Tap "Clear Data" to delete

    Once you have made your selection of what to delete from Firefox, tap the Clear Data button at the bottom of the screen. If you don't want to go ahead and delete the data, you can tap Cancel to leave this section.

    Screenshot of the Clear Private Data button

  6. Close the Settings

    Now that you've cleared items from your Android in Firefox, you can close Settings and resume browsing.

  7. Looking for guides to clear your browser history in other web browsers?

    Here are some guides for other web browsers like Safari or Chrome.

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