Privacy is a top priority for many smartphone users, especially when we use our devices for almost everything. Devices like the new LG G4 are pretty safe with lock screen passwords or KnockCode, but that might not be comforting enough for some. For those of you who own the LG G4 and want to learn how to delete or remove browser history, we’ve got you covered.
Browser history or form data is one of the many privacy issues owners should be aware of. There are many different reasons why a user might want to delete their internet browser or search history on a smartphone and we are sure you have reasons so here we will explain how to do it on the new LG G4.
Unlike many other devices, LG has finally made Google Chrome the default browser on the G4, so this is the only instruction we have to provide. Many other devices have their own browser with different settings, not to mention many 3rd party browsers in the Google Play Store. Read on to learn how to delete G4 browser history.
When a user logs into a Gmail account, and most of them are, every website you visit is logged in the browser or account history. That’s what we’re aiming for here today. That is, unless your history is completely closed or you don’t use incognito tabs or incognito browsers, which we’ll talk about again below.
Removing your browser history and search history are two different things, but below we will explain how to clear browser history on LG G4. This could be because your kids or significant other can’t see what you bought for their birthday, general privacy concerns, or other reasons we won’t go into, here’s how to do it.
As we mentioned above, Google Play Store has multiple options and 3rd party browsers ready to be used by users and manufacturers. Google Chrome is the most popular and default browser on our LG G4, so let’s get started.
When using the Google Chrome app on the LG G4 with a web browser, tap the three dots “” icon in the top right. This brings up the dropdown menu where you scroll down and select “”.
As you can see in the image above, you can now access the list of all the websites you have visited in Chrome Browser. Users in line just have to tap the “clear browser data” button at the bottom and then choose what information they want to remove as shown below.
You will get a similar checkbox option as shown above and you can control what you delete forever and what stays. Another great benefit of Google Chrome is that you can remove individual site visits instead of either all or nothing so it doesn’t look like you’re hiding your tracks. Just press x to delete every single call you want removed and that’s it.
To prevent any of this from being a problem in the first place, users can use something called Incognito Mode. While in the LG G4 browser, go to the menu and open an Incognito tab. This ensures that the browser does not remember or save any history, passwords, logins or tracking what you are doing. This is your best bet and is something many users should consider if privacy is a concern.
There are multiple browsers in the Google Play Store that do this by default and will not remember any of your data or information. Dolphin Zero is a good one, or Opera Browser has a browser-wide privacy mode that you can enable. I’d stick with the stock browser or Chrome, but everyone likes something different and the Google Play Store has plenty to choose from on Android.
What we do on our smartphones is our own business, so be sure to follow some of the steps outlined above to prevent it from being recorded or seen by others. Delete this, or anything else you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands.