Privacy is a growing concern for smartphone users these days, as we use our devices for anything and everything. While lock screens and fingerprint scanners offer excellent security, there are other precautions that can be taken. This quick guide will explain how users can delete or remove their Nexus 5X browser history to prevent things from being seen.
Browser history or form data is one of the many privacy issues owners should be aware of. There are multiple reasons a user might want to delete their internet browser or search history on a smartphone, and we’re sure everyone has their own reasons.
Like many new smartphones, Google Chrome is the only browser on the Nexus 5x, so the process is extremely easy. Unlike Samsung and others that have to deal with more than one. Below are the quick and simple steps users should take to completely clear Nexus 5x history. Lets start.
Owners are signed into a Gmail account, almost all of which are for actually using an Android smartphone, everything you search for is recorded, and this includes the entire browser (Google Chrome) search and visit history. That’s what we’re aiming for here today. It only takes a moment and you can even clear individual calls instead of everything, so you don’t look like you’re hiding your tracks.
Browser history and search history removal are two different things and today we are focusing on browser history here. This could be due to kids or significant other not being able to see what they bought for their birthday or Christmas, general privacy concerns, or many other reasons we won’t go into. To each their own.
The Nexus 5x only has Google Chrome, so we have one simple set of instructions and a few taps to clear your tracks. Simply tap on a few settings and clear everything or just what you want.
To get started, open Google Chrome. This is the web browser. Once you open it, look up and tap the three dots “” in the top right. This will open a drop-down menu where you scroll down and select “”.
In the History tab, users will have access to a list of all websites visited so far in Chrome Browser. Queuing users just have to tap the “clear browser data” button at the bottom and then choose what information they want to remove as shown in the screenshots below.
You will have a similar checkbox option with our screenshots and users will have control over what gets deleted or what stays or clear everything. Another great benefit of Google Chrome is that you can remove individual site visits or searches instead of either all or nothing so it doesn’t look like you’re hiding your tracks. Simply press x to delete each call you want removed.
This is where Google helps us with everyday things or forms, so users will be careful not to clear “Autofill data”. Things like email addresses, logins, or passwords that users choose to be saved by Google Chrome. So you will have to re-login to everything. Nobody wants to do this.
Or we can avoid all this altogether by deleting everything from the beginning. This is a feature called Incognito Mode in many browsers (including Chrome). While in the browser, hit the menu at the top and create a . This ensures that Google Chrome does not remember or save any history, passwords, logins or site visits or anything. This is the best way to do things and is something many users should consider if privacy is a concern.
As an Android device we have many options. Some of these are 3rd party browsers that Google Chrome users can install, never remembering anything. Dolphin Zero is a good one, or Opera has a browser-wide privacy mode that can be turned on. Basically replacing Google Chrome with something a little more specific. Personally, I use Google Chrome, but everyone likes something different, and the Google Play Store has a lot to choose from.
What we do on our smartphones or tablets is our own business, so follow some of the aforementioned steps to prevent it from being recorded or seen by others. These steps are similar for almost all Android smartphones and tablets, and even many third-party browsers. Give it a try and stop this from being a problem in the first place.