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How to clear cache, cookies & history in Firefox for mobile

Ben White
12 / 06 / 2024
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Follow these steps to get rid of your entire browsing history, cache, and cookies in Firefox on your mobile. You can pick what data to keep and what to delete.

Before doing so, you may find the following articles helpful:

Clearing cache, cookies & history on Firefox for iPhone

Step 1: Tap the Firefox Menu button

Open the Firefox Menu by tapping the button in the bottom-right corner; it looks like three lines stacked up.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on mobile
This opens the Firefox menu with different options for tasks or settings changes.

Step 2: Tap the “History” menu item

In the Firefox menu, tap History. This shows a list of websites you’ve visited.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on mobile, showing the settings

Step 3: Tap the “Trash Can” icon

At the bottom left, tap the Trash Can icon.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on mobile, showing the history

Step 4: Choose the time-frame to clear

Firefox asks how far back to clear your data. Choose Today, Today and Yesterday, or Everything. Or tap Cancel if you change your mind.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on mobile, showing how to clear the history

Step 5: Tap “Done” to close the History

After clearing your data, tap Done at the top to close the History window. You’re all set to browse the web again.

Delete a specific site from Firefox’s history

If you don’t want to clear all your history, just delete one site. Find the site in your history, swipe it left, and tap the red Delete button that appears.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on mobile, showing how to delete a single thing from the history

 

Clearing cache, cookies & history on Firefox for Android

To clear your private data on Firefox for Android, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Firefox Menu

Look for the menu button with three dots in the top right corner of your screen and tap it.
If you don’t see the button, swipe up on the page to reveal it along with other options like the address bar.

Step 2: Access Settings

In the menu that pops up, scroll down to find “Settings” and select it.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on Android, showing the menu

Step 3: Select ‘Delete Browsing Data’

Within the settings, you’ll see a variety of options. Find and tap on “Delete browsing data.”

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on Android, showing the settings page

Step 4: Choose What to Clear

You’ll see a list of data types such as cache, cookies, and history. Tap each one you want to clear so a blue and white tick appears next to it.

A screenshot of a Firefox browser on Android, showing the settings page for deleting browsing history

Common items to clear are Cache, Cookies & Active Logins, and History. Remember, clearing cookies will sign you out of most sites.

Step 5: Clear the Data

After selecting what to clear, hit the “Clear Data” button at the bottom. If you change your mind, press “Cancel.”

Once done, you can exit the Settings and continue browsing on Firefox.

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