Delete Chrome Browsing Data on iPhone or iPod Touch
To manage your browsing history and other cached data:
Open the Chrome app.
Tap the ellipses (...) in the bottom right corner and select Settings in the menu.
Tap Clear Browsing Data.
Select the items you want to delete from Chrome by tapping them individually to place a check mark next to them.
Clearing Chrome's browsing data does not delete bookmarks, erase the app from your device, or sign you out of your Google account.
Tap Clear Browsing Data and tap it again in the confirmation screen to remove the data from your
Tap Done at the top of the screen when the confirmation pop-up goes away to return to Chrome.
Understanding Chrome's Browsing Data Options
The types of data that Chrome automatically saves include:
- Browsing History: Chrome maintains a record of every website you've visited since the last time you cleared the history. Access these previously viewed sites via Chrome's History screen in the main menu.
- Cookies: Cookies are files placed on your iPhone or iPod touch when you visit certain sites. Each cookie is used to tell a web server when you return to its page. Cookies can help remember specific website settings as well as sensitive information such as login credentials.
- Cached Images and Files: Chrome for iPhone and iPod touch uses its cache to store images, content, and URLs of recently visited web pages. By using the cache, the browser can render these pages much faster on subsequent visits by loading the assets locally from your device's cache rather than from the web server itself.
- Saved Passwords: When you enter a password on a website, Chrome usually asks if you want it to remember the password. If you choose Yes, the password is stored on your device or in the cloud, similar to a password manager.
- Autofill Data: In addition to passwords, Chrome also stores other information that you enter into web forms such as your name, address, and payment information. This data is then used by the browser's Autofill feature to populate similar fields during subsequent sessions.