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You can view and clear your Microsoft Edge browsing history stored on a single device, across all synced devices, and in the cloud. You may choose to clear your browsing history at any time. 

Clear browsing data stored on your device

To clear your Microsoft Edge browsing data, first decide if you want to delete the data only on the device you're currently using, or across all synced devices. To clear browsing data just on the device you're currently using, make sure sync is turned off. If you want to clear browsing data on all synced devices, make sure you are signed in and sync is turned on.  Items that are synced will be cleared across all synced devices.

To turn off sync: 

  1. Select Settings and more .

    An image showing the Settings and more menu in Microsoft Edge.

  2. Go to Settings  > Profiles > Sync and select Turn off sync

To clear your browsing data in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Select Settings and more Settings  > Privacy, search, and services .

  2. Under Clear browsing data > Clear browsing data now, select Choose what to clear.

  3. Under Time range, choose a time range from the drop-down menu.

  4. Choose the types of browsing data you want to clear (see the table below for descriptions).
    For example, you may want to remove browsing history and cookies but keep passwords and form fill data.

  5. Select Clear now.

Clear browsing data stored in the cloud (if you’ve turned on sync or personalization)

To manage and delete data saved in the Microsoft cloud, see the privacy dashboard. On the privacy dashboard you can view or delete your data. Data that you delete on the privacy dashboard won’t be deleted from your device.

To learn more about how to stop sharing your data with Microsoft, see Microsoft Edge browsing data and privacy.

Browsing data you can delete in Microsoft Edge

Types of info

What will be deleted

Where it's stored

Browsing history

The URLs of sites you've visited, and the dates and times of each visit.

On your device (or, if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Download history

The list of files you've downloaded from the web. This only deletes the list, not the actual files that you've downloaded.

On your device

Cookies and other site data

Information and data that websites store on your device to remember your preferences, such as sign-in info, your location, or media licenses.

On your device

Cached images and files

Copies of pages, images, and other media content stored on your device. The browser uses these copies to load content faster the next time you visit those sites.

On your device

Passwords

Site passwords that you've saved.

On your device (or, if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Autofill form data (includes forms and cards) 

Info that you've entered into forms, such as your email, credit card, or a shipping address.

On your device (or, if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Site permissions

Go to Settings and more Settings  > Cookies and site permissions to see a list for each website, including location, cookies, pop-ups, and media autoplay.

On your device

All data from the previous version of Microsoft Edge

All data including history, favorites, passwords, and more from the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

On your device (or, if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Media Foundation data

Includes licenses, certificates, keys, and more. Data is cleared after you restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

On your device (or, if sync is turned on, across your synced devices)

Clear Internet Explorer browsing data using Microsoft Edge

Using Microsoft Edge, you can clear all browsing data from Internet Explorer. Clearing Internet Explorer browsing data won’t affect your browsing data in another browser.

Note: This is only available if your organization has turned on Internet Explorer mode.

  1. Select Settings and more Settings  > Privacy, search, and services .

  2. Under Clear browsing data for Internet Explorer > Clear browsing data now, select Choose what to clear.

  3. Choose the types of data you want to clear.

  4. Select Delete.

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