View and delete browser history in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Mobile

Applies to: Microsoft EdgeWindows 10 Mobile

Your browsing history—including info you've entered into forms, passwords, and sites you've visited—is the information that Microsoft Edge remembers and stores on a mobile phone as you browse the web.

Most of this info is stored on your device only, but if you use Cortana, some info is also stored in the cloud, to help her bring you more timely and personal suggestions and assistance.

  1. To view your browsing history, select See more  > History .
  2. Select Clear all history.
  3. Choose the types of data you want to remove from your PC, then select Clear.
  4. If you use Cortana and want to clear browsing history that's stored in the cloud, select Change what Microsoft Edge knows about me in the cloud, then select Clear browsing history.

What gets deleted when you clear your browsing history

Types of infoWhat gets deletedWhere it's stored
Browsing historyThe URLs of sites you've visited, and the dates and times of each visit.In the cloud and on your device
Cookies and saved website dataInfo that sites store on your phone to remember your preferences, such as sign-in info or your location.On your device
Cached data and filesCopies of pages, images, and other media content stored on your phone. The browser uses these copies to load content faster the next time you visit those sites.On your device
Download historyThe 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
Form dataInfo that you've entered into forms, such as your email or a shipping address.On your device
PasswordsPasswords that you've saved for sites.On your device
Media licensesPlayReady/Digital Rights Management content licenses.On your device
Location permissionsA list of websites that you've explicitly allowed to grab your location.On your device
Full screen permissionsA list of websites that you've explicitly allowed to automatically open in full-screen mode.On your device