How to See or Clear the Browsing History on Your PlayStation 4

The web browser on Sony’s PlayStation 4 remembers your browsing history, just like desktop browsers do. You can view your browsing history on the console—and delete it, if you like.

Unfortunately, the PS4 doesn’t offer a private browsing mode. If you want to browse privately, you’ll just have to clear your browsing history after each session.

How to See and Clear Your Browsing History

To find your browsing history in the Internet Browser app, press the “Options” button on your DualShock 4 controller, select “Browsing History,” and then press the “X” button.

You’ll see your web browsing history here, and you can scroll through the list and press the “X” button on a selected web page to reopen any item in your browser.

To clear your history, press the “Options” button on your controller again, and then click the “Clear Browsing History” button.

How to Erase Your Frequently Used Pages

Your PS4 also remembers a list of your frequently used pages (those you’ve opened a bunch lately). To open the list, press the “R2” button on the controller (the right trigger) on the main browsing view.

Press the “Options” button again, and then select “Delete All” to delete your entire list of recently used pages.

You can also select an individual page here, press “Options,” and select “Delete” to remove just that page.

How to Delete Cookies and Cache Files

The Internet Browser app also remembers cookies and website data. To delete these, press the “Options” button on the main browsing view, and then select “Settings.”

To clear your cookies, select the “Delete Cookies” option. To clear downloaded website data, select the “Clear Website Data” option.

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