While being able to go through your Amazon browsing history is generally a good thing, there are some circumstances where it’s probably a good idea to turn it off. For example, if you’re shopping for a surprise gift for your spouse and they have access to your Amazon account and can easily look at your recent browsing history. Thankfully, Amazon makes it easy to find and delete either individual items from your browsing history, delete all items from your browsing history, or turn off and stop Amazon from showing your recent browsing history altogether.
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Steps to Find and Delete Your Browsing History in Amazon App
- Launch the Amazon app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Amazon home screen.
- Tap the “Profile” icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen. Your Amazon profile screen opens.
- Tap “Your Account” at the top of this screen. Your Amazon account menu is displayed.
- Scroll down to the Personalized Content section, and then tap “Browsing History.” You’ll arrive at the Your Browsing History screen where you can see a list of the items you’ve recently viewed on Amazon.
- If you want to remove a single item from your recently viewed browsing history, navigate to that item, and then click “Remove from View.” The item image will be faded into the background and a Removed message will be displayed.
- Alternatively, you can tap “Remove All Items from View” at the top of this screen to immediately remove all of your recently viewed items on Amazon.
- And finally, if you want to stop Amazon from showing all of your recently viewed items in your browsing history, you can tap “Turn Recently Viewed Items Off” at the top of this screen.
You’ll see a message warning you that items you click on or search going forward will not be displayed in your Amazon browsing history. Tap “Turn Off Browsing History” to stop your Amazon browsing history from being presented in this section going forward.
You’ll now see a note on the Your Browsing History screen that the feature is turned off.
Reasons to Clear Your Amazon Browsing History
1. Privacy Concerns
Clearing your Amazon browsing history is an essential step to maintain privacy and confidentiality. By removing saved data, you can keep your personal information secure and protect it from unauthorized access. Browse the web with confidence, knowing your privacy is protected.
2. Prevent Unwanted Recommendations
When you shop on Amazon, your browsing history is used to recommend products and services based on your previous activity. Clearing your browsing history can prevent these recommendations, giving you greater control over the products and services you see.
3. Fix Technical Issues
Clearing your Amazon browsing history can help resolve technical issues, such as slow loading times, by removing corrupted data and refreshing the browser. Get back to fast, smooth browsing with just a few clicks.
4. Avoid Shared Recommendations
When multiple people use the same device, their browsing history can become intertwined, leading to shared recommendations. Clearing your browsing history helps to avoid this, giving you more control over the products and services you see.
5. Start Fresh
Clearing your browsing history allows you to start fresh, with a clean slate and new recommendations based on your current interests and needs. Re-discover Amazon, and enjoy a personalized shopping experience.
6. Prevent Accidental Purchases
Accidentally leaving items in your shopping cart is a common occurrence, but it can be prevented by clearing your browsing history. By removing saved items, you can ensure that you only make purchases you intended to make. Keep your shopping experience organized and on-track with regular browsing history cleaning.