1. hyzerponix's Avatar
    Okay, I know where the "clear web browser history/cache/cookies etc." options are on my EVO, but I noticed the past pages can still be accessed by way of the "back" button. Is there an App or any other way to delete these past pages so they cannot be accessed with the "back" button? Just wanting something like this for privacy reasons in case someone asks to play with the phone.

    I am a total newbie to Android and smart phones in general. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    -Mike
    06-09-2010 02:51 PM
  2. Foxman's Avatar
    I think I know what you mean, you erase the history, but you can still go "back" in the browser. Do the following, open up the Windows menu, create a new window/tab. The browser automatically switches to this new page, but go back to the windows menu and close the window you came from with the X. This cleares the backtrack history since it is tied to the window/tab, now you can erase your private data.
    06-09-2010 04:25 PM
  3. hyzerponix's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply, Foxman. I think that might work for now, but I do hope to find an App that can completely clear all browsing history including the ability to reach past pages with the "back" button.
    Last night at work, I let a female engineer play with the phone, and she hit the "back" button and an email of a nasty pic someone sent me popped up, and it was rather embarrassing. Just trying to ensure something like that doesn't happen again!

    -Mike
    06-09-2010 04:46 PM
  4. z0phi3l's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the back button only worked for the current session like on a desktop browser, so if you exit to the main screen it would clear the history, an I wrong here?
    06-09-2010 05:12 PM
  5. Lactose The Intolerant's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the back button only worked for the current session like on a desktop browser, so if you exit to the main screen it would clear the history, an I wrong here?
    Correct - you are wrong. Simply exiting to the main screen does not clear your history.
    06-09-2010 06:44 PM
  6. Foxman's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the back button only worked for the current session like on a desktop browser, so if you exit to the main screen it would clear the history, an I wrong here?
    Yup! Since the apps stay in the memory after you close them, they will only reset if the Android system kills them for some reason.
    06-10-2010 03:01 AM
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