How to Erase Certain History on an HTC EVO

by Danielle Fernandez

The data cache and histories from your apps and Internet browsing can be a drain on your HTC EVO's resources. With a limited amount of memory available, you may notice faulty device behavior -- jumpy video streaming, frozen screens or extended app load times, for example. Periodically clearing the app and browser data reserves can speed up your EVO and make more room for new content.

Clear Web Browser History


Navigate to the Home screen on your HTC EVO, and then launch the Internet app.


Tap the "Menu" icon, which looks like three small stacked squares, and then tap "History."


Long-press on a site listing in the History tab, and then select "Delete" to clear it from the list. Alternately, tap "Clear All" to delete the entire history.


Tap the "Most Visited" tab, long-press on a site listing, and then select "Delete" to clear it from the list. To delete all listings, tap "Clear All" instead.

Clear App Data


Swipe downward from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel, and then tap the "Options" gear icon.


Tap "Apps," and then tap the tab at the top for the apps you wish to manage. You can select from "Downloaded," "On Phone Storage," "Running" or "All" apps.


Tap the application whose cache or data you wish to delete, and then tap "Clear Data" or "Clear Cache."

Clear Google Play Search History


Tap "Google Play" from your device's Home screen.


Press the "Menu" button, and then tap "Settings."


Tap “Clear Search History.”


  • check Many individual apps -- YouTube and Maps, for example -- also offer history-clearing options within the main menu.


  • close Information in this article applies to the HTC EVO 4G LTE. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

Based in Tampa, Fla., Danielle Fernandez been writing, editing and illustrating all things technology, lifestyle and education since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, Working Mother magazine, and a variety of technical publications, including BICSI's "Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual." Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.

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