How to Stop Sharing Your Browser History with Other Devices?

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It is important to consider the privacy that comes with browsing the web. Many people use multiple devices, such as a laptop and a smartphone, to access webpages and it is important to not share your browser history between these devices. There are many ways that you can protect your privacy when browsing the web and stop sharing your browser history with other devices.

First, if you have multiple devices, make sure that you are signed into the same Google account on each device. This will ensure that whatever Web & App Activity is recorded on each device will be stored in the same place and will not be shared across devices.

Second, use private browsing mode when you want to keep your tabs from being synced between browsers. Private browsing mode prevents open tabs from being synced but also disables your browsing history, which helps keep your information private.

Third, turn off Safari syncing in Settings > iCloud if you want to stop syncing bookmarks between devices. This will ensure that all of your bookmarks remain local to the device they were created on rather than being shared across all of your devices.

Finally, if you are using third-party apps or services such as Twitter or Facebook, make sure that you have set up the correct privacy settings for those services so that you do not share data with others who have access to those same apps or services.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your online activity is kept private and secure and prevent it from being shared with other users or devices without your permission.

Stopping Sharing Browsing History Between Devices

To stop sharing your browsing history between devices, you’ll need to turn off Web & App Activity in your Google Account settings. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device’s Settings app. Then, select Google and Manage Your Google Account. Tap Data & Personalization and then under “Activity controls,” tap Web & App Activity. Finally, turn Web & App Activity off. This will stop sharing your browsing history between devices connected to this Google Account.

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Preventing Safari History from Being Shared Across Devices

To prevent Safari history from being shared across devices, you’ll need to turn off Safari Syncing in Settings > iCloud. This will stop iCloud from syncing your open Safari tabs, browsing history, and bookmarks across all your devices. You can also turn on Private Browsing in Safari settings, which will prevent open tabs from being synced but also disables your browsing history.

Stopping Browsing History Sharing Between Devices on iPhone

In order to stop sharing browsing history between devices on iPhone, you will need to access the Activity app. From here, tap Sharing and then select the person you are currently sharing with. You can then either tap Remove Friend or Hide My Activity. This will stop the sharing of your browsing history with that person. If you wish to share your browsing history with others, you can do so using third-party apps.

Search History Syncing Across Devices

Your search history may be showing up on other devices because you’re signed into the same Google account on both devices. When you sign into a Google account on one device, your Web & App Activity, and other account information will be stored in that account, and this will be reflected across any other device or browser where you’re signed in with the same Google account. To ensure that your search history isn’t shared across multiple devices, make sure you’re not signed into the same Google account on both.

Can Remote Devices Access My Browser History?

It is possible for someone to view your browser history from another device, although it is not a common occurrence. There are certain ways that someone can gain access to your browsing activity on another device, such as by syncing the devices or by using spyware. Syncing your browser allows someone to have access to all of the same websites and pages you visit across multiple devices. Spyware is malicious software that can be installed on a device without the user’s knowledge. Once installed, this software can capture and store information, including browsing history and other personal data. Therefore, it is important to be aware of who has access to your devices and make sure they are secure in order to protect your privacy.

Can My Browsing History Be Viewed From Another Computer?

Yes, they can. When you visit websites or use online services, your browsing history is stored on the computer you are using. If someone has access to the same computer, they may be able to view your browsing history. For example, if you leave the computer unattended or logged in and someone else accesses it then they could potentially see what websites you have been visiting. To protect your privacy, it is important to take steps such as clearing your browser history regularly and using a secure connection such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a secure web proxy to encrypt your data and keep your browsing history private from prying eyes.

Sharing Search History Between Apple Devices

Yes, search history is shared between Apple devices if they are sharing the same iCloud account. This means that when you search for something on your device, it will be accessible on all other devices linked to the same iCloud account. To prevent this from happening, you can either turn on Private Browsing in Safari or turn off Safari in Settings>iCloud.


In conclusion, browser history is an important part of our online experience. It allows us to easily access the sites we have visited, as well as provides us with useful data on our browsing behavior. It is important to remember that this information can be accessed by others, so it is important to take steps to protect your privacy when browsing the web. Finally, understanding how your browser handles this data can help you better control your information and ensure that it remains private.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.