Manage & Delete your Search history in Android

Managing and deleting your search history on an Android device can help maintain privacy and free up storage space. Here’s a general guide on how to do it. Please note that the steps might vary slightly depending on your device and the version of Android you’re using.

Clearing Google Search History:

  1. Open the Google app:
    • Open the Google app on your Android device.
  2. Access your account:
    • Tap on your profile picture or initial in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Go to “Search history”:
    • Tap “Search history.”
  4. Clear history:
    • You can clear your entire search history by tapping “Clear all” or remove specific items by selecting them and then tapping “Delete.”

Clearing Chrome Browser History:

If you use the Google Chrome browser, your search history may also be stored there.

  1. Open Chrome:
    • Open the Chrome app on your Android device.
  2. Access the menu:
    • Tap on the three dots in the top-right corner to open the menu.
  3. Go to “History”:
    • Select “History” from the menu.
  4. Clear browsing data:
    • Tap “Clear browsing data.”
  5. Choose data to clear:
    • Select “Browsing history” and any other data you want to clear.
  6. Clear data:
    • Tap “Clear data.”

Adjusting Google Account Settings:

  1. Go to Google Account settings:
    • Open your device settings and navigate to “Google” or “Accounts.”
  2. Access Google Account:
    • Tap on your Google account.
  3. Manage activity controls:
    • Look for “Manage your Google activity” or similar options.
  4. Pause or adjust settings:
    • You can pause certain types of activity tracking or adjust the settings according to your preferences.

Using Google My Activity:

  1. Visit My Activity page:
  2. Sign in:
    • Sign in with the Google account associated with your Android device.
  3. Delete activity:
    • You can view and delete specific items or use the “Delete activity by” option to remove data for a specific time range.

Clearing Local Device Search History:

  1. Device settings:
    • Open your device’s settings.
  2. Apps or Application Manager:
    • Find and select “Apps” or “Application Manager.”
  3. Select the Google app:
    • Locate the Google app and tap on it.
  4. Clear cache and data:
    • Tap on “Storage” and then choose “Clear cache” and “Clear data.”

These steps should help you manage and delete your search history on an Android device. Keep in mind that the specific names of options and menus may vary based on your device and Android version.