How To Delete Recent Searches On Google

You should know how to delete previous Google searches to remove them from your Google account and browser history.

Since Google is one of the most widely used search engines, it is likely that the majority of Android users have it set as their default search engine without giving it much attention. On the other hand, there are times when an individual could hunt for something peculiar or humiliating without hiding their identity. Your Google search history on your mobile device or computer can, thankfully, be removed quickly and easily with only a few mouse clicks.

If you want to find anything again that you looked up previously, it might be helpful to have a record of everything you’ve looked up on Google and how you found it. Clearing your recent search history, though, maybe something you want to do for privacy reasons or to limit the amount of information Google stores on you.

We’ll walk you through the process of erasing your prior Google searches. This includes the Google search history that is associated with your account, in addition to the history of your browser.

Deleting your search history from your Android phone

Important: If you delete the Search history that’s saved to your Google Account, you can’t get it back.

You can delete a specific activity, or delete your Search history from a specific day, a custom date range, or all time.

  1. Open the Google Search app.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap Search history.
  4. Before you can continue, you must confirm your identity. To do so, tap the blue Verify icon at the bottom of the page.
  5. To proceed, tap Continue and enter your screen lock pattern, password, PIN, or fingerprint.
  6. Your full Search history appears at the bottom of the page, with an X next to each item and day.2 ImagesGoogle Search History 1Google Search History 2
  7. Tap the X next to each query or day to delete it.
  8. To delete items in bulk from your search history, tap the blue Delete icon and select from the available options: Delete today, Delete custom range, Delete all time, or Auto-delete. The first three are self-explanatory and let you delete all searches from the current day, a specific timeframe, or all of them, respectively. Auto-delete allows you to automatically delete searches older than 3, 18, or 36 months, letting you get rid of queries that aren’t relevant anymore.

From Google Chrome

If you use Chrome, you can clear your browsing history in just a few taps:

  1. Tap the three-dot () menu in the upper-right corner.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Privacy and Security.
  3. Tap Clear browsing data.Google Search History 3
  4. Select the data you want to remove and from what range, and then tap Clear data in the lower-right corner.