How to Delete and Pause your Google Search history

How to Delete and Pause your Google Search history

Updated on August 24, 2021

Did you know that Google tracks everything you do online while signed in to your Google account? Yes, Google keeps a record of every search you do, every website you visit and every YouTube video you watch. It also stores location history and other sensitive information when using its products and services.

Well, it seems a good feature, it can easily help you find what you've searched for in the past. But seriously, if you care more about your personal privacy on the internet, it may be better to clear those searches from your Google account and stop Google from archiving your searches. What if those information ends up in the wrong hands by a way or another? Simply, you'll find yourself in an embarrassing situation. You may have many things that you want to keep to yourself.

So, if you decided to delete your Google search history permanently, you can follow the steps described below. I will show you exactly how to view and delete your history as well as stopping Google from remembering your future searches on both computer and pnone.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

1. How to Delete Google Search history on computer?

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To get started, go to the My Activity page by visiting this link: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity

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If you're not logged to your google account, you'll be prompted to sign in using your Email and password.

Google My Activity Sign In
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Once you have signed into your account, you'll see all the searches that you've searched for in the past.

Google logging
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Click the three vertical dots icon at the top right, then click Item view.

Google Page History Item View
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Now, if you would like to delete individual searches, you can do that by clicking on the X icon next to any item you want to remove.

Delete individual Google searches
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To delete all the searches you've made at once, click the three vertical dots at the top, then click Delete activity by.

Delete all Google search history
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From here, select All time.

Clear all Google search history
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Click Next.

Clear all Google search history - Next
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Press DELETE to confirm the deletion of your whole google search history.

Delete Google activity all time
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Click the X icon to exit.

Delete Google Activity All Time - Deletion Complete
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After getting rid of the search history, it's time time now to stop Google from tracking your future activity. To do so, click Web & App Activity.

Google Web & App Activity
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To pause your google search history, you'll need to turn off the switch by moving it to the left.

Google History - Turn off the switch
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Click PAUSE.

Pause web & app activity
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Click the X icon to exit.

Web & app activity paused

As you can see, Web & App Activity has been paused.

Web & app activity paused

That's it! That's how you can find and delete the search history on Google using a computer or laptop. If you'd like to clear your google search history on phone, please read the instructions below

Google about 5 months ago 02:14

2. How to Delete Google Search history on phone?

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Open the Google app, then log into your account, if needed.

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Tap your profile icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Google App Profile Icon
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In the popup window that appears, tap Manage your Google Account.

Manage your Google Account
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At the top menu, tap Data & personalization.

Data & personalization
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Scroll down to the Activity and timeline section and tap My Activity.

Google My-Activity
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Scroll down a bit , then tap the three-dot icon found in the search box and select Item View.

Google Search History Item View
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To delete a specific search, tap the X icon next to the search you want to delete.

Delete Individual Searches
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To delete all search history at once, tap the Delete button.

Delete All Searches At Once
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In the popup window, select All time.

Delete Google Activity All Time
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Next, tap the Delete button at the bottom right of the popup window, to confirm the deletion of your Google activity.

Confirm Google Activity Deletion
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If you'd like to pause your google search history and stop Google from saving your future activity, tap Web & App Activity.

Web & App Activity
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Next, slide the switch to the left .

Turn Off Web & App Activity
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Finally, to complete the process, tap Pause.

Pause Google Web & App Activity

That's it! that's how you clear your Google search history on phone.

Google about 5 months ago 02:29

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