How to Delete Google History

Anytime you realized something itchy in your security and wanted to delete Google history, it is not that simple as clicking a button to completely clear all the footpath. Google collects user data and history in so many ways that you can’t even realize. Even they are doing it for a positive purpose of service their users better, it leaves a dark mark behind you. So, at any time you wanted to erase Google history from any of your devices including PC, Smartphones, or Mac, this comprehensive guide can help you throughout the process.

In this article, we will be providing the complete step by step procedure in clearing Google history as well as preventing them storing information on your account in future. So that, you can be 100% sure that Google’s eyes are no more behind you. Follow the appropriate methods from the following sections according to your needs and the device you are using.

Note: Be cautious that deleting Google history will permanently remove all your recent search data as well as any other cookies or tracking. This process may not be reversible, and Google may fail to provide personalized user experience after preventing them from tracking you.

How to Clear Google History

Here are the different methods to delete Google history from your devices.

Clear Browing History

How to Delete Google History from Computer

  1. Oen Google Chrome Browser.
  2. Click the Hamburger menu at the top right.
  3. Click the History option under History.
  4. Now, click on the button Clear browsing data.
  5. Here select the things like Cookies, Cache, Saved passwords, etc. that you want to delete.
  6. And select the beginning of time option if you want to clear the entire history or select the appropriate option.
  7. After setting all the details, click the button Clear browsing data.
  8. It will clear all your browsing history.

How to Delete Google History from Android

  1. Open Chrome app.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu at the top right corner.
  3. Now, tap History.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, you will see an option namely Clear Browsing Data. Click on that.
  5. Check the options that you want to clear.
  6. Tap Clear data.
  7. It will clear history in your Android smartphone or tablet.

How to Delete Google History from iOS

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iOS devices like iPad or iPod.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu at the top right corner.
  3. Now, tap History.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, tap Clear Browsing Data.
  5. Check the items that you want to clear.
  6. Tap Clear Browsing Data option.
  7. Confirm the action if prompted.
  8. Tap Done at the top right.

Delete entire Google Web & App History

The steps to erase Google Web & App history, as well as other activities, are similar on any platforms like PC, Android and, iOS. So no different steps are required.

How to Delete all Major Google Web & App History

  1. Open Google Web & App History page.
  2. Click on the hamburger menu at the top right corner.
  3. Click Delete Activity By option.
  4. Now set the filters like date, content, etc.
  5. Click on the Delete button and confirm the action if prompted.
  6. It will clear all of your recent Web & App history from all of your devices.

How to Delete other Google Activities

Even after clearing the Web & App history, the details such as Device information, Location history, Google Play sound search, etc. will remain in your account. To delete them, just follow the below steps.

  1. Open Google Web & App History page.
  2. Click on the option saying Other Google Activity on the left sidebar.
  3. Here you can find a Delete button under specific options like Google Assistant, YouTube “Not interested” feedback, etc.
  4. Click on them to clear those specific details.
  5. Confirm the action if prompted.

Delete Google History using Apps on Android and iOS

If you are using Android or iOS devices to remove Google history, there are plenty of apps available on the play store or iTunes store to help you in the process. They will automate the process without having to worry about the complicated steps. One best example is the History Eraser – Privacy Clean app available in the play store. You can download it from the following link.

After installing the application, you can clear almost of your device history including, App Cache, Call log, Browser history, Clipboard date, etc. by tapping on a single button.

How to Turn off Google History Storing in Future

Now you got the methods to clear all existing history data from Google. Now, if you want to prevent Google from storing your history and data in future, you can follow the simple steps given below.

  1. Open Google Web & App History page.
  2. Click on the hamburger menu at the top right corner.
  3. Click Activity Controls option.
  4. Now, you can see the options like Web & App Activity, Location History, Device Information, Voice & Audio Activity, YouTube Search History, YouTube Watch History, etc.
  5. Turn the slider button to off to pause storing the history of that specific option.
  6. Confirm the action by clicking on Pause in the confirmation popup.
  7. Now, the future data will not be saved for the turned off services.

That’s all what you have to do to prevent Google from storing your history in future. Now, you have successfully cleared the existing Google history as well as secured your account for future. In case you wanted some customized experience such as targetted ad servicing and optimized search results, you can anytime roll back the changes by following the same steps given above and doing the opposite like sliding the buttons to on.

But remember, the cleared history data is gone forever, and it is probably not possible to roll it back. So, always be cautious before clearing them or manually choose only the specific items to delete on each process.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
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