How to clear Google history

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Does it bother you that, while you search on Google, the search engine suggests the words to type by recalling searches you had done in the past? I bet yes, you're a guy who cares about his own privacy, and that's why I want to show you today how to delete google searches.


With a few simple steps, you can stop Google from "snooping" and immediately show your old searches while you type a few letters in the search bar, regardless of the browser you use to browse the Internet. Let's start with the procedure for deactivating the history that Google automatically saves on its servers (therefore visible on any browser and device), then we will move on to the process of removing the local history from all the main navigation programs.



So, are you ready to go to work? Choose whether to disable the Google history completely or to delete only some elements contained in it and proceed following the instructions I am about to give you, I can assure you that it is much easier than you imagine. Enjoy your reading and have fun!

Disable Google Web History

From computer

Per disable Google web history, the one that stores on our account all the searches we have carried out to refine the reonts of subsequent searches, you must connect to the main page of the famous search engine (being connected to your account), click on the tua photo at the top right and select the item Personal account give the menu to compare.


At this point, go to the section Personal information and privacy of the management panel of your Google account, get to the middle of the page that opens and click on the item Gestisci timeline to access your search history.


Now you have to choose whether to delete only specific searches from the Google history or to completely disable the search history function. In the first case, put the check mark next to the individual searches you want to delete (click on the button with the square at the top left to select all the items on the current page). Finally, press on the button Delete that appears at the top right and that's it.

If you want to permanently disable the storage of your online searches, go back to the management panel of your Google account, select the item Personal information and privacy, deactivate the switch for the option Browsing and research activities e presses the button Suspend but I will complete the operation.

Disabling the Google history certainly increases the privacy level of your account, however it negatively affects the effectiveness of services such as Google Now, which use previous searches to offer the user interesting content.

If you want to limit Google history without turning it off entirely, you can remove the tick from the option Include Chrome and other app history in your Web & App Activity. This way online searches will continue to be stored but will not include activities performed in Chrome or other applications.

Da smartphone and tablet Android


A terminal was used Android, you can disable Google history by starting the app Google settings (the gear icon with the letter “G” printed in the center) and selecting the item Personal info and privacy from the screen that opens. Then, "tap" on the option Activity managementi went his Web and app activities e move up OFF the lever located at the top right. When asked if you want to completely disable the search history, answer in the affirmative by pressing the button Suspend And that's it.


Don't you want to deactivate the Google history but only delete individual contents from it? Then come back in Google Settings> Personal Info & Privacy> Activity Management> App & Web Activity e presses the button Gestisci timeline. At this point, put the check mark next to the searches to be deleted, press the button Delete that appears at the top right and the selected contents will be permanently deleted from the Google history.

You can also limit Google's history partially, i.e. deactivating it only for apps and Chrome. To do this, go back to the screen Google Settings> Personal Info & Privacy> Activity Management> App & Web Activity and remove the check mark from the item Include Chrome and other app history in your Web & App Activity.

Another important thing to know is that Google can also store the history of the geographic location of the smartphone. This function increases the usefulness of services such as Google Now (in which, for example, traffic information relating to a route you usually take can be shown), but it also represents an invasion of the user's privacy. If you want to disable this feature, go to the menu  Google Settings> Personal Info and Privacy> Activity Management Android, select the item Google location history and move up OFF the lever located at the top right of the screen that opens.

Da iPhone/iPad

If you have installed the Google app on your iPhone or iPad, you can turn off the search history in a very simple way. All you have to do is press on tua photo located at the top left, select the items Privacy e Navigation from the screen that opens and move to OFF the lever relative to the history on device. This will disable the local storage of searches made on your iPhone / iPad. To delete the searches already stored on the device, press the button Clear history on device.


If you want to clear your online search history and not just the local one, go back to the menu Privacy> Navigation of the Google app and select the item Manage your Google search history. At this point, put the check mark next to the searches you want to delete from the online history and press the button Delete which appears at the top right to complete the operation.

To completely disable online history storage, go to the menu Privacy> Navigation of the Google app, then move to Manage your activity history and move the lever relative to the option to OFF Browsing and research activities.

Clear Google local history

Now let's see how to delete the search history locally, the one that browsers save on the memory of PCs, smartphones and tablets. Note that this setting has no effect on Google's online history: if you don't turn that off, the search engine will continue to "spy" on your activities.

Google Chrome

If you use Chrome, you can disable Google's suggestions by simply clicking on the button Menu (the icon with the three horizontal lines) located at the top right and selecting the item Settings give the menu to compare.

Now, scroll all the way down the tab that opens and select the item Show advanced settings. Then remove the check mark from the item Use a prediction service to complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or in the application launcher search box to turn off search suggestions.

If you want to clear the history of previous searches, click on the button Clear browsing data, make sure that the item is set in the box that opens Tutto next to the wording Delete the following items from, make sure there is a tick next to the items related to Navigazione timeline and Data from the automatic filling of forms and cheap with Clear browsing data but I will complete the operation.

To perform the same operations in the Chrome for smartphones and tablets Android, press the pulsating Menu located at the top right (the icon with the three dots) and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. Then go to the section Privacy in the browser configuration panel and uncheck the option Search suggestions and URLs. Once this step is completed, go to Menu> History, pig on on bottone Clear browsing data, make sure there is a tick next to the items related to chronologycompilation data I awarded Clear data but I will complete the operation.

On iPhone and iPad, the procedure to follow is practically the same: you have to press the button Menu Chrome at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. After that you have to go up Privacy and you have to move on OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Show tips. To clear your existing search history, go to Clear browsing data, make sure there is a check mark next to the items Navigazione timelineAutofill data and presses the button Clear browsing data but I will complete the operation.

Internet Explorer

Do you want delete Google searches even when they appear as suggestions in the Internet Explorer search bar? Nothing simpler. Start the Windows browser and access its settings by first clicking on the button in the shape of gear which is located at the top and then on the item Internet options menu that appears.

In the window that opens, go to the tab Content and click on the button Settings placed under the heading Automatic completion. Then remove the check mark from the item Address bar and click on the button OK twice in succession to save the settings. If you want to clear the history of previous searches, click on the button Delete History Autocomplete. To also clear the browsing history, go to the tab General of the Internet option and click on the button Delete which is located at the bottom right.

Microsoft Edge

In Windows 10, Internet Explorer has been joined (we can say almost replaced) by Microsoft Edge. If you use this browser and want to delete your search history, press the button (...) located at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that opens. Then click on the button Choose the items to delete and proceed to delete the history: by clicking on the button Clear you can delete the list of websites visited while clicking on the item Clear your search history you can clear your Bing or Google search history, depending on which search engine is set as the default in your browser.

To turn off hints from appearing as you type, go to the menu (…)> Settings Microsoft Edge, presses the button Visualizza impostazioni advance and move up Disabled the relative levetta all'opzione Show search and site suggestions as you type.

Mozilla Firefox

To clear the quick search bar history of Mozilla Firefox, start the browser, click on the button Menu located at the top right (the icon with the three horizontal lines) and select the item Options / Preferences from the box that appears. In the window that opens, select the item Research from the left sidebar and remove the check mark from the item View search suggestions to save the changes.

If you want to delete the history of previous searches, go to the tab Privacy, click on the item clear recent history, set the option all in the drop-down menu Time interval to clear and pigia his Cancel now to complete the operation (making sure the Forms and searches is active).

Su Android, you can perform these operations by pressing the button Menu located at the top right (the icon with the three dots) and selecting the items Settings> Search from the screen that opens. You must then remove the check mark from the item Show search suggestions And that's it. To clear the history, instead, go back to the Firefox home screen, go to the tab Chronology and presses the button Delete chronology.

Su iPhone and iPad, the procedure to follow is slightly different. To disable the search suggestions you must first press oncard indicator located at the top right and then on the icon ofgear. Next you need to move up Research and set the option View tips su OFF. To clear the history, go back to the main menu with the Firefox settings and select the item Delete personal data from the latter.

Safari

It was used Safari on Mac you can clear the list of recent searches by simply clicking on the address bar, filling it with one blank space (by pressing the space bar on the keyboard) and selecting the item Clear recent searches from the menu that appears. To completely disable search suggestions, go to the menu instead Safari> Preferences, select the tab Search and uncheck the item Include search engine suggestions. If you want to clear the local history, select the entry Clear history and website data from the menu Chronology.

Su iPhone and iPad, the same procedure can be carried out by going to the Settings of iOS, by selecting the icon Safari from the screen that opens and moving up OFF the option toggle Search engine suggestions. The history, on the other he, can be deleted by pressing the button Clear website data e chronology present in the same screen.



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