Google tracks your activity across its services, including the Play Store. Your searches on the Play Store are stored and show up as recent searches. While this feature saves time, you may not always want to be reminded of your previous searches. Google also keeps a record of every app you ever downloaded on your smartphone or affordable Android tablet. However, you can get rid of your search queries and download history whenever you want. This guide walks you through how to delete your Google Play Store history.
How to delete your Google Play Store search history
Deleting your Google Play Store search history is a good idea if you don’t find it useful. While you can delete your Google search history from your desktop, you’ll need an Android device to delete your Play Store history. Also, there isn’t a way to deactivate the search history, so you must delete it manually after each new search.
Follow the steps below to delete your Google Play Store search history using your Android smartphone.
- Open the Google Play Store app.
- Tap your profile icon in the upper-right corner.
- In the menu that opens, tap the Settings option.
- Select General and tap the Account and device preferences option.
- Scroll down to the History section and tap the Clear device search history option.
- In the menu that pops up, select Clear history to continue. This removes all previous searches within the Google Play Store.
How to delete your Google Play Store app download History
Google keeps a list of the apps you downloaded from the Play Store, even if they aren’t installed on your phone anymore. This history helps Google make your searches more relevant and faster if you ever want to reinstall an