Delete your activity

When you use Google sites, apps, and services, some of your activity is saved in your Google Account. You can find and delete this activity in My Activity, and you can stop saving most activity at any time.

Delete all activity

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Above your activity, tap Delete .
  3. Tap All time.
  4. Tap Next and then Delete.

Delete individual activity items

For example, this could include a search you did on Google or a website you visited on Chrome:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Scroll down to your activity.
  3. Find the item you want to delete. You can find an item a few different ways, including:
    • Browse by day.
    • Search or use filters.
  4. On the item you want to delete, tap Delete .

Delete your Activity

Delete activity by date or product

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Scroll down to your activity.
  3. Filter your activity. You can filter by both date and product at the same time.
    • To filter by date: Tap Calendar event. Then, select a date to view activity before that date.
    • To filter by product: Tap Search Search. Then, select products you want to include. Some Google products don't save activity in My Activity.
  4. Delete activity.
    • To delete all activity you filtered for: Next to the search bar, tap Delete and then Delete Results.
    • To delete certain items: On the item you want to delete, tap Delete .

Delete your activity automatically

You can automatically delete some of the activity in your Google Account.​

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Manage your Google Account. If you don't use Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com.
  3. At the top, tap Data & privacy.
  4. Scroll to "History settings."
  5. Tap an activity or history setting you want to auto-delete.
  6. Scroll and tap Auto-delete.
  7. Tap the option for how long you want to keep your activity and then Next and then Confirm to save your choice.

Tip: Some activity may expire sooner than the time frame you choose. For example, location info about your device’s general area and IP address is automatically deleted from your Web & App Activity after 30 days.

Delete activity in other places

Your activity might be saved in places other than My Activity. For example, if you've turned on Location History, that activity saves to your Maps Timeline instead. Your Location History saves until you delete it. You can review and change your Location History in your Timeline or at My Google Activity.

Delete other activity saved to your account

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.

  2. Above your activity, in the search bar, tap More More and then Other Google Activity.
  3. From here you can:
    • Delete certain activity: Below the activity, tap Delete.
    • Find where to delete activity: Below the activity, tap Visit, View, or Manage.

Delete browser activity

Your activity might be stored in your browser, even if you delete it from My Activity.

Delete Google app searches from your device

If you use the Google app on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Your activity might be saved to the device, even if you delete it from My Activity.
  • Activity you delete in the Google app might not be deleted from My Activity.

Delete recent searches

To delete recent searches that show up below the search bar:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. Tap the search bar and then View all.
  3. Find the search you want to remove, then swipe it to the left.
  4. Tap Delete.

Delete all past searches

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. Tap the search bar and then View all.
  3. Tap Clear all and then Clear on-device history.

Stop saving searches

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More More and then Turn on incognito. This also stops recent searches from showing up below the search bar.

Learn how to search & browse privately.

Turn off & delete activity

You can control most of the information in My Activity.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & privacy.
  3. Under "History settings," tap an activity or history setting you don't want to save.
  4. Under the setting you don’t want to save, select Turn off.
  5. Follow the steps to turn off the setting, or choose to Turn off or Turn off and delete activity.
    • If you choose Turn off and delete activity, follow the steps to select and confirm what activity you want to delete.

Tip: Some activity isn't included in My Activity.

Stop saving activity temporarily

You can search and browse the web privately.

Tip: If you sign in to your Google Account in a private browsing window, your search activity may be stored in that account.

Fix problems

Deleted activity shows in My Activity

  • Make sure the device is connected to the internet. If you delete items from My Activity on one device, they might still appear on any devices that are offline. When the device connects to the internet, the items will be removed.
  • Clear your cache and cookies.

How your activity is deleted

When you choose to delete activity manually or activity is deleted automatically based on your auto-delete setting, we immediately start the process of removing it from the product and our systems.

First, we aim to immediately remove it from view and the data may no longer be used to personalize your Google experience.

We then begin a process designed to safely and completely delete the data from our storage systems. 

Along with helping you delete data manually or automatically, Google may delete some types of activity sooner when it’s no longer useful to improve your experience. 

For limited purposes, like business or legal requirements, Google may retain certain types of data for an extended period of time.

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