View & control activity in your account

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.

What My Activity is

My Activity is a central place to view and manage activity such as searches you've done, websites you've visited, and videos you've watched.

How activity works

When you use certain Google services, such as Search, YouTube, or Chrome, your activity can be saved as data to your account. This activity helps make your experience on Google faster and more useful.

The kinds of activity that show up in My Activity depend on which Google products you use and which Activity controls are turned on.

When activity gets saved to your account

Activity is saved when you're signed in to your Google Account.

Your Activity controls control most of the activity that's saved to your account.

Find & view activity

Your activity is listed as individual items, starting with the most recent. 

Find activity​

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top, tap Data & privacy.
  3. Under "History settings," tap My Activity.
  4. View your activity:
    • Browse through your activity, organized by day and time.
    • At the top, use the search bar and filters to find specific activity.

Get details about activity

To get details about an item: At the bottom of the item, tap Details. You'll find the date and time of the activity and why it was saved. You might also see location, device, and app information.

Delete activity

Learn how to delete past searches, browsing history, and other activity in My Activity. You can also set up automatic deletion for older activity.

Require an extra step to view your full history on My Activity

To strengthen your privacy on shared devices, you can choose to require an extra verification step to view your full history on My Activity.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Above your activity, select Manage My Activity verification.
  3. Turn Extra Verification on or off.

Stop saving activity

You can control most of the information that’s displayed in My Activity.

  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 you don't want to save.
  6. Turn "Web & App Activity" off and then Pause and then Got it.

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

Stop saving activity temporarily

You can search and browse the web privately.

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

Fix problems

Your activity doesn't show up

If your searches, websites you’ve visited, or other activity don't appear in My Activity, make sure that:

  • You're signed in. Activity is saved only when you're signed in to your Google Account.
  • Your device is online. Any offline activity won't show up in My Activity until your device connects to the Internet.
  • The right settings are turned on. Review your Activity controls to confirm you're saving the kinds of activity you want to.
  • You're signed in to only one account. If multiple accounts are signed in to the same browser or device at the same time, your activity might be saved to the default account.

Note: Some Google services don't support saving activity to your account.

You find activity you don't recognize

You might find these types of unfamiliar activity in My Activity.

Activity from websites & apps that use Google services

Some websites and apps use Google services, like Search, Maps, or Ads. If you visit these websites and apps while signed in to your Google Account, your activity might show up in My Activity. If you use a shared device or sign in with multiple accounts, you may see activity from another signed in account. 

Some websites and apps might share certain activity with Google.

Learn more about Web & App Activity.

Predicted activity

Sometimes Google predicts what you'd like to see next and serves this content to you. 

  • For example, if YouTube autoplay is turned on, My Activity might show videos that were played automatically based on what you've watched.

Other unusual activity

You might find unfamiliar activity if:

  • You signed in to multiple accounts on the same browser or device at the same time. Activity from another signed-in account might be saved here.
  • You didn't sign out from a shared device, like a public computer.
  • Your device is set to a different date and time. Activity from this device might appear with an incorrect date.
  • Someone accessed your account without your permission.

If you think activity on your account was done by someone else, take steps to help keep your account secure.

View other activity

Not all of the activity that's saved to your account shows up in My Activity. For example, if you've turned on Location History, that activity is saved to your Maps Timeline instead.

To find other kinds of activity that are saved to your account:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top, tap Data & privacy.
  3. Under "History settings," tap My Activity.
  4. Above your activity, in the search bar, choose More Moreand then Other Google Activity.
  5. Below the activity you want to view, select your option.

Learn more about the information we collect and why.

To view and control other account information, open your Google Account.

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