We won’t judge. We’ve all googled strange things. The Daily Star’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on readers’ search history is justified.
But Google doesn’t—unless you alter a key setting, it saves substantial data on your YouTube and Google search history on your account even if you delete it from your browser.
This means Google remembers when you searched for lawnmower videos or how to shave your privates.
To avoid confusion, we’ve created this advice on how to correctly remove your Google and YouTube search history. Following these procedures will increase your online privacy, even though they’ll still be out there.
Phone YouTube search history removal.
Delete YouTube search history in several methods.
The program lets you erase search searches with a few touches. Open YouTube, press the Search box, and hold any suggested search results with the History icon. (Resembles a clock). Tap ‘Remove’ on the pop-up.
The YouTube app lets you disable search history storage.
Tap your profile picture, then Settings > Manage all history. Toggle off ‘Include your searches on YouTube’ when you see Saving YouTube history.
Android Google search history removal.
One of Android’s best features is the Google search app, which lets users rapidly get results by clicking the Home Screen search bar.
Like YouTube, you may delete search results from your phone history by tapping and holding.
To permanently remove these, delete your Google Search history:
- Open Google on your Android phone, tap your Profile image, and open Search history.
- Delete > Delete all time to erase your search history.
- Delete > Delete custom range deletes searches from a defined time period.
Change Settings to auto-delete search history. Return to Search history and select Controls. Tap Auto-delete (On) on the Web & App Activity card.
Your Google account should be search history-free.