How to Delete Google Play Store Search and App Download History

By default, Google Play Store saves your search and app download history. It is useful; but, not for all.

If you don’t find it useful or want your searches or app download history visible to someone, then you can delete it.

In this post, we will see the steps to do it in detail. Let’s get started.

Delete Google Play Store Search History

Steps

  • Open Play Store.
  • Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines at the top).
  • Choose "Settings" at the bottom.
  • Under "General" section, tap the "Clear local search history" option.
  • Clear local search history

That’s all; you’ve removed your local search history. But, here is an important thing to note:

Every Play Store search you have done on your Android device got saved to your Android device and Google account.

The above steps only cleared the search history on your Android device.

And...

...Your search history on your Google account is still available.

If you want to remove your Google Play Search history completely, then you have to remove it from your Google account too.

Please keep in mind that the following steps are same for both the PC and Android. Here are the steps:

  • Go to this URL.
  • Google Play Store data on Google Account
  • Click on Google Play Store.
  • Now you can see all your Google Play searches and all the apps you have visited (sorted by the date).
  • Google Play Store Search History
  • From here, you can delete individual or all the history from your Google account.
  • If you prefer to delete all completely, then here are the steps you need to do (You may have to repeat the steps twice):
  • Click on three vertical dots beside the search box.
  • Click on Delete results option.
  • Delete Results
  • In the confirmation popup, select "Delete" option.
  • Delete Confirmation dialog
    Deleted All Google Play History

That’s all. All the Play Store records are deleted from your Google account.

Delete Play Store App Download History

Steps

  • Open the Play Store.
  • Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines at the top).
  • Select My apps & games.
  • Navigate to Library tab.
  • Now you can see the apps along with the cross icon.
  • Library Tab
  • Just tap the cross icon to remove the app from the list.
  • Tap OK on the confirmation message.
  • Done. That’s all.

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