(2021) How to Clear Instagram Search History (iPhone, Android, and PC)

Instagram saves every search you make by default.

In this post, you’ll learn how to delete individual search suggestions and your entire search history.

Please remember that deletions are permanent.

I’m using a PC, Android, or iPhone here. Let’s begin.

How to Delete Individual Search Suggestions

PC

Log in to your Instagram account.

At the top, click the search box.

You can now see your previous searches. 

Click the X next to the one you’d like to remove.

Android or iPhone

Launch the Instagram app.

Go to Search & Explore (the Search icon) at the bottom.

Hit the search box at the top. Locate the search suggestion you want to erase.

Hitting “See All” next to “Recent” will take you to the “Recent Searches” screen (if you’re on iPhone) or Search History (if you’re on Android), where you can view all of your searches.

Then hit X beside the one you’d like to remove.

How to Delete Entire Search History in Instagram

PC

Go to Instagram and sign in. At the top, click the search box.

In the pop-up, click Clear All. In the pop-up, select Clear All.

That’s all there is to it.

Remember that even after following these steps, you may still see the accounts you searched. To remove those suggestions, follow the above section, which outlines deleting individual recommendations.

Here’s an alternative way to accomplish this task:

Click on your profile picture at the top right. Select Settings.

Select Privacy and Security from the left sidebar.

Under Account Data, click View Account Data.

The “Search history” is in the “Account Activity” section. Click “View All” below it.

You can now see the searches. You can clear all searches at once by clicking Clear Search History.

In the pop-up window, click Clear All.

Android or iPhone

Open the Instagram app. Hit your profile picture at the bottom.

At the top right, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).

Go to Settings > Security.

Hit the Clear Search History (if you’re on iPhone) or Search History (on Android). You can find this one below Apps and Websites.

At the top right, select Clear All. Then hit Clear All on the pop-up.

All right, that’s it.

Remember that even after following these steps, you may still see the accounts you searched. To remove those suggestions, follow the above section, which outlines deleting individual recommendations.

Here’s an alternate way:

Hit the Search & Explore (Search icon) at the bottom.

Tap the search box at the top. Hit See All.

Hit Clear All at the top right. In the pop-up, select Clear All.

That’s all.

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