Here's how to clear your Google Play search history

Here's how to clear your Google Play search history
Regardless if you are among the Android veterans that remember the stock boot animation of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread or if you've just laid your older iPhone 4s on the shelf and adopted one of them shiny new 'Droid devices, chances are that you have fooled around on Google Play and browsed its darkest corners, searching high and low for all kinds of apps and games. Let's be totally frank here, folks, most of us have done so, and there's one place that keeps tabs on all of our searches, patiently waiting for us to type just the first letter and then promptly remind us of what we have looked for in the past - the Play Store's search history.

This can lead to some truly shameful moments - imagine that you're relaxedly chilling with a relative or a close friend, when either Lady Luck or your companion urges you to go ahead and browse Google Play for a trending given app or a game, say, Kingdom Rush Origins. You tap on the search bar and oops! Either Kama Sutra, Tinder (imagine if your spouse is the one being the one right beside you!), or even worse - Candy Crush Saga - pop up right below, indicating that you've been looking for these at a given point...

Well, in order to prevent a mini heart attack, to prevent a potential quarrel with your better half, or because of whatever reason you might think of, we will show you how to clear your Google Play search history.


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12 Comments

1. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Never hurts to log in to play.google.com/store with your credentials on a PC and clear out old devices and searches, update payment info, etc. I do mine at least once a year.

2. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

I HAVE COMPLETELY UNINSTALL GOOGLE PLAY STORE from my Samsung Note 3. Who needs this crap sucking your battery and "follow" you around sending your data to Google inc. There are 1000s other places to download any APKs without the tracking of this m*therf*cking company. Google is your enemy.

3. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

If you hate Google this much, then why did you even bother buying a phone with its OS? There are just too many other choices. Stop trolling/hating and move on.

4. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

How can you call a "Android" phone without Google services on it?! Troll.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

To be fair, it can be done, assuming you have the right phone (like a Nexus). But it's a lot like eating gluten-free when you don't have celiac disease (effing pointless).

7. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

You could flash your note with AOSP android, and that's the beauty of the Google Baby called android.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Malaperdas, you should just stick with a plain featureless phone. How do you know Samsung is not reading all your secret? Samsung has root access. They can install anything on your phone without your permission.

10. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

Someone said "There are just too many other choices"? What other choices are you referring to? ..Windows?! The fact that I bought a Note 3 that uses Google's OS doesn't mean that I can tolerate the spying behavior of that company. I never use gmail (except for the 1st logging on OS). If you like google to read your emails for your ...own good (providing advertisements that you may like) that's fine by me. I never watch youtube's videos with the installed app. I don't need google to know my habits. There are other ways to do that without being tracked. I have my internet connection through a VPN that controls traffic so no "google services: can give to YOUR favorite company information like where are you and what are you doing. I haven't lost ANY functionality whatsoever. With key programs, xposed etc. my rooted Note 3 starts with only 850MB reserved, has MORE functionality than you can possibly imagine, and is fast and smooth like butter. P.S. I'm not planning to update in 5.0. P.S.2. To the people who said that I'm a troll FCK U.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My personal experience with Samsung do push system update directly to Samsung Phone. I wish they would have prompt the user to install instead. It's our phone after all.

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Step #4 is Really important

9. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

How do I clear my Instagram searches. Errr..Dont ask. :D

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Malaperdas +1 for not being a moron.

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