How to clear search and location history in Google Maps on Android

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Google Maps have become one of the essential apps which we use in our daily life. With Google, map navigation is so much easier now. You don’t have to stop your car every now and ask for the location to strangers. Google map takes you to the exact places where you want to go. We all have searched hundreds of sites, all kinds of location, even a location we already have visited.  

The only problem is that we may be wasting space by saving lots of locations on the map. Why have all the areas saved up for places we are never going to visit. Typing a wrong location keeps coming in your way whenever you search for a new site. There is no reason at all to save such stuff in your app history. You can put this to end and remove the location which you don’t need from your search history. Also, if you want to get rid of all the places, you can delete all the location history together. Not only that but google also allows the user to pause location history for some time.

Deleting google map history is very simple; you are just a few clicks away, follow the steps below to get started:

How to delete items from your Google Maps history

Step1: Head to Google Map on your mobile phone

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Step2: Swipe from the left edge of your screen and select settings

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Step3: To remove any location, select the menu button and then click on the delete button.

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Step4: A pop-up message will appear on your screen, to confirm the item you want o delete, if your sure about press the confirm button.

Step5: If you want to see details about the location, select the Detail option first.

Step6: If you want to delete the location history of a data range, then tap the menu button at the top of the screen. Now select Delete activity by

This is how you delete selected location from Google map the delete location would no longer appear in the suggestion box when you are searching for a new place. The removed location will not appear as a suggestion even if you searching for a route similar to the deleted course — no more struggle with a similar or identical place which was always popping on your search bar.

How to automatically delete Google Maps location history

Step1: Open Google maps on your mobile phone.

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Step2: From the left edge of your screen, swipe in, now select settings.

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Step3: In the setting, go to Map history and then select the menu button displayed in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step4: Select the Keep activity for option.  Here you can choose the automatic location deletion for a long time. You can select 18 months time period or keep it for three months. 

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When you select any of the two options, your location history will be cleared daily till you reach the chosen time limit. You can disable this automatic deletion feature, whenever you want.  

Step5: Click the Next button; you will receive a pop-up that your preferences have been changed.

How to pause Google Maps location history

If you want the app to automatically delete the location once the navigation is done instead of saving it, you can choose this option.

Step1: Open Google Map, from the left edge swipe in.

Step2: Select Your Timeline.

Step3: From the top right corner of your screen, select Menu and from that go to Settings and Privacy.

Step4: Scroll down at the bottom and click on Location History is on

Step5: Now turn off the Location History switch.

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We hope you found this article useful if you have any queries, connect with us through the comment section below.

Note that: Pausing location history doesn’t change anything with location services. Your phone location remains with google only google maps location remains unsaved on your device. 

This is how you can remove all kinds of location history from the google app. We hope you found this article useful. If you have any queries related to this topic, connect with us through the comment section below.

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