I often use Google Map a lot as it provides me every path to reach any destination. Well, it always saves search pattern and location history in “Your Timeline” and “Map History” whether you have used Google Map to navigate the place or not. Well, there nothing wrong with it, but every time I visit a new place it saves the location in history, and I don’t like that. Luckily, there is a way to erase search and location history in Google Maps on your Smartphone (Android & iPhone).
Well, Google Map has the same interface for Android and iPhone. So, the procedure to delete Google Map history will be followed same on both devices. There is need to just go to the Google Map settings and tap a few options to get it done. Let me show you how you can clear search and location history in Google Maps on Android and iPhone.
How to Clear Search and Location History in Google Maps on Android and iPhone
Step #1. Launch Google Maps app on your Smartphone.
Step #2. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your screen and scroll down to ‘Settings’ and tap on it.
Step #3. Over here you will find ‘Maps history’ option, tap on it.
Step #4. Now you can see the locations list which is searched or visited by you recently. Besides these locations, you will see ‘X’ mark, start tapping on ‘X’ mark to remove locations individually to remove them.
Step #5. With each tap on ‘X,’ the app will ask you to confirm the delete, just tap on ‘DELETE’ to delete them permanently.
This process is a simple and only way to clear search and location history in Google Maps on Android and iPhone. If you want to clear entire history without clearing it individually, then you have to clear the data.
One more thing you need to note here is that deleting search history one by one will not reduce your app’s data usage.
- Best Google Maps Tips and Tricks for Android Users
- Best Alternatives to Google Maps on Android and iPhone
- How to Calibrate Compass in Google Maps on Android Phone
- How to Use Hands-Free Navigation in Google Maps via Android Auto
Are you happy with the tutorial? Hope now you have a better idea to erase Google Map history from Android and iPhone. Do give your shout on this tutorial in the comments section here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.