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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Yosef, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Yosef

    Yosef Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to clear the "Recent Destinations" from showing up in Google Navigator? :thinking:


  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Good question... Tried it and I think there might not be a way...

    Other than uninstalling and reinstalling Google maps...
    Pain in the butt, but worth it if you really need to hide where you've been:eek:
  3. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    Like CableGuy, I couldn't find any way to remove the history. I even looked through the data on the SD card to see if there was anything obvious there (nope).
    And like CableGuy I wondered what Yosef was hiding... I'm sure we both owe Yosef an apology! :)
  4. leebsammy

    leebsammy Well-Known Member

    Someones girlfriend is going to be pissed lol
  5. rycheme

    rycheme Member

    Try using HistoryEraser from the Market. Go to Google Apps and select GoogleMap search histories.
  6. Yosef

    Yosef Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried it, but it doesn't work to remove the Recent Destinations.
  7. rycheme

    rycheme Member

    Hmm... well, it was worth a shot anyway :)
  8. sjackjr

    sjackjr Lurker

    Tried it (by accident, as I'm a newbie) but it worked.
    1. Settings
    2. Applications
    3. Manage Applications
    4. Select Filter
    5. Select All
    6. Select "Maps" application. It will show the following
    Total xxx MB
    Application XXX MB
    Data xxxMB if it is other than 0 this is your recent destinations
    7. To clear recent destinations, select "clear data" button.

    Good luck. Let me know if it worked for you.
    manlost, PiedType, dkonsplice and 6 others like this.
  9. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Android Enthusiast

    Excellent find! Never thought of doing this!
    fillwell likes this.
  10. edrrose

    edrrose Lurker

    Thanks worked like a charm. Edrrose
  11. fillwell

    fillwell Lurker

    That's great. But it doesn't just remove the most recent destination, it takes them all out. But it's still better than having several accidental destinations cluttering up the list that were inserted during my search for the right place

    I hope that the release 1.0 version gives the option to 1) rename destinations to something meaningful (eg Bloggs Computers instead of 27 High street) and to delete individual destinations.
  12. quangvnguyen1

    quangvnguyen1 Lurker

    I did it long time ago but it erased all destinations. how to erase only one destination?? thank you all
  13. nastydawg1

    nastydawg1 Lurker

    New member from TEXAS!!!!
  14. nastydawg1

    nastydawg1 Lurker

    "thanks it worked"
  15. Darryl

    Darryl Lurker

    Well this looks great but with ICS you do not get applications, manage applications etc ???? any help would be greatly appreciated I am using a Droid Razr Maxx
  16. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User


    I haven't used ICS myself, so perhaps you would be better off asking the question outright in the Razr forum here? (This is the forum for the HTC Droid Eris, a quite old phone...)

    Motorola Droid RAZR / RAZR MAXX - Android Forums

    Create a new thread that asks the question, "Is there a way to clear the "Recent Destinations" from showing up in Google Navigator on ICS?".
  17. Kozmyk

    Kozmyk Lurker

    Yes you do.
    From Desktop
    Settings/Applications/All > scroll to Maps > clear data
    You can retrieve your Starred saves from the cloud (i.e. Google saves them for you)

    Alternative method to remove unwanted recent destinations, add more destinations until the offending ones are pushed off the bottom of the list.
    There are only 10 slots.
  18. TJ3

    TJ3 Lurker

    Yes, go to settings, apps, maps, then clear data. Just takes a sec
  19. Trasd

    Trasd Lurker

    For those asking how to remove individual, Recent search location history entries, go here: https://history.google.com/history/

    You may need to use the desktop User Agent (UA) for this to work or to filter for just map search locations (these are what show up under Recent). If you cannot switch to desktop UA, do a search for 'delete recent history' (or something like that, I forget) from the page's search text-box.

    If you hit settings from this page, you can delete ALL Google search history as well. Be aware, this is not the same as browser history, Google keeps this information in the cloud. This way, it's the same on all computers.
  20. mickm

    mickm Lurker

    Hello from PA. Many thanks for this post. I'm almost 56 yrs old and just got 1st cell ph last week. Kind of a luddite but catch on fairly quick once I make the leap. Those recent destinations just bugged me for some reason, sort of just crowding up the screen, -5 for neatness:). OCD? maybe a little.

    Gotta' bookmark this place 'cause I'm sure this isn't going to be my only stubbed toe. Thanks again!

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