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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pavilion, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Pavilion

    Pavilion Member
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    How to remove all Google search history?

    Right now, I can only remove three at a time...

    During confirmation, it asks me to "Go to Preferences for more options."
    There is NOT a "Preferences" anywhere... I tried browser's "Settings;" cleared all cache, history, cookies data, data, and location access. But it isn't that. Browser setting has nothing to do with the search history...

    And it isn't in my Google account either. To make thing more confusing, I actually have paused the web history more than a year ago; so, it actually has nothing in the web history under my account...

    Folks, any ideas? Or I am stuck with 3 at a time?

    p.s. If it helps, this is a Droid X at v2.3.340.MB810...

  2. Pavilion

    Pavilion Member
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    No one know? Or no one have the problem?
  3. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary


    How about menu -> More -> Settings -> Clear history (Clear the browser navigation history)?

    I didn't want to try that on my phone since I don't want to clear the history...but it sounds like the navigation (search?) history is what you want?

    Hope that helps.

  4. asapling

    asapling Lurker

    I have the same problem. I don't want to clear my history, I'd like Google or the Browser to respect my settings and NOT save it at all. I'm having trouble pinpointing exactly who to blame: different browsers behave the same which leads me to blame Google, yet they do not share their query history, which seems like it's the browser doing the saving and not the site. No option to clear data in the browser's settings does anything, you are forced to clear them 3 at a time with the useless advice to Go To Preferences. The browser does not save info from other forms, as per my request. Google.com is unique in its tenacity.

    Droid Bionic using default browser and Dolpin HD.
  5. kmfdm515

    kmfdm515 Lurker

    exact same issue here. All Web history is off, and there seems to be NO way to stop google (when accessed from the stock browser) from displaying your previous searches in magenta when you click on the search bar.

    You can clear that history, but not prevent it from being logged in the first place? Surely I am missing something here?!?
  6. ronentemp

    ronentemp Lurker

    Did anyone find a solution to thin annoying problem?
    I'm think this particular type of search history is saved by Google in a cookie on the device and not on Google website because I was able to clear it by clearing the cookies.
    But since they keep referring to a preferences option that doesn't exist, maybe there is a setting hiding somewhere...
  7. Raargh0

    Raargh0 Lurker

    Yeah, it's cookies. Local to the particular browser, such as Mercury, Chrome, etc. I think the "preferences " thing is just Google arrogantly referring to the press in Chrome.
  8. Problem Solved! I finally figured out where the "preferences" are. It's not called preferences at all. It's called settings. I have an iPhone but this isn't an OS thing...it's a Google thing. it will work for any browser as long as you can access Google.com.
    Do as follows
    open google.com>scroll to bottom of page>click settings>click search settings> click clear> click do not save searches> change any other settings> make sure you click save at the bottom. Done. double check this in incognito.

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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