How to Delete Your History in Google Maps

It’s easy to delete your search history in Google Maps on your iPhone or Android device, as well as in the desktop version of the Google Maps app.

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Introduction

If you’re like most people, you probably use Google Maps on a regular basis. Whether you’re looking for directions to a friend’s house or trying to find the best route to work, Google Maps is a helpful tool. But did you know that every time you use it, Google Maps saves your location history?

That’s right – every time you search for a location or get directions, Google Maps saves that information to your account. If you’re not comfortable with Google having this information, there are steps you can take to delete it. In this article, we’ll show you how to delete your location history in Google Maps.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, air (in beta) and public transportation. Google Maps began as a C++ desktop program at Where 2 Technologies. In October 2004, the company was acquired by Google, which converted it into a web application. After additional acquisitions of a geospatial data visualization company and a realtime traffic analyzer, Google Maps was released in February 2005. The service’s front end utilizes JavaScript, XML, and Ajax. Google Maps offers an API that allows maps to be embedded on third-party websites, and offers a locator for urban businesses and other organizations in numerous countries around the world

How to Delete Your History in Google Maps

It’s important to delete your history in Google Maps for privacy reasons. If you’re not signed in to your Google account, then your searches are private, but they’re still stored on Google’s servers. If you are signed in, then your searches are stored in your Google account and are not private. You can delete your Google Maps history on your computer or your mobile device.

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap the Menu button (the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner).

Select “Your timeline.” If you don’t see “Your timeline,” tap “History” first.

Tap the Menu button again, and select “Settings and privacy.”

Select “Delete all Location History” or “Delete Location History range.” If you don’t see the latter option, make sure you’ve updated your Google Maps app to the latest version.

Confirm by tapping “DELETE.”

Tap the three lines in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Deleting your Google Maps history on an iPhone is a little different. To remove an entire day or location from your Maps history:

-Open the Google Maps app and sign in.
-Tap the three lines in the upper-left corner of the screen.
-Tap Your timeline.
-In the top right, tap More Delete all Location History or Delete Location History range.
-At the bottom, tap I understand and want to delete.

Tap the word “Your places.”

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Tap the three lines in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Tap the word “Your places.” You should see a list of places you’ve recently searched for or visited underneath this heading.

To delete all of your search history, tap the trash can in the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap delete when prompted.

Scroll down and tap “Maps History.”

If you’re using an iPhone, open the Google Maps app and sign in. Scroll down and tap “Maps History.” If you’re using an Android phone, open the Google Maps app, tap the three lines at the top left of the screen, and then tap “Your timeline.”

You can find a specific location by searching for it or by scrolling through your history. To delete a specific location from your history, go to that location’s page and tap More Delete. To delete all of your history, at the top right of the page, tap More Delete all Location History.

Tap the three dots next to a location.

If you’re using the Google Maps app on an Android or iPhone, you can delete locations from your recent history by tapping the three dots next to them and then tapping “Delete.” If you want to disable your location history entirely, you can turn it off in the “Location Services” section of your smartphone’s Settings app.

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android phone.
Tap the three dots next to a location.
Tap Delete.

Tap “Delete from maps.”

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android phone.
Tap the three lines in the upper-left corner of the map.
Tap “Your timeline.” You may need to scroll down to see this option.
Tap the day you want to delete. To delete your entire history, tap “Delete all history.”
At the bottom of the screen, tap “Delete from maps.”

Conclusion

We hope this article helped you learn how to delete your search and browsing history in Google Maps. You may also want to know how to delete your location history on Google Maps. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments.

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