How to auto-delete 'My Activity' on Google Search

Here are the steps to auto-delete the history of your activity in Google search.
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When you use Google sites, applications, and services, the majority of the search details are automatically recorded in Google Activity. Deleting these details will assist you in limiting the amount of information you gathered online. Google's private browsing mode does not provide complete anonymity. But you may view all of the information Google has collected about you on the “My Activity” option.

In this article, we will talk about how to auto-delete “My Activity” on Google. 

What is 'My Activity' on Google Search?

'My Activity' on Google Search is a feature that records your searches, browsing history, and other interactions with Google services. It helps Google personalize your experience and provide more relevant search results and recommendations.

Why should I auto-delete my activity on Google Search?

Auto-deleting your activity enhances your privacy by ensuring that your search history and interactions with Google services are regularly deleted. This can prevent long-term data accumulation and reduce the risk of your data being accessed without your consent.

Easy steps to delete your 'My Activity' on Google search

Delete All Activity

  1. Go to My Activity.

  2. You'll see a list of your Google activity.

  3. Above your activity list, click Delete.

  4. Choose All time from the time range.

  5. Click Next and then Delete to confirm.

Set Up Auto-Delete

  1. Go to My Activity

  2. Select the activity you want to auto-delete (e.g., Web & App Activity, Location History).

  3. Click on the activity and choose Auto-Delete.

  4. Select your desired timeframe (e.g., 3 months, 18 months) from the dropdown menu.

  5. Click Next and confirm to save changes.

For All Devices (Android, iPhone, Computer): These instructions work for all devices.

Step-by-Step Guide to auto-delete 'My Activity' on Google Search

Step 1: Access Your Google Account:

  • Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the Google homepage.

  • Click on the "Sign In" button at the top-right corner of the page and enter your Google account credentials.

Step 2: Access 'My Activity':

  • After signing in, click on your profile picture located at the top-right corner of the screen.

  • From the dropdown menu, select "Manage your Google Account."

  • In the new tab that opens, click on the "Data & privacy" option on the left-hand side.

Step 3: Manage Your Activity:

  • Scroll down to the "Activity controls" section and click on the "Web & App Activity" option.

  • Toggle the switch to enable "Web & App Activity" if it's not already enabled.

Step 4: Auto-Delete Your Activity:

  • Once "Web & App Activity" is enabled, click on the "Manage activity" link.

  • On the next page, click on the three vertical dots located at the top-right corner and select "Auto-delete."

Step 5: Choose Auto-Deletion Frequency:

  • A new window will appear, presenting you with options for auto-deletion frequency. You can choose to delete data every 3, 18, or 36 months.

  • Select the preferred option by clicking on it.

Step 6: Confirm Auto-Deletion:

  • After selecting your preferred auto-deletion period, click on the "Next" button.

  • A confirmation window will appear, summarizing your selection. Click on the "Confirm" button to proceed.

Step 7: Review and Adjust Settings (Optional):

  • You'll be taken back to the "Manage activity" page. Here, you can review your chosen settings.

  • If you wish to make changes, click on the "Auto-delete" option again and adjust your preferences.

Step 8: Stay Informed:

  • Google will send you occasional reminders about the auto-deletion settings you've chosen.

  • You can always revisit the "Manage activity" page to make changes to your auto-deletion settings.


How do I delete all my activity log on Google?


On your computer, go to Above your activity, click Delete . Click All time. Delete.


Does clearing history delete everything?


A lot of data is generated as you browse the internet, and clearing your history only deletes the record of addresses you've visited that are stored locally on your device. It doesn't remove your Google search history, or other data stored on remote servers. It also doesn't delete cache data, or disable cookies


Does Google save search history?


Your Search history is saved to your Google Account as part of your Web & App Activity, along with activity from other Google services.

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