Delete your Instagram Search History from iPhone

May 16, 2020

Like Google, the Instagram algorithm works its magic all day. So, whatever you post or browse on its platform, stays there until deleted. In some cases, this record can come in handy. At other times, you may find it appropriate to clear the history, especially when it poses some risk to your privacy. Here’s what you can do to delete your Instagram Search History!

How to clear Instagram search history?

By default, your Instagram account will show the profiles of individuals you searched earlier and display them as suggestions under the Instagram search. If you do not like it, go ahead and delete your Instagram Search History. For this,

  1. Open your Instagram profile
  2. Tap Menu.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Navigate to the Security section.
  5. Clear Search History.

Your Search History on Instagram is like a list that reveals what sort of people, content, and locations you are interested in. if it concerns your online privacy, you can remove it. Proceed as follows.

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How to clear search history on Instagram?

Open your Instagram account and go to Profile.

Menu Instagram
Menu Instagram

Tap the ‘Menu’ (visible as the 3 horizontal bars) in the upper right corner of your Phone Screen.

Settings Instagram Menu
Settings Instagram Menu

Next, choose ‘Settings’.

Instagram Security Setting
Instagram Security Setting

Scroll down to the ‘Security’ section.

Security Instagram
Security Instagram

Expand the section and further scroll down to locate the ‘Clear search history’ option under the ‘Data and history’ heading.

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Clear Instagram Search History
Clear Instagram Search History

Then, hit the Clear All link to remove all your history in an instant.

Similarly, if you would like to do this individually, simply enter any Instagram search history first letter.

Then, when the search results related to the letter appear, clear them by tapping the ‘cross’ marked against them. Once you do that, you can no longer view your search history directly.

Please bear in mind, clearing Instagram Search History or Instagram search suggestions is a temporary measure. So, searches you clear may reappear in your history after you search for them again.

Also, see our previous post - How to send messages with effects on iPhone.

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