How to Clear Search History on Instagram

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This Itechguide teaches you how to clear search history on Instagram. The guide covers steps to clear search history on Instagram from a PC, Android or iPhone.

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How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android

How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • Open Instagram App on your phone. Then, sign in with your Instagram account.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • When the App opens, at the bottom right of the App, tap your profile icon.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • Then tap the 3 lines on the top right of your profile. A list of options will be displayed.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the displayed options and tap Settings (literally at the bottom of the screen!).
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • Then, when the Settings page opens, scroll down and tap Security.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from Android
  • Scroll down to Data and history section of the Security page and tap Search history.
  • Finally, to clear search history on Instagram, on the top right of Search history page, tap Clear All.

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How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone

How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone
  • Open the Instagram App on your iPhone. Then, login with your Instagram account (skip this step if you previously signed in).
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone
  • At the bottom right of the App, tap your profile icon.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone
  • When your Instagram profile opens, on the top right of your profile, tap the 3 lines. A list of options will be displayed.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone
  • Right on top of the displayed options, tap Settings.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from iPhone
  • When the Settings page opens, locate and tap Security.
  • Then, at the Security page, scroll down and tap Clear search history (located in the Data and history section)
  • Finally, to clear search history, on the top right of Recent search history, tap Clear All.

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How to Clear Search History on Instagram from a PC

How to Clear Search History on Instagram from PC
  • Open Instagram.com from your PC. Then, sign in with your Instagram account.
  • On the top right of the page, click the icon that looks like a human. Your Instagram profile will open.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from PC
  • Beside Edit Profile, click the Settings icon (looks like a gear). A list of items will be displayed in a pop up window.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from PC
  • Then, somewhere at the middle of the displayed options, click Privacy and Security.
How to Clear Search History on Instagram from PC
  • When the Privacy and Security page opens, scroll down to Account Data section and click View Account Data link.
  • Then, on the Account Activity section, below Search history, click View all link.
  • Finally, to clear search history, on the Search history page, click Clear Search History.
Clearing your Instagram search history is not permanent. Even though you clear your search history, items may reappear in the list if you search for them again.

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