Gmail keeps suggesting searches I used years ago and I want to remove them, but there isn't an option or it isn't in an obvious place. Can I delete the Gmail internal search history?
Note: As of around the start of 2017 this option seems to have disappeared, and as of 2017-09-20 I can't find another way to do it.
To delete specific entries from the Gmail search box auto-complete list:
- Go to the search box in Gmail
- Type the first part of the search you want to delete
- When the dropdown appears with one of the options you don't want, hover over that option with your mouse
- An "x" will appear on the right side of that entry - click it to remove that search from your Gmail search history
On Android phone to clear Gmail email searches...
Click on Gmail app to open.
Click on menu.
Click on settings.
Click on general settings.
Click on menu again.
Click on clear searches.
Hope this helps.
I figured it out myself and it worked for me. Go to Settings in your Android then go to Application Manager. Go to ALL and then click on Gmail. Click Clear data.
Now open Gmail, your previous accounts are already there but the search history is gone!
You can see and delete your search history at https://history.google.com/history/