Maps Recently Viewed iPhone

One convenient feature of the Maps app is that it retains your search history. This is handy if you want to quickly view a location that you recently searched for. But if you want to remove your history to keep locations you search for private you can do this easily on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Delete your history in Maps on iPhone and iPad

To remove your Maps search history on iPhone or iPad, open the app and then do the following.

1) Swipe up from the bottom to open the Favorites, Collections, and Recently Viewed window.

2) Scroll down the window to Recently Viewed and tap See All.

3) Tap Clear for the group of recently searched locations you want to remove.

Maps Clear Recently Viewed iPhone

To delete a single location, swipe from right to left and tap Remove.

Maps Recently Viewed Remove Location iPhone

Delete your history in Maps on Mac

To remove your search history in Maps on Mac, open the app and then follow these steps.

1) Click inside the Search box at the top. You can simply enter a letter and this will prompt the drop-down box of suggestions.

2) Select Favorites. If you don’t see Favorites, open the sidebar on the left by clicking the Directions button and then click inside the Search box again.

Maps Favorites Mac

3) In the sidebar of the window that appears, click Recents.

4) At the bottom of that window, click the Clear Recents button.

Maps Clear Recently Viewed Mac

More with Maps

For additional help with the Maps app, check out these other how-tos.

Wrapping it up

If you want to keep the places you search for in the Apple Maps app to yourself, removing your history is simple. Is this something you plan to do?