View and manage Yahoo search history

Want to see what you've searched for in the past using Yahoo search technology? Here's how to see, manage, or clear your previous searches collected in your Yahoo Search History tool.

View your previous searches

With a few quick steps, you can view your previous searches.

Desktop

  1. Sign in to Yahoo.
    • If you don't sign in, you'll see your signed-out search history.
  2. In the search box, enter a search term.
  3. Click Search.
  4. On the search results page, mouse over the Settings icon Gear Icon.
  5. Click Preferences.
  6. Click Search History.

Phone - iOS and Android

  1. Go to https://search.yahoo.com/.
  2. Tap Settings.

  Can’t view your search history? - Your search history is collected in the Yahoo account you’re signed in to on your phone. But to view or delete individual searches in your account’s search history, you’ll need to sign in to that account on a desktop or tablet.

Tablet - iOS and Android

  1. Sign in to https://www.yahoo.com/. If you don't sign in, you'll see your signed-out search history.
  2. Go to https://search.yahoo.com/.
  3. Go to the bottom of the page and tap Settings.
  4. Tap Search History.

  Mobile apps - Some mobile apps use Yahoo Search to power their searches. If you're using an app like this, check the app's settings to see if you can view your previous searches there.

Manage your Search History tool

While viewing your previous searches in the Search History tool, you can manage your search history by turning history on or off, deleting individual searches, or clearing your entire search history.

Desktop

  • View your older search history - click Older.
  • Clear a single search - next to a search term, click the Trash icon Trashcan.
  • Clear your entire search history - click Clear History.
  • Yahoo Search History tool is on by default. Turn search history off - click Turn History Off.

Phone - iOS and Android

  • Turn search history on or off - Tap the On/off icon Graphic of the keep search history button..
  • Clear your search history - Tap Clear search history.

  Can’t view your search history? - Your search history is collected in the Yahoo account you’re signed in to on your phone. But to view or delete individual searches in your account’s search history, you’ll need to sign in to that account on a desktop or tablet.

Tablet - iOS and Android

  • View your older search history - tap Older.
  • Clear a single search - next to a search term, tap the Trash icon Trashcan.
  • Clear your entire search history - tap Clear History.
  • Yahoo Search History tool is on by default. Turn search history off - tap Turn History Off.

When the Search History tool is turned off

  • Searches that were already collected in your Search History tool will still be there, and you can clear each or all of your past searches at any time.
  • New terms you search won't be collected in your search history, unless you turn your Search History tool back on.

  Keep in mind - Even if you clear your past searches or turn the Search History tool off, Yahoo still collects and stores search user log data when you use Yahoo Search technology. Learn more in our privacy policy.

About browser history

Your browser's history is different than your previous searches in the Yahoo Search History tool.

Clear browser history

To manage your web browser's search and browsing history, you'll need to make changes to your browser itself. Learn more by visiting the support website for your browser manufacturer: