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    How do I delete the history in the google search at the top right of my iPad?
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    If you're talking about the 'Google Search' feature of Safari (or whatever your default search engine is) you simply:

    1. Go to Settings App Icon
    2. Go to Safari tab
    3. clear browsing history

    Should be right as rain again!
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    I tried following the instructions. But the Safari/google search feature still has all previous searches. Just typing in one letter shows all previous searches using that letter. How can I clear out google history?
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    I've tried the instructions and they don't work a was stated.
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    clear the cookies and also the cache... Not only the history...
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    Cleared everything and still does not work.
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    you should turn off the safari app (it should not run in the background) before clearing the three in settings.
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    How do you turn off the Safari app?

    Maybe the question should be ... How do you turn off the goggle suggestion when you type in a first letter in the goggle search box.
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    first, turn off safari by pressing the home button twice to show the apps in the background... safari should be amongst them... then press on the safari icon until it jiggles, then press the red circle at its upper left corner, that would turn it off.

    then do as instructed by the earlier posters...
    Go to Settings App Icon
    Go to Safari tab
    Clear history (no need to clear cookies or cache)
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    Hi 88Raymond.
    Thank you for your very clear instructions. I followed them exactly, but I still have my problem ... which is, when using IPad/Safari/goggle search bar when I key in any letter, a drop down box lists words starting with this letter from previous search history.

    I am coming to the opinion that this problem cannot be fixed. Goggle developers built in an autocomplete feature and did not provide any way to turn it off.

    If anyone on this forum disagrees and knows how to turn off autocomplete, please enlighten me.
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    that's surprising... it works with my ipad (i placed before and after screenshots) but not with yours. i hope you'll find a solution, my friend.

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
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    I work at a counseling center for at-risk abuse survivors who use donated iPads to journal their interactions and experiences with their partners. Many of these partners continue to be a current source of abusive behaviors. These women face a very real danger should their partner see what has been typed into the search box. The frightening reality is that the iPad's Google app retains all that has ever been typed into that box, and regurgitates it as part of it's alphabetical instant search feature within the first one to two letters typed into its' search box thereafter! I was hoping that the glaring privacy issue of the iPad's inability and the Google apps' unwillingness to permanently clear past search history from it's instant search results would be addressed. Despite utilizing "clear history" when results drop down in the menu, and despite clearing cookies and cache, etc., from Google and Safari in the iPad settings icon, plus despite clearing bookmarks in the Safari app, finally despite meticulously following the instructions from the iPad help, this serious security breach remains. In fact, iPad help instructs to use the settings touch button (the sprocket icon located on a pull down screen located above the search box) to open the Google app menu. Within it is supposedly a button saying "save recent searches". When clicked it supposedly offers a yes and no choice. If no is chosen, then supposedly all searches are cleared and all future searches not saved. Disturbingly, this button is absent from the menu! it does not exist. Which presupposes that when iPad help was developed, it was assumed that such a button would be included in the menu feature when, it turns out, it was not.
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    I am having the same problem. Formerly you could press on the x on the right side of a google search item and it would delete - now there is only a left pointing arrow.
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    Strange! I just made sure Safari was closed, then cleared history and cookies and went back to Safari's Google search engine...all my previous searches are gone, which is what I would expect. I cannot understand why this is not the case with everyone.
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    Hi all I have the same problem. I have done exactly as described, but the previous searches continue to be there. My issue is that my old emails are appearing in the searches below the apps and yet the mail has all been deleted. I've tried everything but the old mail remains. Maybe a reset of the whole pad could fix but just guessing. Any help would de appreciated.
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    Figured it out this evening after a voice search came up with something I would have never have come up with. Here is what I did, it was simple but took a while to figure out. All I did was uninstall the app and then reinstall. By the way, the new version allows you to
    Clear history in the program!
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