Our smart gadgets’ many shopping apps allow us to satisfy our whims, desires, and late snack demands. Convenience brings search history, cache, and stored data, not accountability. Our favorite Walmart app follows suit.
Let’s look lightheartedly at how to wipe up digital breadcrumbs and why you would want to. Readers, get your virtual brooms—we’ll clean the Walmart app!
In this article:
Why Clear Your Walmart App Search History?
Imagine hunting for a surprise birthday gift for your partner. You just need that top-rated cyclone-resistant tent for your great outdoor adventure (well, almost). Keep them from finding your search and ruining the surprise. Keeping your search history uncluttered keeps gift-giving surprising, and who doesn’t appreciate a surprise?
You can also share your account with family and keep your odd midnight buying sprees to yourself. You might want a fresh start, a clean slate, and your Walmart app to perceive you more realistically (as opposed to the person searching for inflatable unicorns at 2 AM).
Can You Clear the Search History on the Walmart App?
Yes! The Walmart app has a built-in “Clear All” feature to delete or clear your search history. But some things can’t be done. When you delete your search history on the Walmart app, it only gets rid of the last five searches you did on Walmart.
That’s okay, though, because after you delete the last five searches, the ones that came before them will only show up again if you close the app and then open it again.
You can clear your search history by using the Clear All feature on the Walmart app. This is especially useful if you don’t want someone else to see some of the things you have recently searched for.
How to Delete Walmart Search History?
Now, onto the meat and potatoes. Clearing your search history on the Walmart app is as easy as pie, and I’m here to guide you through it. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Walmart App: This is where our journey begins. Tap on that blue and yellow emblem of consumer joy.
- Access Your Account: On the bottom right corner, you’ll find an icon that resembles a tiny person (no, it’s not a commentary on consumerism; it’s just a profile icon). Tap on it to unveil the gates to your digital shopping history.
- Navigate to Purchase History: Though it may seem like misdirection, this is the pathway to the coveted ‘clear search history’ option. Like a treasure hunter, you’re one step closer to the X that marks the spot.
- Clear Search History: And voila! A simple tap on this button and your search history will vanish into the digital ether, leaving no trace of your past whims or necessities.
- Bask in the Cleanliness: Ah, the satisfaction of tidying up. Your Walmart app is as fresh as a new leaf, ready to record your future searches, whether whimsical or practical.
Clearing Your History in the Recent Search Section
This is the simplest way to delete your search history directly within the app:
- Open your Walmart app on your mobile device.
- Log in to the app if required and access the dashboard.
- Find the search bar and tap on it. Two sections will appear – ‘Recent Searches’ and ‘Recently Viewed Items.’
- Scroll down and review your search and viewing history.
- Tap the “Clear All” link in each section to clear the entire history.
Using the “Clear All” Option
The Walmart app provides a convenient way to clear your most recent search history with the “Clear All” option. Here’s how to use it:
- Open your Walmart app.
- Log in if you still need to.
- Tap on the search button.
- Look for the “Clear All” button on the right and tap it.
This process will instantly clear the five most recent searches in your history. If this is sufficient for your needs, you’re all set. However, continue with the following method to clear your entire search history.
Clearing Your Walmart App Cache or Stored Data
Alternatively, deleting the app’s cache or stored data can clear your Walmart search history. This method removes your entire history and is especially useful if you want a fresh start:
- Go to the ‘Settings’ on your mobile device.
- Select ‘Apps’ to see a list of all installed apps.
- Scroll down and choose the Walmart app.
- Tap on ‘Storage and cache.’
- On the storage settings page, tap on ‘Clear Cache.’
If you want to remove all of the app’s data, tap ‘Clear Data’ or ‘Clear Storage.’ Be cautious, as this will also erase your login information. You’ll need to set up the app again.
Clearing Search History on Different Devices
Our digital footprints are spread across screens in this multi-device era. Cleaning search history on several devices is like talking to each one to ensure they respect your privacy and understand your changing buying habits.
Similar methods apply to device-specific changes. Maintaining a consistent, clear, and sharp purchasing experience across all your digital devices is key.
With the knowledge and actions to keep your Walmart app clean, may your digital shopping carts run smoothly, and your searches be joyous and unjudged!
Clearing All Data on Your Walmart App (Android)
You can clear all data on your Walmart app to achieve a complete erasure of your search history. Here’s how to do it for Android:
- Locate the Walmart app on your phone.
- Tap and hold the app icon until a small menu appears on top of the app.
- Select “App Info.”
- Tap on “Storage.”
- Choose “Clear Data.”
- Confirm the action by tapping “OK” to clear all data.
Please note that this method will clear your search history and remove all information stored in the app, including your login details. You must provide your login information when you open the app again.
Clearing All Data on Your Walmart App (iPhone)
For iPhone users, the process is slightly different. Here’s how to clear all data on the Walmart app:
- Open “Settings” on your device.
- Select “General.”
- Choose “iPhone Storage.”
- Find the Walmart app in the list.
- Select “Offload app” and confirm the action.
- Select “Reinstall app” after offloading to complete the process.
Clear Walmart Search History on the Computer
For Walmart app users on a computer, follow these steps to clear your search history:
- Open the Walmart app and sign in.
- Open the menu and Click on the three lines in the top left corner.
- Scroll down and click on “Account.”
- Under “Account,” click on “Privacy.”
- Within the Privacy page, scroll down to “Search History” and click on the trash can icon.
- A pop-up will appear, asking if you want to delete your search history – click “Delete” to confirm.
Your search history on the Walmart app on your computer is now clear.
Uninstall and reinstall the Walmart App
Uninstalling and reinstalling the Walmart app is the last option for erasing recent searches. Uninstalling an app clears all its data, including search history. Uninstall and reinstall the Walmart app on your phone to permanently delete your search history. Do this:
- Exit the Walmart app and swipe it away from recent items.
- Then, long press on the Walmart app on your phone and select Remove App or Uninstall App, depending on your phone’s operating system.
- Tap to confirm uninstalling or removing the app.
- Then, head to your phone’s application store to search and reinstall the Walmart app.
Read our guide on how to delete a Walmart account: How to Delete a Walmart Account Permanently?
Preventing Walmart App from Tracking Your Search History
If you’re concerned about Walmart tracking your search history, take these precautions:
- Only use the Walmart app to search for items if you’re signed in with an account that isn’t linked to your personal information. This way, Walmart won’t be able to track your searches.
- Clear your search history regularly by going into the Settings menu of the Walmart app and selecting “Clear Search History.”
- Disable location services for the Walmart app to prevent location tracking. Access this by going into the Settings menu of the Walmart app and selecting “Location Services.” Then, toggle the switch next to “Walmart” to Off.
By following these steps, you can ensure your Walmart app search history remains private and secure.
If you’re a frequent user of the Walmart app, it’s important to keep your search history in check. Doing so will protect your privacy and improve the app’s overall performance. To achieve this, simply take a few moments to clear your search history.
By doing so, you’ll enjoy a safer and more seamless shopping experience on the Walmart app.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How often should I clear my Walmart search history?
It’s a good practice to regularly clear your search history, especially if you share your device. We recommend doing it at least once a month.
Will clearing my search history affect my Walmart account?
No, clearing your search history will not impact your Walmart account. Your account information and order history will remain unaffected.
Can I recover the deleted search history?
No, it cannot be recovered once you delete your search history. Make sure you only delete items you no longer need.
Does clearing search history improve my browsing experience?
Yes, clearing your search history can improve your browsing experience by streamlining your search suggestions and making them more relevant.
Can I delete my search history on the Walmart app?
Yes, you can delete your search history on the Walmart app following similar steps as on the website.
Is my search history shared with third parties?
Walmart values privacy and does not share your search history with third parties. Clearing your history is primarily for your benefit.