How to clear your Apple Maps search history

It’s humorous how you can also make use of the app for ages, however, it’s nonetheless 1 thing new to learn about it.

Earlier this week I gave a presentation on the North Coast Mac Users Group, and through their question-and-answer session, somebody requested how to clear the search history in Apple’s Maps app.

My intuition was to faucet into the app’s search bar, which shows an inventory of your earlier searches proper beneath the search field. This is my go-to location when I’m making an attempt to create a previous for you to search. But, as you’ll be able to click on on it previously, are searching for out there so as to carry it again, you’ll be able to’t swipe on particular person objects to take away them and there’s no button to take all of them out. (Users of Apple Maps on the iPad are supplied with a helpful Clear button proper throughout the search window-but iPhone customers usually are not so fortunate.)

In order to get to the proper place, you want to faucet the bookmark icon within the higher right-hand nook of the display screen. (I used to be reminded of that Doctor who episode with the additional door that nobody else can see, I’m unsure I’ve ever tapped that bookmark icon, however, presumably it is sitting there the entire time!!!)

However, as quickly as you’re on a modest icon, you’re offered with a tabbed interface that may present you bookmarked places, an inventory of latest locations, and contacts. After you faucet on Recents, look within the higher left-hand nook of the display screen and you will notice a button “Delete”. You cannot delete particular person objects from the recents listing, however, you can too blast the entire thing, so nobody wants to inform you how many occasions you’ll search for the closest Domino’s Pizza.

Since you’re right here, you can too handle Bookmarks from the Bookmarks tab There is an Edit button that may allow you to delete particular person Bookmarks and even rename and reorder them. Download.

So there you will have it: A function that appears to be self-evident, nonetheless, that stumped a whole room of individuals (together with me, briefly). As this 1 appeared to be clear for you, congratulations! You are certain to be more delicate than mine, and can stand a a lot better probability of not being eaten by Prisoner Zero.

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