Clearing the iPhone History from my PC

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  1. DallasFan

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    I have a PC with Google Chrome if that makes any difference.

    When I go to settings (the 3 dots in the upper right) to delete my recent History, it also lists the last 5 searches I did with my iPhone.

    If I clear the history from my PC it works.

    But the history from my iPhone remains.

    I checked all the major settings in the iPhone and I cleared Safari but it did not clear properly on my PC.

    How do I clear it?

    Thanks
     
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    If you have two separate browsers, i.e. Safari and Chrome clearing one would not automatically clear the other, even if they are both using Google.
     
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    Thanks, but why does the iPhone history show up on my PC and how do I clear it?
     
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    Go to Welcome to My Activity and sign in. You can do this from every device, the iPhone as well.
    There, you'll find search history, browsing history, ... that hasn't been deleted yet. If you wish to remove everything, select "Delete activity by" at the left, then you'll see "Delete by date". Select the Down arrow and choose All Time. Tap (iDevice) or click (computer) Delete to remove everything that's still visible in your activity. Hopefully that will also remove the iPhone's history from your PC.
     
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    Thanks, I forget about that link. I cleared my youtube history but my iPhone history still shows up.......

    I tried following up by clearing safari again but it still does not work....:(

    BTW, how is Austria in the Summer?
     
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    Usually we get 30° - 38° C in Summer in my area.
     
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    38C....that is quite warm....

    I like warm weather but when it hits 38/100 then I have to stay inside. It's too hot to do anything outside and I burn easily.
     
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    That doesn’t help in this case, and those tools are not reliable.
     
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    I figured it out through trial and error about a week ago.

    If I can recall correctly.....

    I went to settings (the 3 dots on my PC)

    History

    Sign in to Chrome and when it does it syncs everything else I had.

    I had to unsync it .


    I also went to search engines and found 3, 4 ancient and obscure search engines I never use listed as an option....ASK!, AOL, ...maybe 2 more. I deleted those.

    I forget the exact steps but that is the general idea.
     
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