1. vcorruptc's Avatar
    i have a droid and i cant seem to clear the items searched on the app market. anyone know how?
    12-09-2009 06:46 PM
  2. Flyguide83's Avatar
    HAHA... searching for porn and dont want anyone to find out huh??
    12-09-2009 06:53 PM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Don't have aphone here in front of me, but i would try settings-->applications-->manage applications, Scroll to find market and clear data/cache
    12-09-2009 07:18 PM
  4. nickf126's Avatar
    Don't have aphone here in front of me, but i would try settings-->applications-->manage applications, Scroll to find market and clear data/cache
    Great question. I tried to find out how to also, and from what I can see, you can't. I tried what you mention here, and it has no effect. After doing so, all previous searches are still there.
    12-09-2009 07:28 PM
  5. anon(2088)'s Avatar
    Market is not listed. I wanted to do the same in google maps, but the clear cache option is greyed out.
    12-10-2009 07:52 AM
  6. Flyguide83's Avatar
    Root the phone and make the cache save to sd card. then use Astro to clear it manually.
    12-10-2009 10:46 AM
  7. dagostin's Avatar
    Market is not listed. I wanted to do the same in google maps, but the clear cache option is greyed out.
    Market is indeed listed. go to settings -> apps -> manage apps. From there, click the menu icon again, click Filter. Then click All - You will then find Market. Click into it and u can clear cache. Whether or not the market saved searches are driven by that cache is another story, but try it out.
    12-10-2009 11:54 AM
  8. dagostin's Avatar
    also - google maps does allow clearing cache. If it's grayed out that means there is no cache data. I just checked and I can indeed clear cache.
    12-10-2009 11:55 AM
  9. dagostin's Avatar
    and one more clearning market cache, dont do it, has no effect on the search results. I then tried the default search setting, and cleared that history too but only effects the global search. There must be a way, i'll let u know if i find it
    12-10-2009 11:57 AM
  10. anon(2088)'s Avatar
    Market is indeed listed. go to settings -> apps -> manage apps. From there, click the menu icon again, click Filter. Then click All - You will then find Market. Click into it and u can clear cache. Whether or not the market saved searches are driven by that cache is another story, but try it out.
    Wow, you learn something new everyday. Thanks.
    12-10-2009 12:11 PM
  11. dagostin's Avatar
    unfortunately, from all i've researched, its just not supported right now i believe. seems like something they should add as that list can grow out of control. Or at the very least is should cap out at a certain number and delete older ones. I can still see my very first market search.
    12-10-2009 12:15 PM
  12. Mr.Miagi's Avatar
    I have wondered this too, oh well, not a big problem, I cant see this bogging anything down.
    12-10-2009 01:14 PM
  13. ericatomars06's Avatar
    Setting > search> clear search shortcuts


    isn't this how you clear the google search?
    12-10-2009 02:34 PM
  14. dagostin's Avatar
    Setting > search> clear search shortcuts


    isn't this how you clear the google search?
    yes this clears the google search but this does not affect the search history in the market application. I tried that already thinking they shared a cache, but they do not.
    12-10-2009 02:45 PM
  15. imiller913's Avatar
    That will not clear out the search field in the market, I dont think you can.
    12-10-2009 02:47 PM
  16. ChocoBilly's Avatar
    yes this clears the google search but this does not affect the search history in the market application. I tried that already thinking they shared a cache, but they do not.
    Yeah, every search ever made in the Market is still showing up. Clearing the cache is like Rainier Wolfcastle wearing the goggles... they do nothing.
    12-10-2009 02:50 PM
  17. cmorty72#AC's Avatar
    Anyone give the app "CacheMate" a try in the market place?
    12-13-2009 12:00 AM
  18. ericatomars06's Avatar
    tried it, it didn't work..
    12-13-2009 12:37 AM
  19. thekC's Avatar
    Is there any way to clear the data used on the phone by the Market app itself? - Android Market Help

    "As it stands, this cache will be freed when your device gets low on disk space - so you when you need it most you will get it back. But this isn't a good experience so we're trying to fix it soon." - Robin (Google Employee)
    12-13-2009 12:40 AM
  20. ChocoBilly's Avatar
    So... don't shop too much, and when you do, make sure you spell correctly.

    Er... well, at least they are looking into it.
    12-13-2009 01:17 AM
  21. Brent Rasmussen's Avatar
    Here's how, but you have to be rooted for it to work:

    rightfootin.blogspot.com/2010/02/clear-android-market-search-history.html

    C'mon app developers (and Google)! HUGE mis-step on Google's part, in my opinion. Glad to hear that they are going to fix this soon.
    04-07-2010 11:31 AM
  22. watersrules's Avatar
    "HistoryEraser" app.. click "Google apps (beta)" button, proceed...
    05-03-2010 02:51 PM
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