How to Delete an Address From Google Maps

Clean up your search history on Maps

What to Know

  • Google Maps lets you delete saved addresses and location history.
  • Desktop: Your Places > Saved > Edit list > click X to confirm. Delete location history by selecting Maps history > Delete activity by and selecting a date range.
  • iOS and Android: Saved > Edit list > tap X to confirm. Delete location history by selecting Settings > Maps history > Delete activity by and selecting a date range.

Google Maps allows you to remove addresses from your Maps history. This is useful if an address is no longer needed or if you’d simply like to clean up your location history. 

There are actually two separate paths for deleting a saved address and saved location history. This article will teach you how to do both.

This article contains instructions for both the Google Maps desktop site and mobile apps for Android and iOS. It doesn’t matter which operating system you use, but you’ll need access to at least one of them to delete an address.

Can You Delete Locations From Maps?

You can delete locations by using the Google Maps desktop site or from a mobile device running Android or iOS. No matter which device you use, make sure you’re logged into the Google account you wish to delete addresses from.

All mobile instructions in this article correspond to both the Android and iOS versions of Google Maps. However, all screenshots were taken with the iOS app.

To delete a saved address from Google Maps, follow these steps:

Desktop

The process of deleting an address is a bit different on desktop compared to mobile devices. Here is the process for deleting an address on the desktop version of Google Maps:

  1. Navigate to Google Maps.

  2. Click the three horizontal lines (hamburger menu) in the top-left corner.

    Accessing Menu in Google Maps for desktop.
  3. Click Your Places.

    Accessing Your Places from Google Maps desktop app.
  4. Select Saved from the horizontal menu.

    Accessing Saved locations in Google Maps desktop app.
  5. Click the vertical dotted line to the right of a list item and select Edit list.

    Selecting Edit list under Your Places settings in Google Maps desktop app.
  6. Find the address you’d like to delete and click the X symbol.

    Deleting address from Google Maps on desktop.

Mobile (iOS and Android)

The process of deleting an address is the same on both iOS and Android devices, so the instructions have been grouped together.

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

  2. Click the Saved tab from the horizontal menu at the bottom of the screen.

    Accessing Saved locations in Google Maps for iOS.
  3. Click the vertical dotted line to the right of a list item and select Edit list.

    Editing list of saved locations in Google Maps for iOS.
  4. Find the address you’d like to delete and tap the X symbol.

    Deleting address from Google Maps for iOS.

How Do I Remove a Shared Location From Google Maps?

To remove a location from Google Maps, follow the instructions below for your chosen device. Note this process also includes the deletion of map activity such as addresses you've searched for, but not necessarily visited.

Desktop

  1. Navigate to Google Maps.

  2. Click the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner.

    Accessing Menu in Google Maps for desktop.
  3. Click Maps activity.

    Selecting Maps activity from Google Maps menu on desktop.
  4. Select Delete activity by. You can filter by:

    • Last hour
    • Last day
    • All time
    • Custom range
    Selecting Delete activity by in Google Maps Maps Activity options.

    You can set Google Maps to auto-delete maps activity to avoid having to do so manually. Click Auto-delete from the Maps Activity menu and set a date range by selecting Auto-delete activity older than.

  5. Click Delete to confirm. Additionally, you can use the Search your activity bar to find a specific activity or address to delete.

    Selecting Maps Activity to delete in Google Maps for desktop.

Mobile (iOS and Android)

Again, the process of removing a location from Google Maps is identical on iOS and Android platforms. Follow the instructions below to remove a location on either platform.

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

  2. Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner.

    Opening Settings menu in Google Maps for iOS.
  3. Tap Settings.

    Selecting Settings from Google Maps menu on iOS.
  4. Tap Maps history.

    Accessing Maps history in Google Maps for iOS.
  5. Click the vertical dotted line in the Search your activity bar.

    Accessing Search your activity bar in Google Maps for iOS.

    You can also manually scroll through your recent activity and delete an entry by clicking the X symbol next to it.

  6. Select Delete activity by.

    Selecting Delete activity by in Google Maps for iOS.
  7. Choose a date range and tap Delete to confirm.

    Confirming delete maps activity in Google Maps for iOS.
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