How to Clear Instagram Search Suggestions when Typing?

You can clear the Instagram search suggestions that appear while typing. You’ll find a list of suggestions displayed to you based on your recent searches.

You can clear those suggestions if you want to hide those while you’re typing and searching for something on the Instagram app.

To clear the suggestions on the Instagram app, you need to clear the whole list of suggestions manually by clicking on the cross mark (X) beside each of the names. You can even find old searches appearing as suggestions on your screen as you’re typing on the search box. You need to clear the cache data of Instagram to clean the whole old search history of your account. It can be performed on both iPhone and Android.

In this article, you’ll be able to know about the different tricks to remove and clear Instagram’s search suggestions.

How to Clear Instagram Search Suggestions?

You can clear your Instagram search suggestions when you’re typing by following any of the two mentioned methods precisely.

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1. Removing Each Suggestion:

You can remove each of the suggestions appearing in the Recent search list. While you’re about to type a name on the search box, you’ll find a list of suggestions displayed to you. Those are mainly the terms of the recently searched ones by you on Instagram. But you can remove that too by clicking on the cross mark (X) icon next to each of the names listed in the suggestions list.

As soon as you click on the cross icon next to the name in the suggestion, you’ll find that the name is being removed from the list. You have to continue removing the names one-by-one manually until the list becomes clear and you’re not displayed with any of the recent search names as suggestions.

The names appearing in the list of suggestions can be easily removed by clicking on the X icon next to each name. It will immediately remove the name from the list and you’ll be displayed with the next one.

The steps to perform this method are down below:

Step 1: Open the Instagram application on your mobile.

Step 2: You’ll have to click on the Search icon from the bottom panel of the application.

 Search icon

Step 3: Next, click on the search box, and you’ll find a list of suggestions displayed to you which are mainly based on your recent search.

Step 4: You’ll find that next to each name there’s a cross mark (X) icon. You’ve to click on the X icons next to the names, one by one, to remove all the suggestions from the list.

 cross mark (X) icon

After all the suggestions are removed, the list would appear blank with no names.

2. Search after turning off internet:

You can turn off the internet of your device to stop suggestions from appearing while you’re typing. You need to turn off your mobile data or WiFi as soon as you enter Instagram and then type the name of the person whom you want to search. But before you hit the search button, you need to turn on the WiFi or mobile data to search for the user.

Turning off the mobile data or internet would not allow your activity on Instagram to be sent to the server, and therefore, you won’t be displayed with any suggestions. As you’ve disabled the internet of your device by turning off the mobile data or WiFi, you’ll be able to type the name of the user in the search box, whom you’re searching for without getting any suggestions. You’ll find out while typing Instagram, will not show you any suggestions regarding what you’re typing.

If you want to stop getting suggestions from Instagram while typing the name of the user on the search box, you can simply turn off the internet before typing the name and then enter the name. Switch ON the internet before you search for the user and it will work.

The steps to perform this method are down below:

Step 1: Open the Instagram application on your mobile.

Step 2: Next, turn off the mobile data or WiFi button from the top panel.

Step 3: Tap on the Search icon and then tap on the search box. Type the name of the user you want to search for in the search box.

Click on the Search icon

Step 4: Next, you need to turn the internet by switching on either mobile data or WiFi.

mobile data or WiFi

Step 5: Click on the search button to search for the user and you’ll be displayed with the result page.

How to Clear All Old Search History?

If you’re looking to clear your whole old search history so that you don’t get to see your old searches appearing as suggestions, you need to clear the cache data of Instagram.

By clearing the cache data you’ll be able to clear the whole old search history:

Clearing Cache Data on Android:

You can clear Instagram’s cache data so that they won’t be displayed to you as suggestions while you’re typing someone’s name on the Instagram search box.

Even if you type by switching off data connection or WiFi you may still see some of the old searches appearing as suggestions. To avoid getting that you need to first clear the whole search history on Instagram which can be done by clearing the cache data of the Instagram application from App settings.

After you clear the cache data of the Instagram application, your old search history will be deleted totally and won’t appear as suggestions.

The steps below will guide you to clear cache data on Android:

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your Android mobile.

 Settings application on your Android mobile

Step 2: Scroll down the page to find the option Applications and Permission.

Step 3: On the following page, tap on the option App Management to proceed forward.

 App Management

Step 4: It will open up the app list, which you need to scroll down and find the Instagram app, then tap on it.

Instagram app click on it

Step 5: On the next page, you’ll need to tap on Internal storage and then tap on Clear Cache. This will clear up the whole old search history.

click on Clear Cache

Clearing cache data on iPhone:

You’ve to clear the cache data of Instagram on the iPhone by heading onto the iPhone Storage section where you need to select the Instagram app and then click on the option Remove App to clear the cache. You’ll need to reinstall the app once again from the app store.

The steps below will help you clear the cache of Instagram on your iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: You need to scroll down the page to find the option ‘General’, just tap on it.

Step 3: Next, tap on iPhone Storage after scrolling down the page.

 iPhone Storage

Step 4: You’ll be displayed with a list of apps that are available on your device. From the list find the app Instagram and then tap on it.

 Instagram

Step 5: On the following page, you’ll see the option Delete App, tap on it to clear the Instagram cache.

delete app iphone

Step 6: Next, from the App Store reinstall Instagram.

Another way to get rid of Instagram search history or cache,

Step 1: First of all, open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Next tap & hold on to the Instagram app.

Remove app

Step 3: Then tap on the ‘Remove app’ option to delete it from your iPhone.

iphone delete app

Step 4: Now open the app store and reinstall Instagram.

Step 5: Now login with the account again, it will have no more search history.

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That’s All.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained all the possible methods to clear Instagram’s search suggestions while typing. You can manually remove all the suggestions from the Recent list so that you can clear up the suggestions list. If you find old searches are occurring as suggestions you can clear Instagram’s cache to stop it from appearing.

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