How To Find Keyboard History On Android

Did you know that your Android keyboard actually keeps track of the way you talk? From word choice, to structure, style and tone, our Android devices are actually recording the way we communicate through our keyboards. Mostly this is to improve the efficiency and usefulness of the in-built predictive text functionalities of our phones. However, it’s no wonder many people want to know how to find (and thus delete) their keyboard history on Android.

To find out how to find and delete your keyboard history on Android, simply follow our easy-to-follow guides for stock Android and Samsung Android devices below. For anything else, see our FAQ section at the end of this article.

How to find and delete keyboard history on Android (non-Samsung)

  1. On your non-Samsung Android device, open the Settings app by finding it in the app window and tapping on its icon
  2. Scroll down to and tap on the ‘Apps’ section of the settings menu
  3. Tap the three vertical dots in the top-right of the screen
  4. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Show system apps’
  5. Now scroll down through the list until you locate the keyboard your device uses: like Android Keyboard (AOSP), Swype or Gboard, and tap on its icon
  6. Next, select ‘Storage’ by tapping on it
  7. Finally, tap ‘Clear Cache’ and confirm the choice on-screen, and then tap ‘Clear Data’ and also confirm this choice on-screen by tapping ‘OK’ or ‘Delete’
  8. You have successfully located and deleted your keyboard history on Android

How to find and delete keyboard history on Android (Samsung)

  1. On your Samsung Android device, open up your keyboard in any appropriate app
  2. Above the row of numbers, you’ll see a row of icons. Tap the Settings icon, shaped like a cog or gear. This will take you to the settings of your default keyboard.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings menu for your default Samsung keyboard
  4. Tap ‘Reset to default settings’ and on the next screen tap ‘Erase personalized predictions’

  5. Confirm the deletion of your keyboard history by tapping ‘Erase’ on the confirmation screen
  6. You have successfully located and deleted your keyboard history on Android

And that’s all there is to finding your keyboard history on Android and then deleting or erasing it. If you have any further questions, or would like some more information on the topic, please direct your attention to the FAQ section below.


What is keyboard history on Android?

Every time you go to type something anywhere – whether it’s in Google Chrome, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, your Notes app, and so on – your Android device’s keyboard pops up for you to use. And every time you use that keyboard, it actually keeps track of how you use it. This record is what’s called your keyboard history.

Keyboard history includes a comprehensive record of the word choices you frequently employ, the things you frequently search for or say, as well as the style of the language you use. Android devices use this keyboard history to assist with predictive text: suggesting words and phrases you often use in order to help speed up typing for you.

However, not everyone (understandably) likes being kept track of so closely. You’ll probably only ever realize that your keyboard is recording your use-patterns if you have predictive text on. Regardless, however, if you’re concerned about your privacy, or indeed if your predictive text isn’t working as it should, you’ll want to learn how to find and perhaps therefore delete your keyboard history on Android.

Why would I need to find my keyboard history on Android?

The only real reason you’d want or need to find your keyboard history on Android is if you want to delete it, or ‘clear it’ from your Android smartphone or tablet. If you found it, you could of course also see what kind of information it’s recorded about your keyboard usage, however I’m unsure why this would benefit you aside from sating your curiosity. In our guide above, we’ve detailed how to find your keyboard history on Android in order to delete it.

Can I clear or delete my keyboard history on Android?

You can indeed clear and delete the keyboard history on your Android device. To do so is pretty simple, easy, quick and straightforward, but does require a slightly different method to most average Android devices if you’ve got a Samsung. The reason for this is that Samsung devices have their own in-built keyboard which acts a little differently to other standard Android keyboards.

To learn how to find and delete your keyboard history on Android, just follow our step-by-step tutorials above.