see deleted search history on tiktok

Do you want to see your deleted search history on TikTok? Well, we’ve got you covered.

You may want to find and view your deleted search history because there was something important you searched and you would like to search it again to find a specific video. But, your reason doesn’t really matter.

Let’s get right into this!

How to find deleted search history on TikTok

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to find your deleted search history on TikTok.

1. Open TikTok

Firstly, you need to open TikTok and log in or switch to the account of which you want to find the deleted search history.

2. Navigate to your TikTok profile

Secondly, you need to navigate to your TikTok profile.

To get to your profile, all you need to do is tap on the Profile button in the bottom right of the navigation bar.

The icon looks like a solid silhouette of a single person.

tiktok profile button navigation bar

3. Open your TikTok settings

Once you are on your profile, you need to tap on the three bars stacked vertically in the top right of TikTok.

tiktok menu button three stacked bars

This will open up a menu with a few options. You need to tap on “Settings and privacy”.

settings and privacy option in the menu

4. Request your TikTok data

Now, we will explain how you can request your TikTok data.

You need to request your TikTok data because in it will be your entire search history, so it will show everything you want to know.

In order to request your TikTok data, you need to tap on “Manage account” in the “Account” section.

manage account option in account section on tiktok

Once you are on the Manage account page, you need to find the section called “Account control”. There are only a couple of sections, so it shouldn’t take long to find it.

In the Account control section will be an option for “Download your data”.

download your data opton on tiktok

Tap on this option.

Now, you will get taken to a page called “Download TikTok data”.

Here’s what your data may include:

Your profileIncludes your username, profile photo, bio, and contact information (such as your email address and phone number).
Your activityIncludes your video history, comment history, chat history, virtual items purchase history, like history, favorites history, and shopping activity.
Your app settingsIncludes your privacy settings, notification settings, and language settings.
This is from TikTok.

Next, you need to select what format you would like to download your data in.

select file format for tiktok data download

We recommend using TXT. It’s easy to read and navigate.

But, if you are more experienced and have more plans than just reading through the data, then choose JSON.

So, choose the file format, and tap on “Request data” at the bottom of your screen.

Your data request is now being processed.

Once your file is ready, you will have 4 days to download it. If it expires, you will have to request it again.

5. Download your TikTok data

Check the “Download data” tab regularly to see if it has finished pending.

pending data in download data on tiktok

It may take a day or so, but it has only taken hours before.

When it has finished Pending, the Pending button will become a Download button.

When you can see the Download button, tap on it. TikTok will open your browser and you will be taken to a webpage where you can download your data.

download tiktok data button

If you are using an Apple iOS device, then you can tap on the Downloads button to view the file you downloaded, but you can also find it in the Files app as well.

Alternatively, if you are using an Android device, you can find the data file in your File Manager app. Or, depending upon which browser you use, you may be able to view your downloads in it as well.

6. View your deleted TikTok search history

Next, you need to open up your File Manager or Files app on your device and open the Downloads folder, or go to the location where your downloads are saved.

Then, you need to find the file you just downloaded. It will be called something like “TikTok_Data”, but the name may be different for you.

The file you downloaded will be a ZIP file. A ZIP file is a file that has been compressed, to reduce the file size, so you will need to unzip it. But, this is a simple process.

Once you see it, tap on it. Your phone should unzip it for you.

Now, either you will be taken into the folder automatically, or you will need to tap on the folder which was just unzipped manually.

tiktok data zip and folder

Once you are in the folder, you should see even more folders. These are all TikTok-related.

You need to tap on the folder called “Activity”.

activity folder in tiktok data

In this folder will be a lot of text files containing useful and interesting information/data. You need to find the file called “Searches”.

deleted searches file in tiktok

Tap on it and now you can see everything you have searched on TikTok, and you should see some of your deleted searches as well! The date and time you searched for it will be included as well.

You will need to scroll down to find the searches which you deleted. If you know what date you originally searched for it, this may help you narrow your search.

Final words

We hope you managed to find your deleted search history!

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