In Android, it's possible to search for a specific setting by tapping the magnifying glass icon at the top right corner of the Settings app and typing. However, I haven't found a way to remove earlier search queries.

There is a question how to clear this but it only works until android 6 marshmallow.

Is there a way to clear the search history, or, better, to remove a specific search in android 7 nougat?

I can't find search_index.db in the data folder of settings app. Where is this located now? I know it can be fixed by clearing data of settings app but I want to find the location of the search_index.db

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    Maybe in /data/user_de/0 as mentioned here for other db
    – beeshyams
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 22:38
  • Please self answer the question giving the complete path and details on clearing the database
    – beeshyams
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 9:40

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You can delete the files "search_index.db" and "search_index.db-journal" located in, data/user_de/0/com.android.settings/databases/

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