How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

If you share your account with multiple users, archiving your past orders is a good way to keep others from seeing your orders and ruining a surprise or seeing private orders.

Nicolle Monico
Updated 13 December 2023
How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

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Sections on this page
  1. What are Amazon Archived Orders?
  2. How to Archive Your Amazon Orders 
  3. How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders 
  4. How to Hide Your Amazon Search History 
  5. Create an Amazon Household Account

Let’s be real, you probably share your Amazon account with at least one other person. And if this is in fact the case, there are times when you’d rather not share what you’re purchasing with those other people. This is where Amazon archived orders comes into play.

Whether you’ve used this feature or not, it’s helpful to know how to find past archived orders, hide your browsing history, or unarchive past purchases.

What are Amazon Archived Orders?

Archived orders are those that you don’t want to see on your account. You may want to do this for a number of reasons such as:

  • If you’re hiding a secret gift from someone who also shares your account
  • If you purchased an item that you’d rather others not see
  • If you’re a business owner and want to hide any orders that you’ve already processed

Since Amazon doesn’t do this automatically, you’ll need to manually move them if you want to hide them. Although archiving orders hides them, it doesn’t delete the information and it isn’t permanent. You can still unarchive them if you choose to later.

How to Archive Your Amazon Orders 

Archiving your orders is simple and straight forward. The first thing you’ll want to do is sign into your account and go to the homepage, then follow the below steps:

  1. In the upper right-hand corner, click Returns & Orders
    Amazon archived orders
  2. Scroll through your orders and select the one you’d like to archive
  3. Click on View Order Details next to the order
    • You can also click Archive Order from the Your Orders screen under the product description
      Amazon archived orders
  4. Click Archive Order
  5. Click Archive Order again to confirm 

How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders 

Once archived, you can still view your orders, they won’t be gone forever—even if you deactivate your Amazon account.

To access your Amazon archived orders:

  1. Log into your Amazon account
  2. In the top right corner, hover over the Accounts & Lists dropdown
    Amazon archived orders
  3. From the dropdown menu, select Your Account
  4. Scroll down and click the Archived Orders link in the Ordering and shopping preferences tile which is further down the page
  5. Click on View Order Details on the top right
    • You can also click Unarchive Order on the bottom left of the product to do this step quicker.
      Unarchive Amazon orders
  6. Click Unarchive Order 

View Your Archived Orders on the Mobile App (no longer available)

Unfortunately, you can no longer view archived orders using the Amazon mobile app. Below are the steps to view archived orders on the older version of the app. Hopefully they reintroduce this feature in a future update to the mobile app.

  1. Open the Amazon app and login (if needed)
  2. Tap the three-line icon on the bottom of your screen to open the menu
    View Amazon archived orders, mobile
  3. Select Orders 
    View Amazon orders
  4. Tap the Filter option and select Archived Orders 

How to Hide Your Amazon Search History 

Even if your orders are archived on Amazon, you may still be able to see your search history—which means so can anyone else who shares your account. To avoid this, you can easily hide your Amazon search history in a few simple steps.

You can't delete orders you've made and can't hide them from your archive, but you can hide them from your browsing history. Here's how:

  1. Go to Amazon on your computer and log in to your account
  2. Go to Recently viewed or Pick up where you left off
  3. Click on View your browsing history
    hide Amazon search history
  4. Click Manage history
  5. There are three ways to clear your history
    1. Find the item you want to remove and click Remove from view directly on the product or
    2. Choose Remove all items from view or
    3. Toggle the button for Turn browser history on/off
      Hide Amazon browsing history

After this, the item(s) will say Removed over it, the section will be grayed out, and will disappear once you refresh the page.

Create an Amazon Household Account

One way to avoid other users from seeing your purchases and search history is to create separate users accounts under the same Amazon account.

When you do this, each person will have their own login and password and others will only be able to see their history if they are logged into that exact account.

Amazon Household allows you to connect and share Amazon benefits with up to two adults as well as up to four teens and four children. 

  • Adults (18 and up)
  • Teens (13-17 years old)
  • Children (12 and under)

If you’re a Prime member, your family members can also access the same free benefits as you, including:

  • Prime Delivery
  • Prime Video
  • Prime Reading
  • Amazon Photos and album sharing
  • Amazon First Reads
  • Unlimited listening on Audible Channels
  • Early access to Amazon Lightning Deals

How to Add Other Users to Your Amazon Account

To add an adult, teen, or child to your Amazon Household:

  1. Go to Amazon Household
  2. Under Create your Household now, select Add Adult/Teen/Child
  3. There are two ways to add them:
    • Enter the name and email address of the person you'd like to invite, then hit Continue. They will have 14 days to accept.
    • Select Sign up together on this device and follow the instructions on your screen.

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