How To Disable/Enable Google Now

Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google. It is available in the Google app for the Android and iOS operating systems. Think of it as Android's Siri. However, while some consider the virtual assistant helpful, others find it annoying. Here's how to disable or enable Google Now.

  • From the Home screen, tap “Apps."
  • Choose “Google” (blue icon with a white ‘g’).
  • Tap the “Menu” button in the upper-left corner.
  • Select “Settings.“
  • Choose “Now cards.“
  • Set the Google Now settings on the screen as desired.

The “Show notifications for card updates” setting controls whether or not Google Now cards display in the notification area. Set it to “On” or “Off” as wanted. You can also set a Ringtone or Vibrate option on important updates.

The “Show cards” setting turns the entire Google Now feature on and off. When selected, you can also choose to delete your Google Now preferences and disable Google Now on all the devices tied to your account.

Video: Disable Google Now

GadgetsToUse tells you how to Disable Google Now when you swipe from the left on the main home screen in Android. Also, Google Now activates when you swipe from bottom to the top of the home button location on Android.

If you don't want to disable Google Now completely, you can tweak the individual cards that it displays. On any card, tap the menu icon (three vertical dots), and you'll be asked if you want to keep receiving updates on this type of topic. Further card options (if available) can be accessed by tapping the left or right arrows in the card.

That's all there is to customizing your Google Now settings. Thanks for reading the tutorial on OrDuH. Also, be sure to check out our other useful guides. Share the post with your friends.

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