How to disable search suggestions in Google Chrome

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable search suggestions in Google Chrome.

When you start typing a search term or a website link in the address bar of Google Chrome, the browser will show various search suggestions. If you don't like these suggestions, you can turn them off, and the steps on this page will show you how to do it on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer and an Android phone or tablet.

How to remove search suggestions in Google Chrome on a computer

The steps below work for Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Click on the three-dots (⋮) menu button in the top right corner.

3. Click on Settings.

Google Chrome settings

4. In the You and Google section, you click on Sync and Google services.

Google Chrome Sync and Google services

5. Scroll down to the Other Google services section.

6. Disable the Autocomplete searches and URLs option by clicking on it or the toggle button next to it.

Disable autocomplete searches and URLs in Google Chrome

That's it. Google Chrome will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.

How to remove search suggestions in Google Chrome on Android

The steps below work for Google Chrome on all Android phones and tablets, such as Samsung, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, ASUS, Nokia, Google, Sony, LG, and other Android smartphones.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Tap on the three-dots (⋮) menu button in the top right corner.

Google Chrome for Android menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

Google Chrome for Android settings

4. In the You and Google section, you tap on Google services.

Google Chrome for Android Google services

5. Disable the Autocomplete searches and URLs option by tapping on it or the toggle button next to it.

Disable autocomplete searches and URLs in Google Chrome for Android

That's it. Google Chrome will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.


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