How To Disable Google Now on Android
Google Now indicates future, a digital assistant that knows a startling amount about you.
It’s not meant for everyone, and you might be private person who does not like an app keeping a check on everything you are doing. Here’s how to deactivate some or all features of the Google Now service on your Android phone.
Disabling Google Now
You possibly signed up to have Google Now enhance your life when you first set up your phone, so it will feel like an essential part of the operating system, but the alternative to disable it is easy to find. From Google Now, scroll down and tap the menu button that is, the three vertical dots, and then select Settings to get at the app’s key options.
Move the switch at the top of the screen to turn off everything in Google Now in a swipe then approve your selection on the consequent dialog box. At the same time you also have the choice to disable Location History. This feature allows Google to monitor your location across all logged-in devices and adjust its services accordingly. Deactivating it does not remove your previous Location History or turn off Location Reporting.
Disabling certain cards and features
If you do not want to disable Google Now completely, you can fine-tune the individual cards that it displays. On any card, tap the menu icon and you shall be prompted if you want to keep getting updates on this type of topic. Further card options can be read by tapping the left or right arrows in the card.
On the other hand you can scroll down to the end of the Google Now screen and tap the icon that looks similar to a magic wand. All of the available cards are displayed here—including the ones that were previously disabled and in most cases you will be able to disable or enable the cards as you wish. Some of the Google Now categories, like sports, let you modify the notifications further by specifying the teams you are keen to follow.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 27, 2015 10:01 AM UTC