Beginner: How to Switch from iGoogle Back to Plain Google Homepage


Today a reader wrote in telling us that their home page used to be Google, but now they seem to be stuck on iGoogle instead, and would really rather have the plain old Google back. Here’s what we told them.

What’s happened here is that since the Google redesign, it’s a little more confusing how to switch back to the old Google page, and once your account has been set to use iGoogle, it’s going to keep showing that page instead.

What you need to do is simply click the Gear icon in the top right corner, and then choose Classic Home from that menu.


Just like that, back to plain old Google.


Obviously this article was meant for beginners, which is why we put that in the title. Any disparaging comments will be promptly deleted.

Lowell Heddings is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He spends all his free time making sure this site can bring you fresh geekery on a daily basis, and has been doing so for over eleven years.