An "X" on search suggestions in Chrome on desktop.

When you start typing a query or a website link in Google Chrome’s address bar, the browser displays various search suggestions beneath the bar. If you aren’t a big fan of these suggestions, you can turn them off. We’ll show you how.

If disabling images in search suggestions isn’t enough, Chrome will stop offering any suggestions retrieved from your default search engine after making this change. Any suggestions from your browsing history, however, will continue to appear.

This method works for any search engine you use in Chrome, including Google and Bing.

RELATED: How to Disable Images in Chrome's Address Bar Search Suggestions

Turn Off Chrome’s Search Suggestions on Desktop

To disable search suggestions in Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, launch Chrome on your computer.

In the top-right corner of Chrome, click the three dots.

Click the three dots in the top-right corner of Chrome on desktop.

From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the three-dots menu in Chrome on desktop.

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On the “Settings” screen, in the “You and Google” section on the right, click “Sync and Google Services.”

Select "Sync and Google Services" on the "Settings" page in Chrome on desktop.

You’re now on the “Google Services” page. Here, scroll down to the “Other Google Services” section, then turn off the “Autocomplete Searches and URLs” option.

Disable "Autocomplete Searches and URLs" on the "Google Services" page in Chrome on desktop.

And you’re all set. Chrome will no longer offer any search suggestions in the address bar.

Did you know you can also remove suggestions from Chrome’s new tab page?

Turn Off Chrome’s Search Suggestions on Android

You can disable Chrome’s search suggestions on Android, too.

To do so, launch Chrome on your Android phone. In the top-right corner of the browser, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of Chrome on Android.

From the three-dots menu, select “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the three-dots menu in Chrome on Android.

On the “Settings” page that opens, in the “You and Google” section, tap “Google Services.”

Tap "Google Services" on the "Settings" page in Chrome on Android.

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In the “Google Services” menu, disable the “Autocomplete Searches and URLs” option.

Turn off "Autocomplete Searches and URLs" on the "Google Services" page in Chrome on Android.

And that’s it. Enjoy a suggestion-free browsing experience in Chrome on your Android phone!

While you’re fine-tuning your experience, you may also want to personalize the Google Discover feed on Android.

Turn Off Chrome’s Search Suggestions on iPhone or iPad

To get rid of search suggestions in Chrome on an iPhone or iPad, launch Chrome on your device.

In the bottom-right corner of Chrome, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in the bottom-right corner of Chrome on iPhone.

In the three-dots menu, tap “Settings.”

Select "Settings" from the three-dots menu in Chrome on iPhone.

On the “Settings” page, tap “Google Services.”

Tap "Google Services" on the "Settings" page in Chrome on iPhone.

In the “Google Services” menu, turn off the “Autocomplete Searches and URLs” option. Then, in the top-right corner, tap “Done.”

Disable "Autocomplete Searches and URLs" on the "Google Services" page in Chrome on iPhone.

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And Chrome on your iPhone or iPad will no longer bother you with any search suggestions!


Disabling various little things in Chrome can vastly improve your browsing experience. For example, you can remove the Chromecast button if you don’t plan to cast anything from Chrome to your casting devices.

RELATED: How to Disable and Remove Chromecast in Google Chrome

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