1. AC Question's Avatar
    When selecting the Google search bar on the home screen, a list of trending searches appear. Is there any way to remove these? Moto X 2014, 5.1.
    04-18-2016 09:43 AM
  2. Steven Hager's Avatar
    In short, no. This is a feature that was initially just being tested on a number of phones, starting as far back as January. Now it appears to have been implemented on all devices. Here is a link to a Google support forum where a lot of people have been complaining about it:

    https://productforums.google.com/for...orum/websearch

    The only response from a Google employee has been something along the lines of, "We're trying to work out this error on your device. Could you offer more details?" There were no responses after that. The employee does not seem to understand that this is an automatic feature which google is applying to all phones, and people are asking that the feature be removed. Considering that the public reaction to the new feature has ranged from, "Whatever," to, "Please get rid of this. I hate it," (i.e. there's no positive reaction) you would think google would respond more quickly and allow people to turn it off.

    The only way to avoid it is by uninstalling the search bar and pulling up the Google search page in Chrome or another Web browser.
    04-24-2016 01:43 PM
  3. David Odom's Avatar
    Go to support.google.com. search help autocomplete to legal help to removing content from Google. Reference Autocomplete then follow directions.
    06-15-2016 01:39 PM
  4. David Odom's Avatar
    The answer is in the "autocomplete" system. Go to "settings", to "Google", to "Search & Now", to "Autocomplete", to "show trending searches" & TURN IT OFF.
    07-27-2016 11:40 AM
  5. Andrew Greco's Avatar
    The answer is in the "autocomplete" system. Go to "settings", to "Google", to "Search & Now", to "Autocomplete", to "show trending searches" & TURN IT OFF.
    Thanks!
    11-21-2016 08:11 PM
  6. Myamusinglife's Avatar
    some months later - and thank you!

    I don't know how this got turned ON but thankfully I found your reply here and discovered how to turn it OFF.

    too bad this doesn't turn off all the rest of my life issues. LOL.

    thanks!
    01-10-2017 11:21 AM

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