How to Turn off Google Discover on Android and iPhone

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The main page on Google app defaults to the new Google Discover Feed, formerly known as Google Feed. Besides the basic search box, Discover allows users to get information about their interests. Discover automatically shows the latest updates like your favourite sports team, news site, celebrities, hobbies and more. It displays this information in the form of cards without requiring you to perform a search. To show these updates Google gathers information from your Google account including your web and app activity, device information and location history.

While Google Discover keeps you updated with the trending topics and latest news. At the same time, some people may find the topics completely irrelevant and unnecessary. In such a case, you can choose to turn off Google Discover stories. Here’s how you can remove discover feed on Android, iPhone and iPad.

How to Disable Google Discover

On Android

  1. Open the Google app.
  2. Tap on More at the bottom right. google discover on android
  3. Navigate to Settings > General. google app settings
  4. Turn off the “Discover” toggle. disable google discover on android

Now you won’t see cards on the Discover page except for the Google Search box. Though the Discover icon will continue to show on the home tab of Google app.

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Discover turned off

On iPhone/iPad

  1. Open Google app.
  2. Tap 3 dots at the bottom right. google app for ios
  3. Select Discover. google discover settings on ios
  4. Turn off the toggle for Discover. turn off google discover on iphone and ipad

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On in a browser

In some countries, Discover is shown on the homepage of To turn off discover feed in your browser, visit on your iPhone or Android device. Now navigate to Menu (hamburger icon) > Settings > Discover and select “Don’t show on homepage”.

Alternatively, you can customise discover if you do not wish to disable it completely. To do so, go to Google app > More > Customise Discover. Tap on “Follow topics” and select the topics you’re interested in.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

1 Response

  1. Alan Peters says:

    This does not work. \”Discover\” comes right back on. it resets the toggle to on no matter what I do. I am beginning to really hate google.

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