How to disable search suggestions in the address bar in Google Chrome

that "X" In search suggestions in Chrome on the desktop.

When you start typing a query or a website link into the Google Chrome address bar, the browser displays various search suggestions below the bar. If you’re not a huge fan of these suggestions, you can turn them off. We’ll show you how.

If disabling images in search suggestions is not enough, Chrome will stop providing any suggestions retrieved from the default search engine after making this change. However, any suggestions from your browsing history will still appear.

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

Related: How to disable images in address bar search suggestions in Chrome

Turn off search suggestions in Chrome on desktop

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

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

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

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

Choose "Settings" From the three-dot menu in Chrome on the desktop.

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

Choose "Google services and sync" On the "Settings" A page in Chrome on the desktop.

You are now on the Google Services page. Here, scroll down to the “Other Google services” section and turn off the “Auto-search and URLs” option.

Champions "Autocomplete searches and URLs" On the "Google services" A page in Chrome on the desktop.

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

Did you know you can too Remove suggestions from Chrome’s new tab page?

Turn off search suggestions in Chrome on Android

You can disable search suggestions in Chrome on Android as well.

To do this, launch Chrome on your Android phone. In the upper-right corner of the browser, click the three dots.

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

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

Choose "Settings" From the three-dot menu in Chrome on Android.

On the “Settings” page that opens, in the “You and Google” section, click on “Google services”.

handle "Google services" On the "Settings" A page in Chrome on Android.

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

turns off "Autocomplete searches and URLs" On the "Google services" A page in Chrome on Android.

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

As you fine-tune your experience, you may also like to Customize your Google Discover feed on Android.

Turn off search suggestions in Chrome on iPhone or iPad

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

In the bottom right corner of Chrome, click the three dots.

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

In the three-dot menu, click “Settings”.

Choose "Settings" From the three-dot menu in Chrome on iPhone.

On the Settings page, tap Google Services.

handle "Google services" On the "Settings" Page in Chrome on iPhone.

In the Google Services menu, turn off the Auto-complete searches and URLs option. Then, in the upper left corner, click on Done.

Champions "Autocomplete searches and URLs" On the "Google services" Page in Chrome on iPhone.

And Chrome on your iPhone or iPad won’t bother you with any search suggestions anymore!


Disabling many little things in Chrome can greatly improve your browsing experience. For example, you can Remove the Chromecast button if you don’t plan to send anything from Chrome to your casters.

Related: How to disable and remove Chromecast in Google Chrome



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