Get predictions in the address bar

When you type in the address bar, Google Chrome can use your search engine to help you complete the web addresses and search terms you're looking for.

Turn off predictions

If you don't want predictions from your search engine in the address bar on your computer, you can turn them off.

On your computer

The prediction service is typically turned on by default. To turn it off:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu .
  3. Click Settings > Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, uncheck Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar.

Remove matches from your browsing history and bookmarks

The address bar also shows matches from your browsing history and your bookmarks. Even if you turn off predictions, matches from your browsing history and your bookmarks will still appear in your search bar.

If you don't want to see this info in your predictions, clear your browsing history and delete your bookmarks.

On your mobile device

The prediction service is typically turned on by default. To turn it off:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app .
  2. Touch the Chrome menu, which might look like either three dots Menu or a tab Menu.
  3. Touch Settings > Privacy.
  4. Touch the checkbox next to Search and URL suggestions.

Remove matches from your browsing history and bookmarks

The address bar also shows matches from your browsing history and your bookmarks. Even if you turn off predictions, matches from your browsing history and your bookmarks will still appear in your search bar.

If you don't want to see this info in your predictions, clear your browsing history and delete your bookmarks.

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