Turn Google Now on or off

You can turn Google Now on or off from within the Google Search app:

  1. Open the Google Search app.
  2. Touch Menu > Settings > Google Now. You may need to lower the keyboard to see the Menu icon.
If you have a Nexus 5 and want to turn Google Now on or off, touch & hold empty space on any Home screen, then touch Settings > Google Now.

Turn on Google Now from the Settings screen:

  1. Touch Google Now.
  2. In the screen that appears, touch Yes, I'm in.

Turn off Google Now from the Settings screen:

  1. Touch Google Now.
  2. Slide the switch to Off.
  3. In the dialog that appears, decide whether you also want to turn off Location History. If so, check Also turn off Location History. Selecting this option may affect the way other Google products work.
  4. Touch Turn off.

Turning off Google Now stops the display of cards and returns any card settings you may have changed to their initial state. Turning off Location History doesn’t delete existing history or turn off Location Reporting.