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Turn Google Now on or off

You can get Now cards, short snippets of useful information, when you're using the Google app. When you turn Google Now off, you won't see Now cards in the Google app, but you can still use the app to search.

  1. Open the Google app Google .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand thenSettings and thenNow cards.
  3. Next to "Show cards," turn the switch on or off.
  4. To finish setup, follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If you skip turning on the Google Account settings that make Google Now work best, you might be prompted to turn them on later. For example, if you try to say "Ok Google," you'll be prompted to turn on the Voice & Audio Activity setting.

Troubleshoot problems

"Google Now is turned off for your domain"

If you see this message, you’re using Google for Work and your system administrator has turned off Google Now for your organization. Before you can use it, your administrator needs to turn on Google Now for your organization.

I turned on Now cards, but I still don’t get notifications

If you aren't getting notifications for your Now cards, follow the instructions below to fix the problem:

  1. Open the Google app Google .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Now cards.
  4. Next to "Notifications," turn on the switch.

Google Now with work or school accounts

If you got your Google Account through work or school, your network administrator might need to turn on Google Now for you. Here’s how administrators can turn on Google Now.

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