Change your Google app settings

You can change your settings for the Google app, including settings for voice search, past searches, SafeSearch, and notifications. Some Google app settings are based on your device settings, like dark theme. 

Open the settings menu

  1. Open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Search Search.
  3. Search for a setting.
 If you're new to iPhone, you can learn how to get started with the Google app.

Settings you can change

  • Autocomplete with trending searches: Choose whether you want to get trending searches when using the Google app.
  • Google Translate: When you turn on Google Translate, the Google app will offer to translate pages written in other languages using Google Translate.
  • Discover: Get stories related to your interests in the Google app.
  • Search settings: You can change settings like region and language.
    • Personal results: Depending on your other settings, you can get personal results from other products you use, like Gmail. For example, you can search for information about your upcoming flights or restaurant reservation.
    • Search customization: Turn on to let Google offer you more relevant recommendations and results based on your searches when you're signed out.
    • Region for Search Results: Choose a region for search results.
    • Language for Search Results: Choose a language for search results.
  • Autoplay video previews: Videos could start playing automatically without sound. You can turn these autoplay video previews on or off. You can also change when they'll play, like on Wi-Fi or mobile.
  • Siri Shortcuts: Quickly access your favorite Google features, like Search, when you say "Search with Google" or "Translate with Lens."
  • Default apps: Choose which apps to use when opening search results.
You can change your notifications for features like weather, topics you follow, or flight updates. Next to a notification, turn the setting on or off. Learn how to change your Google notifications.
Hide explicit results
SafeSearch: You can filter explicit content from your search results. Learn how to fix issues with  SafeSearch.
Personal results

You can choose to get personal results in Search based on info in your Google Account. Personal results in Search include:

Voice & Assistant

Change the settings used when you search or complete an action using your voice.

  • Language: The language you pick here works with any voice searches you do. If you want, this can be different from your device's display language.
  • Spoken results: Choose whether answers are spoken back to you when you do a search.
  • Voice search on Bluetooth devices: If this setting is on, you can do voice searches or actions using a Bluetooth headset, when one is connected.
  • "Ok Google" hotword: Decide whether saying "Ok Google" will trigger a voice search from anywhere in the app. The "Ok Google" setting is available only on iPhone 4s+ and iPad 2+ devices.
Important: This feature isn’t available in all countries or languages.

On web page forms, Autofill saves and fills in password and payment info with the data saved to your Google Account. Autofill also saves address data to your device.

To turn Autofill on or off:

  1. Open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Autofilll.
  3. Tap Autofill with Google.

To manage your info from Autofill, tap Manage addresses, Payment methods or Passwords and then Select the info you want to change or remove.

Tip: With Autofill, you can also create and save strong passwords. When a site asks for a new password, Autofill suggests one for you. To save the password, tap Use suggested. To create your own, tap Cancel.

Privacy & security


The Google app doesn’t update your Location History on your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to manage your Location History.


Google Usage ID

A unique ID is sent with info about your Google Product usage to help improve Google Services for everyone. This ID isn't associated with your Google Account and won't be used to identify you. Tap Reset Google Usage ID.

Enable Face ID for Incognito mode

Use Face ID to confirm it's you when you return to an incognito session after 15 minutes.

Diagnostic data

To help us improve our products and services for everyone, you can let the Google app send us information about how you use it and how it’s working.

The Google app can send information like:

  • Data from Google app crashes or other problems
  • What other apps you have on your device
  • Quality and length of your network connections like mobile, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

If you have additional Web & App Activity turned on, this info is stored with your account. You can find and delete it in My Activity. All info is used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy.


Remove your Google Account from the Google app

Important: When you remove a Google Account from your device, the account is removed from all Google apps and services on your device.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Manage accounts on this device.
  3. Tap a Google account and then Remove account.

Delete your Google Account

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