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How to enable or disable app suggestions on Google Pixel phones

Stop your Pixel from suggesting apps in the app drawer by following these steps.

Published onMarch 14, 2024

Whether they use an older device or a Google Pixel 8 series, Pixel owners since Android 11 have access to a unique feature that aims to make finding apps a swifter, easier task. App suggestions are designed to show Pixel users recommended apps on either the home screen or the bottom app drawer based on the owner’s phone activity. Of course, Pixel users might think this feature is more than a bit annoying if enabled. Thankfully, you can disable it pretty quickly on the phone. You can also enable the feature again if you want to use it.


You can disable the Pixel app suggestions feature by going into the Home Settings screen to toggle off Suggestions. You can toggle them back on again to reenable the feature.


How to turn off app suggestions on Pixel phones

Pixel app suggestions appear on the bottom row of the first image below (highlighted by a red box). If you don’t want Google to suggest apps, you can disable these by following the steps below.

  1. Long press any empty space on your Pixel home screen.
  2. A pop-up menu should appear on the screen with a Home Settings option. Tap on it.
  3. Next, go down and tap on the Suggestions option.
  4. You should now see the Suggestions menu. Toggle off Suggestions in all apps list and the Suggestions on Home screen to disable both.

How to turn on app suggestions from Pixel phones

If you’d like to try the app suggestions feature but it’s disabled on your phone, here’s how to enable it.

  1. Long press any empty space on your Pixel home screen.
  2. The pop-up menu will appear, and you tap on the Home Settings option
  3. Tap on the Suggestions option, and then toggle on the Suggestions in all apps list and the Suggestions on Home screen options to reenable them again.


Suggested apps is a feature on Google Pixel devices that promotes certain apps on the home screen based on your app usage. It’s a good way to quickly find the apps you use the most, but some may also find the feature annoying.

To prevent an app from appearing on the suggested apps list, long press on the home screen, then select Home Settings. Tap Suggestions, then select Blocked apps. You can also long press the app’s icon, then drag it to the “Don’t suggest this app” section.

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