Trending searches is a feature offered by Google that shows search suggestions based on the number of people that use similar search terms. This way users may discover information about a certain topic that they otherwise might have missed. However, others find trending searches to be distracting and possibly annoying. Furthermore, while its footprint on the system is minuscule, the feature does run in the background and generates network data, which could be undesired in certain circumstances. If you wish no longer to receive trending suggestions from Google, use the guides outlined below.
Stop Trending Suggestions in Chrome on iPhone or iPad Devices
- Open Chrome.
- Tap on your profile.
- Now, locate 'Autocomplete Searches and URLs' and disable it via the corresponding slider.
Another option to avoid receiving Trending searches is to use Incognito mode.
Stop Trending Suggestion in Safari on iPhone and iPad Devices
- Open the 'Settings' app.
- Open 'Safari' from the list.
- Find the 'Search Engine Suggestions' option and turn it off.
- You may also disable the 'Safari Suggestions ' option.
Disable Trending Suggestions in Chrome on a Mac
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the three-dots icon located in the upper-right corner.
- Open 'Settings.'
- Select 'Sync and Google Services.'
- Disable the 'Autocomplete searches and URLs' option.
Disable Trending Searches from the Google website
- Open your browser and go to google.com.
- Tap on the icon with three lines in the upper left.
- Select 'Settings.'
- Locate 'Auto-complete with trending searches' and select the 'Do not show popular searches' option.
- Scroll down and hit 'Save' to save the changes.