Google Now is packed with incredible features, and it’s getting better all the time. One of the main draws of the service is that it brings relevant information to you without any input, so you get information before you even ask for it.
While this is certainly welcome most of the time, at times Google Now’s notifications can feel invasive or just pop up when you don’t want them. Here’s how to turn them off.
Open Google Now by sliding all the way to the left (if you’re using Google’s stock Now launcher) or just opening the Google app. Tap the hamburger menu in the top-left and choose Settings. Next, tap Now Cards, and look under the heading Get notified about.
Under here are the categories that will trigger Now notifications in your tray. You’ll often see these for the weather (like when tomorrow will be much colder than today was) or sports matches for teams you’ve added to your favorites.
Many of these are useful (like being able to read the menu for a restaurant you just entered), so you may want to leave some enabled, but not others.
laziness is when you can hear that it is raining outside and instead of getting up, you refresh Google Now cards to confirm
— Akshay Sharma (@akshaysharma05) May 10, 2016
That’s all! Hopefully Google Now doesn’t aggravate you too much, but turning anything off here that you tend to see too often should help. Don’t forget that you can make your own Google Now reminders that you’ll be much happier to see pop up!
Which Google Now notifications annoy you? Let us know how you’ve customized Now in the comments!
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