Google Instant is a predictive feature that can help speed up your searches by displaying words used in other searches automatically. This option can be a time-saver that minimizes typos and saves keystrokes, but it can also become annoying. You can turn off Google Instant predictions in the Settings menu on a Google search results page.

Step 1

Browse to Google, type a word or phrase that you want to search on and click "Search."

Step 2

Click the "Gear" icon on the results page and select "Search settings" to open the Search Settings page.

Step 3

Scroll down to "Google instant predictions."

Step 4

Click "Never show instant results."

Step 5

Click "Save" to commit the new setting and turn off word prediction on Google.