How to Turn Off Word Prediction on Google

You can turn off the Google Instant predictions feature.
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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.

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

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

Scroll down to "Google instant predictions."

Click "Never show instant results."

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

Andrew McClain has been writing since 1994. He has written several articles for various websites and writes user guides and software manuals for several freelance clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.