Quick Fix: Remove Android’s Discover Page

Google’s Discover page, which is the left-hand side on many Android phones, can be a useful source of news or an irritating list of clickbait headlines and repetitive articles. And since it’s an integral part of the operating system on many phones, you probably won’t be able to uninstall it unless you installed it yourself.

You may Try customizing the content by selecting the two dots at the bottom right of each article and telling the algorithm you’re not interested, but that doesn’t always work. Or you can just get rid of it.

Long press on any home screen until you get a pop-up menu. Choose Home Settings and turn off Swipe to access the Google app. And that’s it – the Discover page is gone.

The Discover page uses an algorithm based on your usage to display a list of various articles from around the web that it thinks may interest you. But even if you let them know what you’re interested or not interested in using the two-dot more icon at the bottom right of each article, the list can still be populated with pushy headlines, repetitive blogs, or just plain wrong Things.

If this happened on your phone and you just want to get rid of the whole thing, follow the instructions above. After that, you can’t swipe directly from your initial homepage to the Discover page – it’s just gone. (You can of course get it back by following the same instructions and toggle Swipe to access the Google app back to.)

There is another option if you don’t want this complete get rid of the Discover page but are tired of seeing that long list of headlines.

You’ll now notice that your homepage is blank on the far left instead of being filled with a long list of unwanted content. Well, almost empty – there will be one Activate Discover button in case you change your mind.

Oh, and you might also notice that the Discover page has invaded your phone’s Chrome app, so you see the Discover feed right below your recent search results every time you start a new tab. Luckily, it’s easy to get rid of.

If you don’t mind having Discover on your Chrome tabs but just don’t like the content you get, tap Administer option and you will be offered several options to try taming the feed.


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