Latest Google app update on iOS forcefully turned on trending searches
Trending suggestions or searches is one of the features of the Google app. This feature is meant to show suggestions based on your search results and what others in your locale are searching for.
However, majority of times, Trending suggestions show irrelevant results and that is pretty annoying. In fact, with the latest update of the Google app, even after toggling off the trending search option, it is still not getting disabled.
Users of Google app on iOS took to Google support forums and have reported that they cannot get ‘now trending’ option off. Reportedly, app version 91.0 on iOS version 13.3.1 has been surfaced with this issue.
You can check out some of the user reports below:
Google version 91.0 (the newest update) I have tried the recommendations. I toggled the “autocomplete with trending searches” switch. It did nothing.
The list of trending searches is still there. I want it gone. It’s distracting.
I am assuming that a recent iphone update iOS 13.3.1 (Feb 2020) has caused this fault with Google Search. I have double checked “Autocomplete with trending searches” and it is set to off but I still get “trending searches” which I do NOT want. They fill the screen and are bothersome. Google Search app version 91.1.292041477
This started Feb 2020
Can’t remove trending searches or prevent them from occurring even though it’s toggled off.(Source)
Moreover, there are dozens of similar reports both from iOS and Android users of the Google app reporting they cannot get rid of the trending searches even after toggling it off. However, a product expert at the Google forum has stated that this is a known issue.
This is a known issue and there is already a thread where it is being discussed:
Please join that thread for information, updates or further comment.
Matter of fact, the product expert also stated that this issue has already been escalated to the concerned Google team for further investigation.
The main topic on this subject, and the one that has been escalated to the Google team for investigation, is:
Delete ALL trending searches
It will be interesting to see how Google tackles this issue that has been reported. It is expected that Google might very soon, push a small bugfix update to fix this issue.
We will keep you in the loop until we have more information in this regard. In the meantime, do check out our dedicated Google section to read such similar stories surrounding Google devices.
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