How to Disable Smart Reply and Smart Compose Features in Gmail

Do you know how to turn off/disable the smart compose and smart reply feature in the Gmail app and web? Gmail is a free email service provided by Google to everyone using a Google account with free space. Gmail distinguishing itself from its smart email features. But in case you do not want to use Gmail’s auto-reply suggestions or auto-complete, you can disable them or turn them off. Let me show you how to turn off the Smart compose and Smart Reply feature.

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What are Smart Compose and Smart Reply?

The Smart Compose option gives you predictive text suggestions right as you are typing an email.

The Smart Compose feature's auto-suggestion in action
The Smart Compose feature’s auto-suggestion in action

In Gmail, the Smart Reply feature shows you three quick replies to an email at the bottom.

Gmail's Smart Reply feature showing quick replies
Gmail’s Smart Reply feature showing quick replies

You can turn off both options in Gmail’s settings on a per-device and per-account basis in the Gmail in the mobile app for Android and iPhone or web client.

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How to Disable Smart Reply and Smart Compose in Gmail for Web

To turn off Smart Reply and Smart Compose in Gmail using the web client. You can disable this feature in Gmail’s settings. To perform this action follow the below-given steps for your guidelines:

  • Open any your web browser to open the Gmail website
  • Go the Settings by clicking the Settings Gear icon from the upper right side
  • Select the See All Settings option from the menu
  • Scroll down in the General tab and Go to the Smart Compose section
  • Click the radio button next to Writing Suggestions Off to turn off the feature
  • Next, go to little down further and find the Smart Reply section. Select the radio button next to Smart Reply Off to turn off the feature.
  • After that, go down at the bottom of the web page and select the Save Changes option
Go to Gmail Settings
Go to Gmail Settings
Disable Smart Compose and Smart Reply and Save Changes
Disable Smart Compose and Smart Reply and Save Changes

You will return back to the Gmail inbox. The next time you try to reply to an email, you will locate that the Smart Reply box will be gone and you will not be disrupted by auto-complete suggestions.

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How to Disable Smart Reply and Smart Compose in Gmail Mobile App

If you are using the Gmail app on your Android or tablet and iPhone, you will have to turn off/disable the Smart Reply and Smart Compose options features on your smartphone device separately for each Gmail account. The method is similar for both Android and iPhone devices.

  • Go to your Gmail mobile phone App on your Android or iPhone smartphone
  • Then, tap on the menu option (three horizontal lines) in the top toolbar
  • Now scroll down and select the Settings option
  • Tap on the email account where you wish to turn off the Smart Compose and Smart Reply features
  • Go down and uncheck the Checkbox next to the Smart Reply and Smart Compose features.
  • After that, select the back arrow button in the top-left corner to turn back to the Gmail home screen.
Open Gmail App and Go to Settings
Open Gmail App and Go to Settings
Uncheck Boxes of Smart Compose and Smart Reply
Uncheck Boxes of Smart Compose and Smart Reply

Those users are using different or multiple accounts in the Gmail application, repeat the process to turn off/disable the feature in all your accounts.

How to Turn On Smart Compose and Smart Reply Features in Gmail

If you want to turn it on Smart Reply and Smart Compose features in your Gmail web and app in the same way. You will need to go to the setting of your Gmail via Web and Gmail mobile app.

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Enable Smart Compose and Smart Reply Features in Gmail Web

You can turn it back on Smart Reply and Smart Compose features in Gmail Web while using computer. Here are the following steps to do it.

  1. Open your Gmail with any browser
  2. Click on the Settings gear icon from the right corner
  3. Select the See All Settings option from the menu
  4. Scroll down in the General tab and Go to the Smart Compose section
  5. Click the radio button next to Writing Suggestions On to enable the feature
  6. Next, scroll down further and find the Smart Reply section. Select the radio button next to Smart Reply On to turn it on the feature.
  7. After that, Scroll down at the bottom of the web page and select the Save Changes option

Turn On the Smart Reply and Smart Compose Features in Gmail Mobile app

Let’s show you how to turn it back on the Smart compose and Smart Reply feature in your Gmail mobile app. Here are the followings steps:

  1. Go to your Gmail app and select the Main Menu
  2. Select the Settings option from the menu
  3. Tap on the Email you want to turn on the Smart Compose and Smart Reply features
  4. Scroll down and check the Checkbox next to the Smart Reply and Smart Compose features.
  5. After that, select the back arrow button in the top-left corner to turn back to the Gmail home screen.

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