How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

On your Android phone, you go into your settings/apps and click on the 3 dots at the top right of the screen. Choose show system. Scroll down to the Lens, Qlens (or both depending on your phone) and then click Force Stop and Disable (if available).

How to Turn off Google Lens in Google Chrome

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Its hard to follow at first, just replay it a few times.

Basically type chrome://flags in your chrome browser, which give you a “search flags” prompt, type in lens, then disable each of the items that appear. Type Relaunch (to relaunch Chrome); close Chrome; Lens will still be there. Re-boot phone; Lens is gone!

I discovered an approach that, at least for two weeks now, seems to have worked.

I tried a twist on this approach which I had mentioned above:

The “twist” is I did NOT re-enable the Google App. This seems to have permanently removed Google Lens (Yay!!), and I have not noticed any other functionality missing from my phone since I did not re-enabled the Google App. Yay!!

  • Update: Its been over three months and Google Lens has not come back since I implemented this approach! Very satisfied.
  • How To Disable or Remove Google Lens From Your Smartphone

    Google lens is one of the cool apps from Google. It has been very helpful to me from the day when it first arrived on my smartphone. But the thing is that I never installed this app. The Google Lens app came pre-installed with the android in my case. So now I want to disable or remove Google Lens app from my android phone because I don’t use it anymore.

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