In Android 6.0.1 I got this unnecessary feature which displays most frequently used apps on top of all other applications.
I don't need it (You can see on the pic the top 4 apps underlined). Is it possible to disable this feature at all?

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2 Answers 2


To remove the most used app bar follow the steps :

  1. Open Google Now ;
  2. Open the sidebar (hamburger menu or slide from the left) ;
  3. Click the "Settings" button ;
  4. Scroll down to the Home screen section
  5. Toggle the option "App Suggestions".

Source : Reddit.


There was recently an update (Android 7.1.2) that makes the previous answer incorrect, the new directions are as follows:

  1. Press and hold on the home screen until this dialogue appears:
    1. Then simply press the settings icon and change the one that says app suggestions.

Source: experimenting

  • 1
    Oct 2019: This is the answer that still works: Hold home screen > Home settings > Suggestions > Apps (disable)
    – sahimat
    Oct 15, 2019 at 20:24

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