If I disable Google app (which came preinstalled on my phone and which I don't use) will that have an effect on other apps by Google like Google Maps or Gmail?

I want to disable it for privacy reasons but I don't want other apps to be affected.

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No, it won't have any affect on other Google apps. I have it disabled in my phone. Here are the things I can't use anymore:

  1. Search widget at homescreen. I have removed it anyways.
  2. Google assistant.

I've basically never missed anything with the Google app disabled. Maps, Gmail, contacts sync and everything else works as they should. I don't see them having any connection with Google app.

However there will be issues if you disable Google Play Services app.

  • Today I found out that disabling the Google app not only removes the Search widget, but some others as well. I.e. At a glance (calendar and weather), Feed (not sure what this is, maybe an older version of At a glance) and Google sound search
    – Berend
    Commented Jun 22, 2021 at 11:23

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