I know the Google Now Launcher/Cards isn’t new, but (after having my phone for 2 years) it has just now changed and become intrusive. I’m hoping to disable the card feed.
This weekend something updated and suddenly the annoying Google Now swipe up feature I’ve avoided all this time has morphed into a whole home screen with news/weather/etc. When I search the internet, it seems these cards have been around for years, but I always had a blank screen with just a search bar before. I assume my previous settings disabled this, but now an update has changed the settings.
I’ve tried to disable them, but Google says to look in the ‘customize’ menu, which I can’t access unless I turn on my ‘activity controls’. And, contrary to the undated google help page here, I cannot find the setting to just turn the cards off. Really, I want it all turned off, but it won’t let me both delete cards and turn off the activity tracker.
I already have the whole Google App blocked from using cell data, but I am still concerned where it is pulling these weather reports and news stories from if I’m not on wifi. I am already strapped for storage space, I don’t need Google filling it with nonsense.
If anyone has run into this problem and can help me with the settings, I would really appreciate it.