How to Enable or Disable Smart Compose on Gmail

Smart Compose, a feature in Gmail which is powered by machine learning, offers suggestions while composing an email.

This feature is turned on by default in Gmail web version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone).

Let’s see how to use this feature quickly:

Compose your email as usual, and you can see the suggestion. If you want to use it, then press “Tab” key (if you’re in PC) or swipe (if you’re in Android or iPhone). Else, continue typing.

If you don’t like this feature, then you can turn it off and here’s how you can do that on PC, Android, and iPhone:



  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.

  2. Hit “Gear” icon and then “Settings.”

  3. Under the “General” section, you can find “Smart Compose.” Beside it, you can see two options – “Writing suggestions on” and “Writing suggestions off.”

  4. Click on “Writing suggestions off.”
    Selected Writing suggestions off option

  5. Hit “Save Changes” button at the bottom.

That’s it. All done.

To revert, follow the above steps and instead of selecting “Writing suggestions off,” select “Writing suggestions on.”


The suggestions are based on your writing style by default. If you want to turn off this feature, follow the below steps (remember that when you turn off this feature, you’ll get generic suggestions):

  1. Hit Gear icon > Settings > General.
  2. Find “Smart Compose personalization.” Beside it, you can see “Personalization off.” Select it.

That’s it. All done.

To turn on the feature: follow the above steps and instead of selecting “Personalization off” option, select “Personalization on.”

See: How to Search For Emails by Date in Gmail


  1. Open Gmail app.
  2. Hit the “Hamburger” icon (three vertical lines) and then “Settings.”
  3. Tap the email account for which you want to disable Smart Compose.
  4. Find the “Smart Compose” option which you can find between “Conversation view” and “Smart Reply.” Hit it.
Disabled Smart Compose

That’s it. All done.

In the future, if you want to enable Smart Compose, follow the above steps.


  1. Open Gmail app.
  2. Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Settings > Email address you prefer.
  3. Tap the toggle beside “Smart Compose.”

That’s it. All done.

Remember that the above steps can enable Smart Compose.

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