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How To Turn Off Google Lens on an iPhone

Google Lens

Google Lens is a utility feature that comes with the Google Search app and comes in handy since it allows people to identify different objects around them. However, many users don’t need this feature on their iPhones and want to turn it off. 

Quick Answer

To turn off Google Lens on iPhone, go to Settings and tap “Privacy”. Select “Camera” and toggle off “Google”. Go back to Privacy settings, select “Photos”, tap “Google”, and choose “None” from the menu.

To make things understandable to you, we took the time to write a comprehensive guide on how to turn off Google Lens on iPhone. We will also discuss how to use this feature on an iOS device if you change your mind about getting rid of it on your device. 

What Can Google Lens Do?

Google Lens allows you to use your iPhone Camera to search for everything and anything. And recently, Google has added some more exciting features to it. 

For instance, Google Lens can translate text for you, identify plants and animals, scan barcodes and QR codes, detect and recognize your surroundings, find the price of different items, help with smart text search, and help you order your food. 

Turning Off Google Lens on an iPhone

If you are wondering how to turn off Google Lens on your iPhone, our 2 detailed step-by-step without will help you through the entire process without much hassle. 

Method #1: Disabling Camera and Photos Access

With these steps, you can disable Camera and Photos access on your iPhone to turn off Google Lens. 

Step #1: Change Privacy Settings

In the first step, unlock your iPhone, swipe left to access App Library, and tap the Settings app. Once the app is launched, scroll down and select “Privacy”.

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Step #2: Turn Off Google Lens

When the Privacy settings open up on the screen, scroll down and tap “Photos”. To turn off Google Lens, tap “Google” and select “None”.

Next, go back to “Privacy”, tap “Camera”, and move the toggle next to “Google” to the off position.

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All Done!

Once you disable Google’s Camera and Photos access, Google Lens will be turned off, and you will no longer use it.

Method #2: Uninstalling Google 

If you are using an iPhone and want to turn off Google Lens, you can uninstall the app in the following way.

Step #1: Open Settings

In the first step, open the App Library on your iPhone and tap the Settings app. Once the app is launched, go to “General” and tap “iPhone Storage”.

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Step #2: Delete Google

On the “iPhone Storage” screen, scroll down and locate “Google”. When you do, tap it and select “Offload App” to store the documents and data of the app even when it is uninstalled. Once the app is offloaded, tap the red “Delete App” button to uninstall it.

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Alternate Method

To uninstall Google in another way, follow the steps stated below.

1. Locate Google on your Home screen.
2. Touch and hold the app icon.
3. Tap “Remove App”.
4. Confirm by selecting “Delete App”.

Using Google Lens on an iPhone

If you have changed your mind about deleting Google Lens from your iPhone,  our 2 step-by-step methods will guide you on using the app conveniently.

Method #1: Using Google Lens With Photos

Follow these steps to use Google Lens on your iPhone with existing pictures on your Photos app.

Step #1: Open Google

In the first step, open your Google app, tap the Google Lens icon at the right end of the search bar, and select “Go to Settings”

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When the Google Settings screen appears on the screen, tap “Photos” and select “All Photos” from the menu of options. 

Step #2: Use Google Lens With Photos

Once you have changed the Photos access Settings, open the Google app and tap the Lens icon again.

Select a picture from your Camera Roll you need help identifying, and the description of the item and similar items will appear underneath the picture.

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Method #2: Using Google Lens With the Camera

You can also use the Camera of your iPhone to scan and identify objects with Google Lens in the following way.

Step #1: Allow Google Permission To Use Camera

First, select the Google app from your App Library to open it, and then tap the Google Lens icon at the right end of the search bar. 

Now, tap “Search with your camera” and select “Go to Settings”. Move the toggle next to “Google” to the Google Settings screen to allow the app to access your Camera.

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Step #2: Use Google Lens With the iPhone Camera

Open your Google app again, tap the Google Lens icon, and the screen will transform into a Camera. Scan the object and place you want, and tap any bubble on the photo to reveal relevant search results. 

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Summary 

In this write-up on how to turn off Google Lens on your iPhone, we’ve explored multiple ways to disable the feature on your iOS device. We’ve also discussed the easiest ways to use Google Lens on your iPhone.

Hopefully, you found what you were looking for, and now you can use your iPhone without Google Lens installed on it.

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