No doubt that Google keeps improving its cloud storage service, Google Drive to compete with many contenders. Last year, Google just added a Quick Access or Suggestion section which basically showing the new files you just opened and they were claimed it saves 50 percent of the average time to get the desired file. However, this kind of feature has a major concern with privacy where other people able to see the preview at the time you access it. Now, it’s wise to disable Quick Access on Google Drive to prevent inadvertently peeking.
The Quick Access is featured on both platforms, including web and mobile application. Luckily, you can disable the feature either on web desktop or app yet it requires slightly different ways.
So, I’m gonna show you how to disable Quick Access on Google Drive for both platforms. Let’s start with the desktop.
Disable Quick Access on Google Drive Web
1. Go to Google Drive page and log in with your Google account
2. Click the gear icon on the top of the page and select Settings.
3. Navigate to Suggestions and remove the check from it before hitting Done button.
4. Finally, refresh the page (CTRL+R) to see the effect. The Quick Access (Suggestions) should be hidden after.
Disable Quick Access on Google Drive App
1. Launch the Google Drive mobile app on either Android or iOS.
2. Tap the three-horizontal-lines icon (hamburger icon) to reveal the menu.
3. Scroll down and find Settings.
4. Navigate to Suggestions and tap the switcher to disable it.
Please note that when you hide the Quick Access on the app, it wouldn’t be affected on the web version and vice versa.
Therefore, for people who use Google Drive on the web and app may need to change the setting on both devices.
In addition, you can transfer Google Drive files from one account to another one that you only use it privately rather than public.
Alright. That’s an easy way to disable Quick Access on Google Drive. I hope these guides help you!