How to Turn On/Off Smart Reply in Gmail for Android and iPhone

As more and more automation is getting into our daily life, Google added one more for its Gmail users. Google introduced Smart Reply feature that will suggest you some replies, you just need to select from those suggested replies and don’t have to type anything to reply to someone’s email. In this article, I will tell you how you can turn on/off Smart Reply in Gmail.

The smart reply feature is so intelligent that you hardly need to write anything. You can choose any of the appropriate suggested replies and send it to the sender of the email.

Turn On/Off Smart Reply in Gmail on App

The feature is available on Android and iOS Gmail App. Below are the steps to enable Smart Reply.

Note: As the feature is new so make sure that your Gmail app is updated. If not, then do update it before proceeding with the below steps.

1) Open Gmail app on your Android or iPhone device.

2) Tap on the hamburger/wrench icon at top left and select Settings.

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3) Once the Settings screen opens, choose the Gmail account for which you want to enable Smart Reply option.

4) Next, look for Smart Reply open and tap on it to enable. It might be already be enabled for you after you have updated the app.

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Now once you receive someone’s email asking you something, you will be suggested with three replies.

Below is the screenshot for one of the emails I received for testing the feature and the replies recommended by Gmail is shown.

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After I chose one of the replies, the email was ready to send.

Apart from the auto-suggested smart reply, you can add more words too if you want.

READ ALSO: How to Use Gmail Offline with Chrome

How to Disable Smart Reply on Gmail

To disable the smart reply feature, you need to follow the same steps as you followed to enable it.

Open Gmail App -> tap on hamburger icon-> Settings-> Select Google account->Smart Reply (switch toggle to turn off).

Pros: Smart Replies helps in saving time. No need to think what to reply, pick up from recommended replies and send it to the sender.

Cons: You cannot have this feature on the browser. So if you are a desktop user, then this feature is not for you.

I really liked this feature and will keep it enabled. I hope this feature also helped you in saving your time and recommending you intelligent replies.

Akshay Thapliyal
Akshay Thapliyal is the Co-founder of TechUntold and mainly looks into the strategic planning at TechUntold. He also loves writing articles on apps & problems he faces related to tech. Follow him on:


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