How to Enable Google Instant in Android And iPhone

All Android phones and iPhones come with a search feature that the users can press to perform a search instantly. If you are searching within an app, or searching for files in your SD card, the search button will serve you well. But if you want to search the web, you will be better off using Google Instant in the browser, simply because it is faster and saves you plenty of time typing on the keyboard (it is never a joy typing on a mobile keyboard).

Note: To enable Google Instant, your iDevices must be running iOS 4 and above and Android phone must be running Froyo (2.2).

1. Load your mobile browser and go to It will most probably load the mobile version of Google search.

2. Scroll down all the way to the bottom and tap on the link “Go to”


If your mobile OS supports Google Instant, you should see right below the search field, a line saying “Instant (beta) on“. If it is not ON, you can tap on the link to turn it on. Similarly, you can tap on the OFF link to turn it off.


3. Now, start typing on the search field and you will be able to see the instant search-as-you-type result.


In Android phone, the instant search results might be blocked by the on-screen keyboard. Press the back button to hide the keyboard. In iPhone, tap anywhere on the screen to hide the keyboard.

How do you make use of Google Instant on your mobile phone?


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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