Android 11 introduced a feature for Google Pixel phones called “App Suggestions.” The launcher will suggest different apps you may want throughout the day. If you are not interested in this, it is easy to disable.
Before Android 11, app suggestions were only in the applet, but now they are also displayed on the home screen. The app’s suggestion function fills in all the empty spots you have in the bottom line of the home screen and is indicated by an outline.
After installing Android 11 or later, an app suggestion message will appear on your home screen allowing you to enable or reject the feature. To opt out of using the feature, simply press “No thanks.”
If you skipped this message or accidentally enabled the feature, you can easily disable app suggestions from the Pixel Launcher settings. To do this, long press on empty space on the Home screen, then tap “Home Settings” from the pop-up menu.
Then select “Suggestions” from Settings.
Finally, turn off the power for “Home screen suggestions.”
If you ever want to enable the feature again, just go back to the “Home Settings” menu and turn on the power again. That’s all!