Android 11 introduces a feature for Google Pixel phones called “App Suggestions”. The launcher will suggest different apps that you may want throughout the day. If you are not interested in this you can easily disable it.
Prior to Android 11, App Suggestions were only in the app drawer, but now they also appear on the home screen. The App Suggestions feature fills in any blank space you have on the bottom row of your home screen, and is marked with an outline.
After installing Android 11 or higher, a message about App Suggestions will appear on your home screen, offering options to enable the feature or decline. To opt out of using this feature, just tap “No Thanks.”
If you missed this message or accidentally activated the feature, you can easily disable App Suggestions from the Pixel Launcher settings. To do this, long press on an empty space on the home screen and then tap “Home Settings” from the pop-up menu.
Next, select “Suggestions” from Settings.
Lastly, turn off the switch for “Main Screen Suggestions.”
If you ever want to enable the feature again, simply go back to the “Home Settings” menu and enable it again. There she is!