Gran Turismo 7: How to Turn Off Auto Brake

Gran Turismo 7 has made its gameplay more accessible with auto brake. Here's how to turn it off if you're looking for a more realistic simulation experience.

Gran Turismo 7 gives you access to different types of driving assists, such as auto brake, to help stay on track and have a smoother driving experience. While this can help make GT7 more accessible to newer players, those looking to improve their skills will need to learn to brake for themselves. So how do you turn this feature off?

In this Gran Turismo 7 guide, we’ll go over how to turn off auto brake to simulate a more realistic racing experience.

How to Turn Off Auto Brake in Gran Turismo 7

Auto brake, or self-brake as it's also called, occurs when Gran Turismo 7 automatically applies brakes when it sees fit. This usually happens when you're going too fast before a sharp turn and the auto brake is needed to keep you on track.

Gran Turismo 7 offers a wide range of assists, including auto braking and steering, which can be toggled on or off at any point before starting a new race. To disable auto brake, pick any race from the world map, and go through the different pre-race screens until you reach the final one.

From the final race screen, click on Settings instead of starting the race. This will bring up a drop-down menu where you must select Assist Settings.

Another drop-down menu will now pop up, showing all of the different assist settings that you can tweak and customize. To completely disable auto brake, scroll down until you reach Auto-Drive and select off. This will fully disable the auto brake and steering assist, giving you full control over your car’s movement.

Your settings, including that for auto brake, will be automatically saved for all other races and missions, so this process has to be done only once. When driving your next race, you should notice a huge difference in how your car reacts before making sharp turns.

If you’ve been relying heavily on auto brake, you’ll likely have a more difficult time staying on the track at first. While driving with assists off can make things much more challenging, it is still one of the best ways to become a more skilled racer in the long run.

And that was how to turn off auto brake in Gran Turismo 7. If you're wondering how to change the camera view, check out our guide for switching viewpoints here. The used car dealership is a great way to buy new cars, but when does it refresh? We have the answer. You can also find check out our other Gran Turismo 7 guides and official review of the game by visiting our dedicated game page.


Michael is a lifelong gamer who plays just about anything from RPGs to sports games. When he's not writing about games and tech, you can find him struggling to rank up in Rocket League or messing around in Destiny raids.

Published Mar. 10th 2022

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