Google Assistant is a powerful virtual assistant that can perform a wide range of tasks on your Android device. From setting reminders to answering questions, it’s always there to help.
However, if you find yourself not using Google Assistant or simply prefer not to have it enabled, you have the option to turn it off. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of turning off Google Assistant on Android.
Step 1: Open Settings
To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings app. You can usually find it on your home screen or in the app drawer. It’s represented by a gear icon.
Step 2: Access Google Assistant Settings
Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Google” section and tap on it. This will open a list of Google-related settings.
In this list, locate and tap on “Google Account”.
If you have multiple accounts linked to your device, make sure to choose the one associated with Google Assistant.
Next, tap on “Assistant” followed by “Assistant” again on the next screen. This will take you to the main settings page for Google Assistant.
Step 3: Disable Google Assistant
On the Google Assistant settings page, scroll down until you find the “Assistant devices” section and tap on “Phone”. This will open additional options related to Google Assistant on your Android device.
In this new menu, toggle off the switch next to “Google Assistant”. You may be prompted with a confirmation dialog – simply tap “Turn off” to confirm your decision.
If you want to keep some features of Google Assistant active while disabling others, you can explore further options in the Google Assistant settings page. For example, you can turn off specific features like “Ok Google” detection or the ability to control media playback.
Step 4: Verify Google Assistant is Turned Off
To ensure that Google Assistant is indeed turned off, exit the Settings app and go back to your home screen. Press and hold the home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (depending on your device) to open the app switcher.
If Google Assistant is disabled, you should no longer see the Google Assistant interface or hear any audio prompts when performing this action. Instead, your device will open the default app switcher or recent apps view.
If you change your mind and want to re-enable Google Assistant in the future, simply follow the same steps outlined above and toggle on the switch next to “Google Assistant”.
- Open Settings on your Android device.
- Access Google Assistant settings through “Google Account” > “Assistant” > “Assistant”.
- Select “Phone” under “Assistant devices”.
- Toggle off the switch next to “Google Assistant”.
- Verify that Google Assistant is turned off by opening the app switcher.
By following these simple steps, you can easily turn off Google Assistant on your Android device. Whether you prefer a different virtual assistant or simply don’t find it useful, disabling it is quick and straightforward. Remember that if you ever change your mind in the future, you can always go back and enable it again.