How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Android? Get rid of “OK Google”

You might have noticed a voice assistant greeting you when you say “OK Google” to your Android mobile. This voice assistance is called “Google Assistant” a stand-alone tool developed and installed by Google itself. In this article, we shall learn to disable Google Assistant on Android.

Google Assistant is AI stand-alone tool installed on every Android device including Android mobile, Android Tablets, and TV as well. This free voice assistant comes into action every time you say “OK Google” to your Android.

Google Assistant or “OK Google” is, however, a quite useful tool on Android that helps you to navigate and activate different functions on Android using Google Assistant commands.

But still, some of us find this annoying and often want to disable or turn off Google Assistant on Android.


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Does my Android phone have Google Assistant?

Almost all Android phones have the Google Assistant feature pre-loaded out of the box. However, on Samsung Android phones you might find Bixby as the default voice Assistant.

Although Google Assistant is also pre-installed on the device as well. All you need is to disable Bixby and set Google Assistant as the default virtual Assistant.

You can simply press and hold the Home Key to access the Google Assistant on any Android phone from mid-range to stock Android.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Android?

Turning off Google Assistant will disable the “OK Google” function on Android and you will not be able to summon your Android to perform the task by voice command.

To disable the Google assistant you need to disable the Google Assistant and “OK Google” as well.

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Turn Off Google Assistant

OK Google is however the coolest feature of Android but still, some people find it annoying and want to disable it.

Here is how you disable OK Google.

  1. Open the Google app on your phone.
  2. Tap on More at the bottom right.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Tap on Google Assistant.
  5. Scroll down to Assistant Devices and tap on Phone or any other device you have listed where you want to turn Google Assistant off.
  6. Tap the Google Assistant toggle to turn it off.

On Android 10 and Later

  1. Open the Google app.
  2. Tap on your profile image in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Google Assistant.
  5. Hit General.
  6. Toggle the slider next to Google Assistant, and you’re done.

Disable Google Assistant(Turn Off ‘Hey Google’)

  1. Open the System Settings on the device.
  2. Select Google and navigate to Search, Assistant & Voice > Google Assistant.
  3. Here in the Google Assistant settings, Toggle to the Assistant tab.
  4. Scroll down to find the list of Assistant devices.
  5. Select your device.
  6. Toggle off “Google Assistant” on the next screen.

On Android 10 and Later

  1. Open the Google app.
  2. Tap on your profile image in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Google Assistant.
  5. Select Hey Google & Voice Match.
  6. Toggle Hey Google off.

Alternatively, you can use Google Assistant itself to turn it off. All you need to do is to summon the Google assistant by saying “OK Google” or “Hey Google” and use the command “turn yourself off“.

This will disable the Google Assistant feature on your Android till the next restart or manually activate it back by going to settings.

Frequently Asked Question

What is Google Assistant?

Google Assistant is the official voice Assistant tool my Google LLC introduced to all Android smart gadgets including Android phone, Tablets, televisions, Watches and many more.

Do I Need Google Assistant?

Google Assistant helps you to perform several tasks on your Android including making calls, sending messages, setting alarm. Although it is not necessary to have it on the device and you can safely disable it if not in use.

What can I do with Google Assistant?

Google Assistant can perform several tasks and can be asked for general information, request news summaries, ask it to solve mathematical problems, ask for recipes, control your smart home devices, find your phone, make calls, broadcast messages to other Google Assistant speakers, and much, much more

What to do if Google Assistant doesn’t work on my Android phone?

There are many reasons that could be causing Google Assistant to act up. we have a complete guide to fix the Hey, Google not working error.

Final Words:

Google Assistant is one of the coolest features of Android devices that allows you to summon your personal voice assistant to perform different tasks without touching the device. Unlike Samsung Bixby, it is quite easy to disable Google Assistant if you don’t find it useful anymore.