How to Turn Off Google Assistant (Step by Step Guide)

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Is the Google assistant annoying you? Do you want to turn it off? If so, we are here to help you out. The Virtual assistant by Google is designed to help you do tasks without even touching the phone, but at the same time, these assistants can be super annoying.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant

Initially, it sounds very cool when, just by the AI wake word, your assistant is there to assist you in your smart devices like smart home, smart speaker, and of course, in our smartphones.

Today we will talk about how you can turn off the Google Assistant on your smart devices. Whether you want companies to stop listening to your private stuff or just AI assistants is annoying you; you can silence your assistant whenever you feel like it.

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How to Turn Off the Google Assistant:

For the Android or Chrome OS-based devices, the assistant cannot be removed totally from the device but can be temporarily disabled or muted. For other devices where Google assistant is not a part of their operating system, they can simply uninstall it. The procedure with different devices.

Android-Powered Smartphones:

In android devices, the Google assistant is a part of the operating system, so it cannot be removed totally but can be disabled. Follow the steps below to disable it.

  • First of all, open your Google Assistant by long-pressing your home button or swiping your screen from the bottom.
    Pressing Home Button to Activate Google Assitant
  • Then tap on the Explore option and view your profile.
    Explore option on google assistant
  • Choose Settings from the top right corner.
  • Then open the assistant tab, and under that tab, you’ll see the devices you have Google Assistant-enabled.
    Turn Off the Google Assistant
  • Select the device in which you want to disable and turn off the Google assistant.

Chrome OS-based Devices:

The chrome OS-based devices like the Chromebook doesn’t allow you to mute the assistant totally, but you can stop it from reacting to the wake word.

  • Select Google Assistant under the search and assistant menu
  • Then click on the settings and choose your device.
  • Then tap the next button and select Access with voice match, and it will stop reacting to your “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.”

Google Home Powered Devices:

For the Google home devices, you can mute the device easily by tapping on the awake and mute button that is integrated on the device with the sign of a microphone, and again whenever you want to talk to the device, switch it on in the same way. If you don’t want to do it in this way or you’re not reachable to the device, then there’s another way of turning it off.

  • Open the Google Home application on your smartphone and go to settings.
    Google Home application
  • Then select the digital wellbeing option.
  • Choose the new schedule and your device
  • Now, you can have your device enabled at the scheduled time.

Where can you find a Google assistant?

It is commonly found in Android devices and the smart devices offered by Google like smart speakers, commonly known as the Google Home devices, Televisions, Chromebooks, Tablets, etc. All these devices powered by Android, are Google assistant enabled and can perform tasks through voice commands. You just need to say, “Hey Google, “ and it wakes up in your devices awaiting the command.

Google assistant App Logo

Initially, it feels like a genie who fulfills all your wishes without keeping a count. But sometimes, when you don’t even tell him or mention the wake word, it starts to perform tasks like you said something to the person present in the room, but the assistant took it as a command.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How to turn off Google’s assistant in my android smartphone?

Open your smartphone and say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.” Then tap on to Assistant settings and the under the all settings menu, tap on general and turn off the google assistant. If it doesn’t work, or you’re unable to find it, we have mentioned another way; please read the above article for that.

 

How to turn off Google Assistant from headphones?

To turn off the Google assistant from your headphone, firstly open your assistant application and select the headphone settings option from the assistant menu and tap on the spoken notification menu to enable it, and then tap on it again to disable it.

 

How can I permanently disable Google assistant?

If you are using an iOS device, just uninstall the Google assistant application, and your assistant gets rid of the assistant forever. But if you are using an Android device or a Chrome OS-based device, it is impossible to delete it, but you can disable it for some time. We have mentioned all the details on disabling or turning off Google Assistant for that read the full article.

 

Is Google listening to me all the time?

Nowadays, Android has designed and configured the devices to run on voice commands, so they react to the wake words like “OK Google,” and your commands that you give after your assistant is awake. Google only records the commands that you give to the assistant of the device.

 

Conclusion:

AI technology is spreading rapidly in devices, and now almost all the smart devices come with a virtual assistant that can help you do things just via some commands. The assistants can do millions of actions and can answer almost all your questions in seconds, but there are situations when you don’t need an assistant for that. We have explained all the details and read it to enjoy your time with your loved ones.

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