How to Turn off Google Assistant

How to Turn off Google Assistant

Google Assistant is a voice-activated assistant, such as Apple’s Siri, launched by Google on May 18, 2016. It can be used on Android mobile phones, tablets, computers, and smart home devices. You can use it to search on the internet, send texts, play or turn off the music, check weather conditions, or set alarms. It’s among the most important features of having a smart device. However, sometimes, you might be annoyed and may want to silence it. You will have two options; find Google Assistant’s annoying features and then deactivate them or turn it off completely. In this article, we’re gonna talk about how to turn off your Assistant.

Shutting off Google Assistant can be preferred for many reasons by Android users. There are two reasons we can say. The first reason is that the Assistant may become annoying with its too many voices and unwanted activities. Besides, the Assistant is usually too sensitive when you say ‘Hey Google.’ The second one is the privacy problems. Sometimes you can feel Google eavesdrop on you; it is normal because Google does it. Google records your voices when you talk with it or someone else to provide more personalized service. That’s why you may want to deactivate Assistant completely.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant Completly on Android Devices?

How to Turn Off Google Assistant Completly on Android Devices?

Turning off Google Assistant is a relatively easy process. When you do that, you will not completely benefit from the services provided by Assistant; however, if you want to use some features of it, you can prefer deactivating the support button, rather than shutting off Assistant entirely. Follow these directions to shut off Assistant if you find it annoying or unnecessary;

  • Open the Google Assistant application on your Android devices.
  • Tap the ‘Explore’ option.
  • Choose your profile icon.
  • Choose the ‘Settings’ option from the menu that comes up.
  • Select your phone or tablet under the Assistant tab.
  • Tap the toggle button to turn off Assistant.
How to Turn Off Assistance on Chrome OS Devices?

How to Turn Off Assistance on Chrome OS Devices? 

Unfortunately, you can not turn it off entirely on Chrome OS, unlike you do on Android devices. However, you can shut off the wake word. To this, choose the time at the bottom right corner and then Settings. Choose Assistant; it will be under the Search and Assistant section. Click on the Settings option. Choose Chromebook and then click the toggle button next to Access with Voice Match. That’s it!

FAQs About Turning off Assistant

If you turn off your Assistant, will you save on your battery? 

Technically, yes, as it is a background-running service. If you wanna save a little battery, you can prefer to turn it off.

How do you remove Google Assistant from the power button on your Samsung device? 

Go to the Settings and tap Apps on your Samsung devices.
Tap the Device assistance app section and then the Device assistance app again on the next page.
Choose the ‘None’ option; you’re done!

How do you delete your previous activities on Google Assistant? 

Google Assistant keeps your past activities to answer your questions more personalized. Whenever you want, you can see and delete them. At this point, you will have two options. Firstly, you can ask your Assistant to delete your past activities. For instance, you can say, “Hey Google, delete my previous messages.” Secondly, open Google Account’s Assistant activity page on Android devices and then choose the activity you wish to delete. 

How to turn off Assistant on Google Home Smart Devices? 

You can use the mute button on the device, or you can use the Google Home app. 

Can Google keep listening to you even if you turn off the Assistant? 

Especially when it comes to Google, anything is possible in the tech world. Who knows!

Turning off Google Assistant In Short

Assistant can help you make things better and quicker. It can schedule your events, play your favorite music, and answer all of your questions. However, you don’t want to use any more because of the privacy problems, or you may be bored with ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Ok Google’ sensitivity. Like other Google services, you can throw your Assistant out the window anytime you want. All you gotta do is turn off Assistant using the steps we mentioned above. It is a really easy process, and you can reactivate it whenever you wish to use it again. 

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