How To Turn Off / Disable Google Assistant?

by | December 13, 2019

Google Assistant is one of the most helpful features in Google’s suite of apps. But it is true that you might sometimes find it a little bit overpowering or even misfiring. If you are looking for a way to turn off Google Assistant, then this guide is for you. We shall also see how you can tweak Google Assistant Settings to customize the way Google Assistant interacts with you.

Turn-Off-Google-Assistant-Disable

How to Turn Off Google Assistant

To disable Google Assistant on your device, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Google app on your device.
  2. Tap on the ‘More‘ section at the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on ‘Settings‘.
  4. Tap on ‘Google Assistant‘.
  5. Go to the ‘Assistant‘ section and scroll down till you see ‘Assistant devices‘.
  6. Click on ‘Phone‘ and disable the button next to the ‘Google Assistant‘ setting.

How to Customize Google Assistant Settings

If you do not want to completely turn off Google Assistant but rather tweak it’s slightly to give it less control, then you can just that. Google Assistant has a bunch of settings that might help you to make it a proper fit for your needs.

  1. Open the Google app on your device.
  2. Tap on the ‘More‘ section at the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on ‘Settings‘.
  4. Tap on ‘Google Assistant‘.
  5. Go to the ‘Assistant‘ section and scroll down till you see ‘Assistant devices‘.
  6. Click on ‘Phone‘.

Here, you will be able to find a bunch of settings that will help you customize how Google Assistant interacts with you.

  • Access with voice model: If you disable this option, this will prevent Google Assistant from getting activated for audio from YouTube videos or TVs.
  • Personal Results: If you disable this option, this will prevent Google from showing processing your personal data such as messages, voice calls, etc.
  • Preferred input: There are two settings for this: Voice and Text. By default, Voice is chosen. If you would rather interact textually with Google Assistant, you can choose that option.

Like above, there are a couple of other options that you might want to look into so that you will get an idea of how to make Google Assistant fit your requirements.

FOLLOW US
Facebook Twitter Instagram

An engineer by day and a blogger by night, Vish is passionate about all things tech. His day starts with a hot cup of coffee and a few crunchy bytes of tech news and ends with him falling asleep in front of his laptop while authoring tech content, with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. playing in the background.

Leave a Comment