Computers and smartphones are all equipped with AI (Artificial intelligence) features that make our lives easier. Apple devices have their own popular Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa and finally, Google has its own that is called “Google Assistant“. So, in this guide, you will learn how to disable Google Assistant on Android devices.
Meanwhile, Google Assistant can help you in various situations like making phone calls, creating reminders, reading weather forecasts, or simply searching the web. However, there are people who don’t want to use Google Assistant, or maybe sometimes it pop-up on the screen randomly. As far as I am concerned, I have never used the Google Assistant on my phone for various reasons.
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What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is the next-generation search method Google uses. Google Assistant is designed not to provide links to websites but to have conversations with you in order to complete tasks. As with Siri, Google Assistant may interact with your Android phone to perform a variety of tasks, such as setting alarms or playing music. Like Siri, some home automation devices can be handled even.
How to Disable Google Assistant on Android Devices
It’s absolutely easy to completely disable Google Assistant on Android devices. Here, you will learn how to Turn off Google Assistant and also how to deactivate the support button for Google Assistant.
Turn Off Google Assistant on Android
If you’re tired of Google Assistant and it really bothers you then it’s better to completely disable it and for that follow the following steps.
Step 1. Open the Google App from your home page.
Step 2. Tap More at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.
Step 3. Tap Settings.
Step 4. Tap Google Assistant and then select the Assistant tab.
Step 5. Under Assistant devices select Phone.
Step 6. Tap the slider button to the left to Turn off the Google Assistant.
Disable the Google Assistant Support Button
Those people who still want to use Google Assistant but want to deactivate the support button. deactivating the support button will be enough. This way, you’ll no longer be able to access Google Assistant via the home button, which will prevent you from accidentally activating it.
Note: the below screenshots are on a Samsung Galaxy phone and the steps may vary on the other Android devices.
Step 1. Go to the Settings app.
Step 2. Tap Apps.
Step 3. Tap the three dots icon at the top right-hand of the screen and then select Default apps.
Step 4. Tap Assist app.
Step 5. Tap Device assistance app.
Step 6. Now, here you can either select None or any other option other than Google Assistant.
That’s it. This is how you can disable Google Assistant on Android devices. Google Assistant is a useful tool but if you don’t like it then disable it. You can share your thoughts and comments about the experience of using Google Assistant on your Android devices.