Do you want to turn off OK Google on your phone? Let me tell you how.
When I first tried using OK Google, I was amazed that I can access my phone’s features hands-free.
Didn’t you feel the same?
If not, it’s completely understandable. At some point, I found that using the Google Assistant was pointless for me. That’s when I decided to turn it off.
I’ve also found news and opinions about Google’s privacy issues. This led people to think about turning off the OK Google or Hey Google features on their phones.
Whatever your reason may be, you could always turn off this feature. Have you been trying to turn off the OK Google on your phone and failed?
There’s no need to worry anymore. Here are two easy-to-follow methods that can help you disable OK Google on your Android device.
Note: I tested these methods on a Redmi Note 8 Pro.
How to Turn Off OK Google or Hey Google
Follow this method to turn off OK Google so it won’t respond whenever you’re using other apps or when your phone’s screen is off.
Go to Settings, scroll down, and look for Google.
Next, enter Account services.
Then, tap on Search, Assistant & Voice.
Go to Voice, and then Voice Match.
Disable Hey Google. The slider should turn grey. You can also disable it when you’re using driving apps if you wish.
This method will disable the Google Assistant on your Android device. Doing this will also turn off the OK Google feature.
Go to Settings and tap on Google.
Next, go to Account services.
Tap on Search, Assistant & Voice.
Instead of Voice, tap on Google Assistant.
Go to the Assistant tab and tap on Phone.
Disable the Google Assistant. The slide on the right should turn grey.
Instead of Hey Google, why not ask Alexa instead?
With the Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa to play you some music or about the current news. You can also connect smart devices to the Echo Dot to control them with your voice.
Does Google listen to my conversations on my phone?
Google only records and stores voice searches when you start saying OK Google or when you tap on Voice Search. However, some people speculate that Google continues to listen to them all the time.
Can iPhones have OK Google?
Yes, iPhone users can download the Google Assistant from the App Store.
Do I need to say “OK Google” every time I ask my Google Assistant a question?
Yes, you do. Every time you want your Google Assistant to answer a question or search for information, you need to always say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” first.
It’s That Easy to Turn Off OK Google!
You can easily do any of the methods above to turn off OK Google on your Android device. It’ll only take a few seconds to turn it off.
If ever you want to turn it back on, just go back to these steps or you can do these simple methods on how to turn on OK Google.
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