How to disable Google Assistant, totally or just the activation word.
Google Assistant is a very useful feature of the Android ecosystem. It lets you set reminders, make calls, and even identify the song you’re hearing. But at the same time, it is an additional element that wants to attract your attention. If you happen to accidentally warn Google Assistant every once in a while, or if you feel like you don’t need it anymore, you can turn it off.
How to Disable Google Assistant
There are two ways to do it. You can either disable all Google Assistant voice search functionality or disable the wake word “OK Google”. So Google Assistant remains accessible when you need it, but it won’t happen accidentally.
Before disabling Google Assistant, should you have all your Google reminders backed up or moved to another device. Indeed, once Google Assistant is deactivated, you also lose access to the Reminder feature (which is completely separate from the feature of the same name in the Google Keep application).
Totally or just the activation word
To turn off the entire feature, open the Google app on your smartphone and tap the Profile icon. Go to Settings, then Google Assistant, then General. There, turn it off by tapping on the “Google Assistant” line to disable the feature on that device.
If you don’t want to turn off the wake word, open the Google app, tap the Profile icon and choose Settings. There, in Google Assistant then “Hey Google and Voice Match”, tap on the line “Ok Google”.
Disabling Google Assistant doesn’t mean you lose access to all smart features on Google apps. You find that your News Feed is intact and you can still tap the Microphone button in the Search app or the widget to start a voice search in the Google app – rather than having the answer via the Wizard app -.