How to turn off Google Assistant

Google Assistant is one of the coolest and most useful features in the Google ecosystem, although it can be a little overwhelming at times. Sometimes he intrudes when you’re talking to someone, and you want to tell him to take a break from time to time. In the following guide we explain how to turn off google assistant or limit their interventions.

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How to turn off Google Assistant

It’s easy to turn it off completely on one of your devices:

  • Open the Google app on your phone.
  • Tap More in the lower right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Select Google Assistant.
  • Scroll down to Assistant Devices and tap Phone or any other registered device you want to turn off Google Assistant.
  • Turn off the Google Assistant.
  • Or you can say, “Hey Google, turn off” for instructions on how to do that.

How to adjust your Google Assistant settings

In the Google program you can change the settings in More > Settings > Google Assistant as we show you, but what if you want to deactivate specific triggers?

Maybe you want to turn off voice commands to stop accidentally activating Google Assistant, but still want it to work while you’re driving. This method is for Samsung Galaxy phone (the path will be slightly different on other device).

  • Go to Settings and select Apps.
  • Tap the three vertically grouped dots in the top right corner to see more options and select Default Apps.
  • Tap Support App.
  • Here are several things you can change; It will vary depending on your device.
  • Tap a gear icon to see more options. Tap Voice Match.
  • You can now turn off Access with Voice Match, but leave While Driving on.

How to temporarily disable Google Assistant on smart home devices

Maybe you have a smart speaker, display or watch, and you want to disable Google Assistant for a while, or turn it off regularly at certain times. You can do this through the Sleep in Google Home app, follow these steps:

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap Home and select device.
  • Tap the Settings cog.
  • Choose Digital Wellbeing > New Hours.
  • Select all the devices you want to apply it to, then tap Next.
  • Enter the days and hours, or create a custom one, then tap Next.
  • Choose the start time and the end time, then Next > Done.

If you change your mind, it’s easy to revert all these changes with the same path. Remember that Google Assistant is constantly improving and you can get a lot out of it with the right voice commands.

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