How To Turn Off Google Assistant

So you’ve got yourself a nice Android phone, but you’ve just about had it with that Google Assistant that keeps popping up. Fear not: There’s an easy way to turn it off.

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Here are step-by-step instructions for how to turn off Google Assistant.

Android Phones:

  1. Long-press the Home button on your phone to summon Google Assistant.
  2. Press the Inbox icon on the left side. This will take you to your Google Assistant homepage. Tap your Google Account icon in the top right corner. Tap Settings on the list that pops up.
  3. Select the Assistant tab. Scroll down to the list of devices at the bottom and select Phone.
  4. Toggle Google Assistant to Off. You’re all set -- Google will bother you no more.

Google Home Speakers:

Credit: GoogleCredit: GoogleYou can’t turn Google Assistant off on a Google Home speaker, but you can mute the microphone so that Google isn’t listening to you. Press the microphone button on your speaker to turn it on and off.

You’ll find this button on the back of a Google Home, Google Home Hub or Google Home Max, and next to the power cord on a Google Home Mini.

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