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How to disable Google Assistant on any Android phone

17 April 2018 2

Google Assistant, the virtual personal assistant that was first made available to Pixel and Nexus devices slowly came to sit on the other Android devices as well. Last year, Google announced that the virtual assistant will come to some Android phones running Android Marshmallow and above. While some of you must have eagerly waited for it, the others didn't want that at all. In fact, the majority of the Android users don’t really use this personal assistant every day.

Google Assistant on mobile does many jobs, for instance, it can schedule alarms, events, adjust hardware settings on the user’s device, tell you about the weather, call someone and more. But, still, hardly any user relies completely on it. Now, Google Assistant is widely spread; it’s just not limited to Android phones and Google’s own hardware. But, if you’ve landed here then you must want to get rid of Google Assistant from your Android phone only.

Many users didn’t find the Google Assistant that does the two-way interaction engaging and to some extent, it’s true as well. So, for those who don’t want this personal assistant in their Android handsets can follow the simple guide.

  • Invoke the Google Assistant by long pressing the Home button
  • Tap the little icon provided in the right corner of the Assistant screen


  • Then the Explore screen will open. Tap on the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Choose Settings and select Phone
  • Turn off the toggle in front of Google Assistant.

Google Assistant has now deeper integration with Android. You should know that you will not be able to use all those features that are associated with this virtual personal assistant.

Just in case you want to switch back then long press the Home button and tap Turn On.


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How to disable Google Assistant on any Android phone
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MayaSingh
MayaSingh

Actually, I've been playing with the Assistant ever since I got it. And it's quite fun and lovely. Playing around that got me to these step too :D :D

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