How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Android, Chromebooks, and Smart Devices

Xiaobai Software  2022-08-01 17: 40  read 174 views

Virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant are designed to make our lives easier.Still, it's hard to get rid of that feeling that they're listening to us all the time.

While it's handy to have a virtual assistant at your disposal to help you plan your day, the good news is that you can also disable Google Assistant at any time.Here's how to turn off Google Assistant on your Android, Chromebook, or Google smart device.


How to Disable Google Assistant on Android

There are two ways to turn off and disable Google Assistant on your Android phone.The first is to remove Google Assistant as your default digital assistant app, and the second is to disable Google Assistant entirely within your Google account.

How to turn off Google Assistant as your default assistant app

1. Open your phone settings and go to the Apps section.

2. Select "Choose default application".

3. Select the digital assistant application.

4. Select None.




If you have other digital assistants installed on your phone, like Alexa or Bixby, you can also set them as default apps if you want.Just follow the steps above and pick the app in the last step.

How to turn off Google Assistant completely

1. Open the Google app on your phone.

2. Select the "More ellipses" option in the lower right corner.

3. Go to Settings and select Google Assistant.

4. Scroll down to General Settings.

5. Set the Google Assistant toggle to off.




By disabling your phone's internal Assistant, along with disabling Google Assistant on your Google account, you can now ensure that Google is no longer listening to you from your pocket.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Chromebooks

While you can't completely remove Google Assistant from your Chromebook, you can turn it off with a few taps.

1. Go down to the clock at the bottom of the screen and select it to open the menu.

2. From here, select the gear icon to open your settings.

3. In your settings, go to the menu on the left and select Search & Assistant.

4. From here, you will be able to see if Google Assistant is turned on or off on your device.

5. To disable Google Assistant on your Chromebook, simply turn the switch off.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Google Smart Devices

All Google smart devices, like Google Home and Google Nest, have a built-in mute button or switch.While you may not be able to completely remove Google Assistant from your Google smart device, the mute button will allow you to turn off its listening capabilities.

While the location of the mute button can vary, it's generally pretty easy to find and tends to be on the bottom or back of the device.

If you don't want to disable Google Assistant entirely, but want it to stop listening to commands at certain times of the day, then you can use Google's shutdown feature.During downtime, your device will no longer listen or accept commands, but it will still be active and still control your connected smart home devices.

1. Open your Google Home app.

2. Select Household, and then select the household you want.

3. Open Settings and find Digital Wellbeing.

4. If you do not want to set any filters, select Skip.

5. You can then select the device for which you want to set the Downtime schedule.

6. Next, select the days you want Downtime to be active on.

7. Finally, select "Next" and select the start and end time of Downtime.

Build the perfect smart home

Smart home technology can be intimidating, but it can also be incredibly useful.Before you start disabling Google Assistant on all your devices, it's worth taking a look at what Google Assistant really is and how it listens to your voice and uses your data.

With careful management and an understanding of data sharing, it is entirely possible to build your dream smart home without sacrificing personal privacy.

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