Google Assistant (Google Assistant) is a personal assistant developed by Google LLC and available on all modern Android smartphones.
The assistant is suitable for voice control, can respond to simple commands, search the Internet, interact with applications installed on the smartphone. If you do not like the functionality of the Google Assistant or the utility just interferes with the use of the device, then you can turn it off. Therefore, below we will tell you how to do it.
How to disable Google Assistant
If you do not use voice commands, then to disable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone, follow these steps:
Step 1. Open the menu "Settings".
Step 2. Scroll down the page to section "Device" and select item "Applications".
Step 3. A list of applications installed on the device will open. Click on the gear icon.
Step 4. A menu with additional settings will open. Here, find and select the item "Assistant and voice input".
Step 5. Click on the item "Assistant" at the very top of the list.
Step 6. A window will appear where you will be prompted to select an assistant application to control your smartphone. Press No to disable Google Assistant completely.
Please note that after this you will not be able to use other assistant-related functions and features. This means that by disabling the assistant you disable voice commands and triggering on the word “OK Google”.
How to remove Google Assistant
If this is not enough and you want to completely get rid of Google's voice assistant so that it does not take up free space on your phone, then do the following:
Step 1. Go to menu "Settings" again.
Step 2. Scroll down the page and select item "Applications".
Step 3. A list of applications installed on the device will open. In the list, find and select "Assistant" or "Google Assistant".
Step 4. Click Uninstall to uninstall the app from your phone or tablet.
Step 5. Press "OK" to confirm the action and completely remove Google Assistant from Android.
After this, the assistant will not work. Now you know how to disable the Google Assistant on Android or remove the application from your phone. If in the future you need the assistant functionality, then you can activate it in the settings at any time or re-download it from the Play Store.