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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Turn Off “Ok Google” on Your Android Device


There are actually two different places that you can disable Ok Google, depending on whether or not your device has Google Assistant. The good news is that both locations are aware of each other, so disabling it in one place also disables it in the other. As such, we’re going to cover the method that will work for everyone, regardless of Assistant status: from the Google App.

Every Android phone has the Google App installed by default, as this has become a core part of how Android works at this point. So go ahead and open the app drawer and look for “Google.” Launch it.

From within the Google app, tap on the three lines in the upper left corner (or just slide in from the left side. Tap “Settings.”


If your device has Google Assistant, you can access those settings from here if you’d like, but we’re looking for more general option: Voice. It’s about three-quarters of the way down this menu.

The second option here should be “Ok Google detection.” Tap that.

Tap the slider next to “Say Ok Google” any time” to disable the feature. That’s literally all there is to it.

Note: Your phone may or may not have the “Trusted Voice” option. This is irrelevant.

Now, that said, there is one thing to be aware of: OK Google will still activate if you’re in the Google app or on the home screen when using the Google Now Launcher (which has now been discontinued). There’s no way to disable this functionality. But at least disabling it everywhere else should dramatically cut back on false positives.

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