How To Turn Off OK Google

The Google AssistantOK Google, has its uses. For example, it is useful for performing a Google Voice Search. You can use it to call contacts. Basically, it turns your phone into a voice-controlled gadget. However, not every user is a fan of the feature. Sometimes you just want to say OK Google Stop! In this article, we explain how to turn off OK Google.

Turn Off Ok Google

  • Firstly, open the Google App.
  • In the upper left-hand corner, tap the menu icon (hamburger icon).
  • Then, tap Settings.
  • After, scroll downward. Stop when you see Search -> Voice.
  • Tap on Voice.
  • Then, select “Ok Google” Detection.
  • Finally, toggle the switch next to Say “Ok Google” anytime. 

Here’s a quick picture guide outlining the steps above. Also, remember that if the Google Now Launcher is on your phone, OK Google activates when using the Google App on your home screen.

OK Google Stop! – Picture Guide

ok google stop - disable ok google

Select the menu icon


select settings to find the option to turn ok google off

Open Settings


select voice in the Google App to turn off OK Goole

Choose the voice option.


select ok google voice detection to turn ok google off

Here, tap Ok Google Voice Detection


toggle the switch to turn off Ok Google

Tap the toggle to disable OK Google

Alternative Method To Disable OK Google

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap the General tab
  • Under “Personal“ find “Language and Input“
  • Find “Google voice typing“ and tap the Settings button (cog icon)
  • Tap “Ok Google“ Detection
  • Under the “From the Google app“ option, move the slider to the left

Video Guide: How To Disable Ok Google¹

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Q&A Section

How Do You Turn Off Google Assistant?

From Google Now, scroll down and tap the menu button (three vertical dots), then choose Settings to get at the app’s key options. Toggle the switch at the top of the screen to turn off everything on Google Now then confirm your choice on the subsequent dialog box.

How Do I Turn Off Google Voice On My Phone?

  • On your computer, open Google Voice.²
  • At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
  • For each linked number, turn off Google voicemail:
    • On the left, click “Voicemail.”
    • Next, near to your linked number, uncheck the box next to “Get voicemail via message.”
  • On the left, click “Phone numbers.”
  • Under your Google Voice number, click Delete. Google Voice will look different, but you’re in the right place.
  • Next to your Google Voice number, click Delete.
  • To confirm, click Proceed. Your Google Voice number will be deleted.

Can You Disable The Google App?

On most devices, it cannot be uninstalled without root. However, it can be disabled. To disable the Google App, navigate to Settings Apps, and choose Google App. Then choose Disable.

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