Google Assistant is the best voice assistant on the market right now. It is miles ahead of Siri when it comes to either features or usability. Probably the only voice assistant which has any chance of beating Google Assistant in the future is Alexa. I use the Google Assistant on a daily basis for things like getting weather reports, checking my daily schedule, setting up reminder and more. Despite it being so useful, Google Assistant has received a lot of flake in the past due to privacy concerns. It’s no secret that Google collects data on us, however, the new concerns regarding the automatic recording of voice using the Assistant is something that we cannot ignore. So, if you are someone who is not comfortable with Google having all your voice data, here is how you can turn off Google Assistant on your Android device:

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Your Android Device

Google does not make it easy to turn off Google Assistant on your Android device. In fact, if you don’t know where to look for it, you will not be able to find the settings on your own. That’s why it’s so important to have this information available to all our readers. So, if you are ready, here is how you can turn off Google Assistant on your Android device:

  1. First, launch the Google Assistant your device then tap on the explore button marked in the picture below. On the next page, tap on the three-dot menu and then select Settings.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant explore button settings screenshot

2. Now, under the “Assistant” tab find the “Phone” option and tap on it. At the top, there will be an option reading “Google Assistant”. Just turn it off by flicking the switch off.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant turning off the toggle screenshot

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Turn Off Google Assistant Easily

It’s so sad to see privacy concerns in the regards of Google Assistant, as I generally enjoy using the service. That said until Google can get its data collecting and sharing policies straight, I cannot blame you if you don’t want to deal with Google Assistant any more. Do comment below if you face any problems while following the tutorial. We will be happy to help you out.


  1. I’m having the same problem… I’m actually considering returning my android phone because there doesn’t seem to be any way to get rid of the constant and annoying messages that keep asking me to turn google assistant on, because I turned it off because it was annoying me in the first place.

  2. When Google Assistant is turned off, there is a constant pop-up window at the bottom of the screen that says “Your Google Assistant is ready to help you get things done TURN ON”.

    Every time my phone returns from sleep– which is dozens of times a day– the message pops up again. To see my full screen, I have to tap it. Doing this 10 times an hour is becoming a huge irritation. If I turn it on, the GA window pops up, now with a beep. This seems like such an obvious ploy to steal data, an always-on eavesdropping device that is totally unnecessary. Can’t believe google gets away with this. Ummm… actually I can believe it.