How to turn off Ok Google on Android Device

“Ok Google” is one of the best features which come with Android and the best part is that it makes using Android devices a lot more fun. Using Ok Google, you can switch on your device or even search for anything without even touching your device’s display. Although it doesn’t mean that everyone wants to have it on their devices, so if you want to know how to turn off Ok Google then, follow the steps given below.

Google Now Launcher and Google App

Now you must be having “Google” app on your Android device as Ok Google works because of this app. Furthermore, see if you have Google now launcher which provides the facility of saying Ok Google on the home screen and it also adds a Google search bar on home screen. Even if you just have Google App then, also it’s just fine as I’ll tell you both the ways to turn off Ok Google.

Google Search

Now you have two ways to turn off Ok Google. If you have both Google App and Google Now launcher then, you can turn off Ok Google from Google Now page or from Google Settings. But if you do not have Google Now Launcher then you can turn off Ok Google only from Google Settings app. Here you can follow both the ways step by step and go ahead with how to turn off Ok Google.

Turn Off Ok Google Using Google Now Page

How to turn off Ok Google

  • Swipe left to right when on homepage and go to Google Now page
  • Tap on hamburger menu icon (three lines icon)
  • Tap on Settings
  • Now Tap on Voice
  • Tap on “Ok Google” detection
  • Now Tap on “From the Google app” to turn off Ok Google

“From the Google app” is an option which tells you to say “Ok Google” to search using the Google app. And you can also search from any home screen if you are using Google Now launcher. This way you can get rid of Ok Google from your Android device using Google Now page.

Turn Off Ok Google Using Google Settings

You can find Google Setting icons in the apps menu or in your device’s settings after that follow the steps below to turn off Ok Google.

  • Open Google Settings
  • Now Tap on Search & Now
  • Tap on Voice
  • Tap on “Ok Google” detection
  • Now Tap on “From the Google app” to turn off Ok Google

Here also “From the Google app” option will perform the same task of turning off Ok Google.

These are the two simple ways after which you won’t have to worry about the answer for how to turn off Ok Google. In case, if you want to want to activate Ok Google again then also you have to follow the same steps and turn on the last option. After that you’ll again be able to use Ok Google for searching anything using Google app.

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