How to Disable Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7)

Disable Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy running Android 7

This tutorial will show you step by step how to turn off (disable) Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 (Nougat).

And this tutorial will also show you how to disable “OK Google” detection and how to remove Google Assistant from the Home button.

This tutorial should work for all Samsung Galaxy smartphones running Android 7, such as the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Edge, J5 Pro, J7 Pro, and all other types.

But first:

What is Google Assistant?

Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant.

Users can interact with it through their voice by saying “OK Google” and then tell the assistant what they want.

You can ask it anything, like:

If you don't like it and want to get rid of it, then follow the steps in this tutorial.

And now:

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 (Method 1)

1. Long press on the home button or say “OK Google”.

2. Tap on the google assistant menu button (More) icon located at the top right.

3. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

open google assistant settings

4. Tap on Settings.

5. Tap on Phone.

6. Tap on OK Google detection.

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to Say OK Google any time to disable it.

disable ok google detection

8. Tap on the toggle button located next to While driving to disable it.

The “OK Google” detection is now disabled.

9. Go back to the previous settings screen.

10. Tap on the toggle button located next to Google Assistant to disable it.

disable google assistant

Google Assistant is now disabled.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 (Method 2)

1. Open the Google app.

2. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the top left.

google app menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

4. At Google Assistant, you tap on Settings.

google assistant settings

5. Tap on Phone.

6. Tap on OK Google detection.

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to Say OK Google any time to disable it.

disable ok google detection

8. Tap on the toggle button located next to While driving to disable it.

The “OK Google” detection is now disabled.

9. Go back to the previous settings window.

10. Tap on the toggle button located next to Google Assistant to disable it.

disable google assistant

Google Assistant is now disabled.

How to Remove Google Assistant from the Home button on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7

1. Open Settings.

2. Open Apps.

3. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right and choose Default apps.

apps menu button

4. Tap on Device assistance app.

5. Tap on Device assistance app.

6. Select Samsung Internet or select None.

Google Assistant is now removed from your Home button.


Reference(s):

Google: Google Assistant

Wikipedia: Google Assistant

Google: Turn "Ok Google" on or off