How to disable Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to turn off (disable) Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 (Nougat) and Android 8 (Oreo).

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 and 8, such as the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Edge, J2 Pro, J3 Pro, J4 Pro, J5 Pro, J7 Pro, and all other types.

What is Google Assistant?

Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant.

Users can interact with it through their voice by saying “OK Google” or “Hey 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.

How to turn off Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 and 8 (Method 1)

1. Long press (press and hold) the Home button or say “OK Google” or “Hey Google”.

2. Tap on the Google Assistant explore option button “explore” icon.

Google Assistant explore option

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

Google Assistant options menu button

4. Tap on Settings.

Google Assistant settings

5. Under Devices, you tap on Phone.

6. Tap on the toggle button located next to Access with Voice Match to disable it.

Disable Access with Voice Match

7. When the small “While driving” window appears, you tap on OK.

8. 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 and 8 (Method 2)

1. Open the Google application.

Google application

2. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the bottom right.

Google application menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

4. At Google Assistant, you tap on Settings.

Google Assistant settings

5. Under Devices, you tap on Phone.

6. Tap on the toggle button located next to Access with Voice Match to disable it.

Disable Access with Voice Match

7. When the small “While driving” window appears, you tap on OK.

8. 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 and 8 (Method 3)

1. Open the Google application.

Google application

2. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the bottom right.

Google application menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Voice.

Voice settings in Google application

5. Tap on “OK Google” detection.

OK Google detection settings

6. Tap on the toggle button located next to From any screen to disable it.

Disable OK Google detection from any screen

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to From the Google app to disable it.

Disable OK Google detection from Google app

Google Assistant is now disabled.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on a Samsung Galaxy running Android 7 and 8 (Method 4)

1. Long press (press and hold) the Home button or say “OK Google” or “Hey Google”.

2. Tap on the Google Assistant explore option button “explore” icon.

Google Assistant explore option

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

Google Assistant options menu button

4. Tap on Settings.

Google Assistant settings

5. Tap on Assistant.

Open Google Assistant settings

6. Under Assistant devices (located at the bottom), you tap on Phone.

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to Access with Voice Match to disable it.

Disable Access with Voice Match

8. When the small “While driving” window appears, you tap on OK.

9. 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 and 8 (Method 5)

1. Open the Google application.

Google application

2. Tap on the 3-lines menu button located at the bottom right.

Google application menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

4. At Google Assistant, you tap on Settings.

Google Assistant settings

5. Tap on Assistant.

Open Google Assistant settings

6. Under Assistant devices (located at the bottom), you tap on Phone.

7. Tap on the toggle button located next to Access with Voice Match to disable it.

Disable Access with Voice Match

8. When the small “While driving” window appears, you tap on OK.

9. 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 and 8

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 None or select another option.

Google Assistant is now removed from your phone's Home button.


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References:

Google: Google Assistant

Wikipedia: Google Assistant

Google: Turn “Ok Google” on or off

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