How to Disable Google Assistant and Retrieve Google Now

Now that Google Assistant is on almost all Android devices, millions of users may be looking for a way to get rid of it and return to Google Assistant. If that’s you, this guide will show you how. Whether you don’t like Google Assistant or just want to disable it, these are the steps you need to take.

In March, Google launched its new virtual personal assistant. While initially only available on Nexus and Pixel phones or tablets, anyone can now hold down the home button to use Google Assistant.

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Many users love everything Assistant has to offer, but it’s not for everyone. It doesn’t have the same on-screen search or easy voice controls as Google Assistant. And sometimes it’s more interactive when you just want to do a simple search. Fortunately, getting back to Google Assistant is pretty easy. thanks to a little trick we will explain below. We also have steps to disable Assistant if you want.

How to Switch from Google Assistant to Google Assistant?

Basically, all you have to do is change a few settings on your phone and trick it into thinking you’re in an area without Google Assistant. When you do this, your Android phone or tablet disables Assistant and returns to Google Assistant.

As a quick warning, we don’t see a path so far. undo these changes. So, once you change the language and get rid of Assistant, you’re stuck with Google Assistant. However, you can always try Redownload Google Assistant from Play Store.

Remove the original English language and your phone will revert to Google Assistant, which is still the default option in the Virgin Islands. Officially known as Google Now on Tap. Long press the home button and you’re done. Interestingly, on Pixel this also removes the multicolored flower animation from the home button.

If you don’t want Google Assistant either, here’s how to disable Assistant.

How to Disable Google Assistant

Next, we can completely disable the Assistant and all its features. While it’s built into most of the Android experience, here’s how to disable everything.

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As a reminder, this completely disables all Assistant features. This includes saying “OK, Google” and other voice commands. However, if you’re using an older device (it didn’t come with Assistant out of the box), the “OK, Google” voice commands still seem to work.

To re-enable Google Assistant at any point, simply long-press the home button and tab the blue button. Before you go, learn here how to change the voice in Google Assistant.

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