How to stop your Android device from listening to you by disabling 'OK Google' and other microphone-related features
- If you want your Android
voice assistantto stop listening to you, you can disable its " OK Google" feature in the phone's Settings app.
- To thoroughly stop your
Androidfrom listening, you can also turn off listening while driving and disable the Google search app's microphone.
- Android phones are configured to listen to you to respond to wake words like "OK
- While your Android phone may be listening to what you're saying, Google is only recording your specific voice commands.
Your phone may be silently listening to everything you say. That's because smartphone voice assistants, like "OK Google," need to know when to spring into action.
To activate your Android phone's voice assistant, all you need to say are wake words "OK Google" or "Hey Google." Then, your phone only uses your audio starting with — or just before — the wake word and until after you've completed your command.These interactions are archived to improve the service. You can see all of your Google Assistant commands by visiting My Google Activity. Click "Filter by date & product" and then choose "Voice & audio."
Once you do, Google will no longer listen for your voice.
How to stop an Android from listening to you by disabling Google Assistant1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "Google."3. In the Services section, select "Account services." 4. Choose "Search, Assistant & Voice."
5. Tap "Voice."
6. In the Hey Google section, select "Voice Match."7. Turn off Hey Google by swiping the button to the left.
How to stop an Android from listening to you by disabling audio monitoring
1. After disabling Hey Google in the "Voice Match" menu, stay on the same window.
2. Tap "Driving Settings."3. Turn off "While driving" by swiping the button to the left.
How to stop the Google search app from listening to you on your Android1. Launch the Settings app.
2. Tap "Apps & notifications" or "Apps."3. Select "See all apps" if required. Otherwise, scroll down and tap "Google."
4. Choose "Permissions."5. Tap "Microphone." 6. Select "Deny" to prevent Google from using the mic.
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