How to Disable Google Assistant

A lot of people are looking for a way to get rid of the Assistant from their phones. This guide explains how to disable, remove, or uninstall Google Assistant.

Google Assistant is slowly growing to become as common and popular as Google search. It is quite natural that some of us would want to remove Google Assistant from our phones, tablets, and computers.

How do I delete Google Assistant?

The question is; Can I delete Google Assistant? In most cases, you cannot delete the Assistant from your phone. You can only disable it.

We are yet to see any straightforward methods to simply uninstall Google Assistant from our phones. However, we have some workarounds to suggest. 

We will update this page with new information whenever it is available. So, be sure to bookmark this page and check again after a few weeks.

Most of the methods that I found online required us to root the phone. I am skipping all those and moving to non-root methods. Here is my most favorite so far.

Disable Assistant on Google Pixel

Here is how you can disable Google Assistant on your Pixel or Pixel 2 phones. This should work on most Android phones where Assistant is currently available.

  1. Go to Settings > Google > Search
  2. Under “Google Assistant”, tap Settings.
  3. Under “Devices”, click Pixel.
  4. Use the slider to turn off Google Assistant.

Now come back to your home screen and try long-press again. You will see a prompt to enable Google Assistant. This means it has been disabled!

Delete Assistant Activity from Google Account

Now that you have disabled Google Assistant, you might want to delete the Assistant activity or history saved in your Google account. Here is a guide explaining how to delete your Assistant activity

Change System Language to Uninstall Google Assistant

Here is a workaround if the previous method did not work for you.

Google Assistant is not available in all the languages available on your Android phone. This means you can switch to a different language and hide Google Assistant. So, if you are using US English as your system language, try this:

  1. Go to Settings > Languages & input
  2. Click Add Language
  3. Select “English” from the list.
  4. When prompted to choose a region, select the “U.S. Virgin Islands.”

The US Virgin Islands version of English is not very different from US English. So, you may not find it difficult to use on your phone. With this change, however, you will remove Google Assistant, for now.

If your Chromebook supports Google Assistant, chances are that you got it enabled while setting up your device. Now, what if you want to disable Google Assistant?

Disable Google Assistant on Chromebook

Let me show you how.

  1. Open the Settings app. From the left pane, select “Search and Assistant“.

2. Click Google Assistant.

3. Click “On” to toggle it to “Off

4. Google Assistant is now disabled on your device. You can always come back to Settings > Search and Assistant > Google Assistant to enable it again.

Questions? Let me know in the comments section below.

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