Google Assistant is slowly growing to become as ubiquitous 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. This guide explains how to disable Google Assistant.
Note: 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. We, however, 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.
- Go to Settings > Google > Search
- Under “Google Assistant”, tap Settings.
- Under “Devices”, click Pixel.
- 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:
- Go to Settings > Languages & input
- Click Add Language
- Select “English” from the list.
- 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.