Google has become a staple in our lives, whether we know it or not. From our morning coffee to checking our email on the way to work, Google is always there. And with that comes the omnipresence of Google Assistant—a feature that’s been growing on Android phones and tablets in recent years. While many of us may not be aware of it, Google Assistant is always listening. This means that if you say something like “OK Google, turn off my phone”, Google will actually turn your phone off. But what if you don’t want Google Assistant turning your phone off when you say “turn off my phone”? Well, there are a few different ways to disable this feature. In this blog post, we will show you how to do just that.
How to turn off Google Assistant on Android
If you want to disable Google Assistant on your Android device, there are a few different ways to do so. To disable the voice recognition feature, open the Google app and tap the three lines in the top left corner of the home screen. Tap Settings, then scroll down to Voice and tap it. Under “Enabled features,” turn off “Google Assistant.” If you only want to stop using voice commands, open the Google app and tap the three lines in the top left corner of the home screen. Tap Settings, thenscroll down to Voice and tap it. Under “Enabled features,” turn off “Voice recognition & transcription.”
How to disable voice recognition on Google Home
If you find that your Google Home is constantly listening to commands in your house, but you don’t want it to be able to recognize your voice, here’s how to disable voice recognition on Google Home.
1. On your Android phone, open the Google Home app and tap the three lines in the top left corner of the main screen.
2. Select Settings and then Advanced Voice Controls.
3. In the Voice Recognition section, turn off “Enable voice recognition.”
How to stop Google from tracking your location
If you want to stop Google from tracking your location, there are a few different ways to do so.
1. Change your Google Account permissions: If you only use Google for essential tasks like search and email, you can change your account’s permissions so that it doesn’t track your location automatically. To do this, go to https://accounts.google.com/settings/security and scroll down to the Location Services section. Here, you can choose which apps have access to your current location (including Google), set a timer limit for how long an app can track your whereabouts, or disable location tracking altogether.
2. Use a privacy-friendly browser: If you use an alternative browser like Firefox or Chrome, you can stop Google from tracking your browsing history by installing the Privacy Badger extension. This extension will block all cookies and trackers by default, meaning that Google won’t be able to track your online activity even if you allow it on other websites.
3. Turn off ‘Location History’ in Android Settings: One of the most sensitive settings in Android is ‘Location History’, which allows devices to store details about every place they’ve been (including nearby businesses and individual addresses). If you want to completely stop Android from storing location data, open Settings>System>Location History and turn off Location History entirely.
4. Use a private VPN: A private VPN will encrypt all of
How to disable automatic updates on Android
If you want to disable automatic updates on your Android device, there are a few different ways to do so.
1. Open the Settings app on your phone and tap “System’.
2. Under “System Updates”, slide the slider to the right to turn off automatic updates.
3. Tap “Auto-update Apps” and switch the toggle to off.
4. Swipe down from the top of your screen and select “Settings > Backup & Reset > Reset Phone”. Enter your Google account info in the next screen and press OK. After the reset is complete, you will now be able to disable Google Assistant on your device if you wish!