Google Assistant is a popular service offered by Google. It allows you to use voice commands to search for things on the internet, operate the functions in your phone just with your voice, and also to control your smart home devices. The hands-free mode makes it useful when you are driving or cooking or busy in some other chore. However, sometimes there might be issues that don’t let your Google Assistant run smoothly. It might be your connection or some other problems in your device. These are the minor problems that can be resolved in easy and simple steps. If you are also facing issues with Google Assistant on your device and looking for a way to fix those problems, then we have got you covered. In this article, we are going to elaborate on the steps you can use to solve Google Assistant on your device. Let’s scroll down and look at these steps.
If we talk about the easiest way to fix the issues associated with Google Assistant on your Android device, then rebooting your phone is the way. This process works against most of the minor problems occurring on your phone, such as glitches, connectivity, processing, etc. Rebooting your phone is a simple process that you can complete with a few keys and clicks. To restart your phone, the very first step is to press and hold the power button on your device for a while. The power button is the same, which you use to switch on or off the screen of your device. After pressing and holding the power button on your device for a while, several options will appear on your screen. You have to select the Reboot option, and in some phones, it is as Restart, and after clicking on it, the phone will finish the rest of the process. It will take a minute or two for the rebooting to finish, and when your device is active again, the issues associated with your Google Assistant will probably be resolved.
If Google Assistant on your phone does not start to work well, even after rebooting your device, then maybe it is the time that you check the compatibility of your Android device with Google Assistant. It is important to understand that Google Assistant does not work with every model, and you need to have some necessary specifications on your device to support Google Assistant. These necessary specifications include Android 5.0+ with at least 1GB of memory, Android 6.0+ with at least 1.5GB of memory, Google app 6.13 or higher, Google Play services, and a screen resolution of at least 720p. You should make sure that any of the supported languages including Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, or Vietnamese are also available on your phone.
If you are sure about the compatibility of your Android device with Google Assistant and settings working right, then you should check that Google Assistant is active on your device. You can be sure that the Google Assistant service is actively working on your device by opening the Google app on your device and selecting the “More” option at the bottom of your screen. There you will be able to see the settings associated with your Google Assistant app. If the switch in front of the Google Assistant is not on, then you can turn it on and make it functioning by saying “Hey Google” or “OK Google”. If this button is already active and Google Assistant on your device is still not functional, then you might need to retrain the voice model. You can finish this process in the same settings by tapping the “Voice” option and then select “Voice Match”. It will take you to the “Retrain voice model” option. The next step will be to agree to the basic terms and conditions and follow the instructions to retrain the voice model by saying “OK Google” and “Hey Google” a few times. To check, if the issue has been resolved, exit to the home screen of your device and try saying “Hey Google”. You are likely to see Google Assistant showing up on your screen this time.
If the problems associated with your Google Assistant have not yet been resolved then you can also try checking if your microphone is working or if you are connected to the internet or not. Disabling other voice assistants, upgrading the app, or checking the permissions granted to the service is also likely to solve the issues.
Google Assistant is a useful service on our Android devices, and if it is not working right, it can be tough to get some simple things done. In this article, we have elaborated on the easy ways of fixing problems associated with your Google Assistant on any Android device, and you can follow these easy steps when needed.
John Martin is a Microsoft Office setup expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, John has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.