Google Assistant is a great and convenient option for getting things done quickly in your Android device. The assistant is now among the most used features in an Android device. Sometimes users can face issues with the voice assistant. If your voice assistant is not responding to what you are saying, it could be multiple reasons. Fortunately, most of these can be fixed quite easily by tweaking some settings. Let’s look at some of the best and quick fixes when your Google Assistant is not working.
Ensuring That Your Android Device is Compatible
Merely having an Android device doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to use the Google Assistant. The voice assistant works only in specific Android versions provided that your device fulfills the requirements. If you want to use the assistant, make sure that you meet the minimum requirements as mentioned below;
Android version 5.0 (and above) with at least 1GB of available space, for Android version 6 and above you need to have a minimum of 1.5 GB storage space available
>You should have a screen resolution of 720p or more
>Google play services should be running in your device, and your Google app should be updated to the latest version
>your default system language should be a language that is supported by the Google assistant for it to work
ake Sure Internet is Turned On
Sometimes the problem can be as simple as turning on the internet and making sure that your device’s internet connection is functioning correctly. Oftentimes, users make efforts to talk to the Google assistant while their internet is turned off. You need to make sure that your device is connected to a cellular network connection or a Wi-Fi connection. When your internet connection is turned on in most of the devices, it can be confirmed through the status bar. Suppose you are facing issues with your network connection. In that case, you can try moving to an area with better network reception or else try rebooting your device to get back the internet connectivity.
Check Your Device’s Microphone
Although it may sound pretty basic, it is a worthwhile time investment to check if the microphone in your device is functioning properly or not. If Google Assistant is unable to hear your voice properly, there are chances that the microphone in your device could be malfunctioning. In that case, you will need to focus on repairing your microphone instead. A simple check of your microphone can be performed using a voice recorder to record your voice and then hear it back. If you do not hear anything, it indicates that your microphone is not working properly.