How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

The Google Assistant is one of the best virtual assistants in the market today and you can use it to perform a host of tasks, such as creating lists, playing music, performing quickly google searches, and also setting reminders for upcoming events. Now, if you have some appointment coming u and you decide to ask the Assistant about it, normally, the whole room will be able to hear the response of the assistant, and sometimes, this is not what you ideally want, especially if the appointment or upcoming event is private. Fortunately, there is a way for you to silence the Google Assistant responses so that you can ask the assistant for whatever you need, and it will silently help you out.

Now, before we begin this tutorial, make sure that your Android smartphone actually has the Google Assistant installed and enabled. If you are using some other virtual assistant, then this tutorial is not for you. So, with the disclaimer out of the way, let’s get straight into the tutorial.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your Android smartphone.

 

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

 

Step 2. Now, since there are various flavors of Android on different models, the best thing to do is type in ‘Assistant Settings’ in the search bar of the settings menu and select the option that pops up.

 

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

 

Step 3. Scroll through the assistant settings and tap on the ‘Assistant Voice and Sounds’ option.

 

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

 

Step 4. Under speech output, tap on the ‘Phone’ option.

 

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

 

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Step 5. Tap on the ‘Hands-Free Only’ option and you are done.

 

How to silence the Google Assistant responses on your Android smartphone

 

For some devices, there will be a ‘None’ option instead of the hands-free option, and in that case, simply select that.

From this point forward, you can either type in or speak your requests to Google Assistant, and it will silently offer you whatever assistance it can.

The Google Assistant is available as a free app download on Android and iOS and you can download the version you desire using the links given below.

Google Assistant for Android – Click Here

Google Assistant for iOS – Click Here

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