How To Fix Google Home App Not Responding Problem

The Google Home app not responding issue usually occurs when starting the app or even when it is already running. This is usually caused by a software glitch which can be fixed by performing a series of troubleshooting steps such as clearing the cache and data or reinstalling the app.

The Google Home app allows you to control your Google Nest, Google Home, and Chromecast devices using your Android phone. This app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and allows you to easily manage your compatible home devices. You can for example link your smart speakers and control it, broadcast messages, or choose what shows to watch on your TV just to name a few.

What to do when Google Home app is not responding on your Android phone

One issue that you might encounter when using this app on your phone is when it doesn’t respond. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.

Things to do first:

Method 1: Clear the cache and data of the Google Home app

The first troubleshooting step you need to do is to check if the problem is caused by corrupted temporary data. To do this you need to clear the cache and data of the app. Take note that the exact steps may differ for your particular Android device model.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Removing temporary data of app

  1. Tap on Settings.

    You can do this by swiping up from the Home screen then tapping on the Settings icon.Fix Google Home App  Not Responding Problem

  2. Tap on Apps & Notifications.

    This is where you can manage your app settings.What to do when Google Home app in not responding on your Android phone

  3. Tap on See all apps.

    This will list all of the apps installed in your phone.tap see all apps

  4. Tap on Home.

    This will open the app permission notification and storage info.tap on home

  5. Tap on Storage & Cache.

    This will open the app storage and permission settings.tap storage and cache

  6. Tap on Clear Storage and Clear Cache then make sure to confirm your action.

    This will remove the temporary data stored by the app.clear storage clear cache

Try checking if the issue still occurs after performing these steps.

Method 2: Reinstall the Google Home app to fix not responding issue

Sometimes this problem can already be caused by a corrupted app file. In order to fix this you should uninstall the app then install a fresh version from the Google Play Store.

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Google Home app not responding on your Android phone problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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