How To Open Google Assistant Settings On Android

Do you want to make changes on your Google Assistant settings? In order to do this you will need to open the Google Assistant app on your phone. From there you can make various personalized setting changes.

Google Assistant is a voice assistant designed for mobile and home automation devices. It is powered by artificial intelligence and offers several features such as controlling smart home devices, finding information online, play content on Chromecast, or read notifications just to name a few. First introduced in 2016 for Pixel devices, it was later on made available for other Android devices in 2017.

Where is my Google Assistant located?

Where is my Google Assistant located?

One of the features that you might be using most of the time on your Android phone is Google Assistant. This is an AI assistant that can help you with several tasks allowing you to save time. This is not exclusive to Android phones as it can also be used by your iOS device.

Sometimes you will want to make certain changes to your Google Assistant settings on your Android phone.

In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will be showing you how to change Google Assistant settings on your Android device, iPhone, and Google Home.

Change Google Assistant Settings from Google Assistant app on Android device

You will be able to change your Google Assistant settings from the Google Assistant app itself.

  • Open Google Assistant. You can do this by saying “Ok Google” or you can tap and hold the Home button of your device.
  • Tap the compass icon found at the bottom.
  • Tap your profile picture icon.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap the Assistant settings option. From here you can make the necessary Google Assistant settings changes such as language, voice model, teach the assistant to recognize your voice, and manage your home devices just to name a few.

Change Google Assistant Settings from Google app on Android device

Most of the popular Android phones sold in the market today will have the Google app installed. You can use this app to make changes to your Google Assistant settings.

  • Open the Google app.
  • Tap on the More tab.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Tap on Google Assistant.
  • Tap the Assistant settings tab.

Change Google Assistant settings using your voice on Android device

You can also make changes to your Google Assistant settings using voice commands or by typing. Take note that you must have previously set up the app to recognize your voice on order for this to work.

Change Google Assistant settings on Google Home

If you own a Google Home or Home Mini then you can also use the Google Home app on your Android phone or iPhone to access Google Assistant settings.

  • Open the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android phone.
  • Tap on the user icon at the bottom.
  • If you own an Android device then tap on Settings under General Settings. If you own an iPhone then tap on More settings under the Google Assistant label.
  • Tap the Assistant tab then make the necessary setting changes.

Launch Google Assistant settings on iPhone

If you have downloaded the Google Assistant app on your iPhone and want to make certain setting changes then here’s what you need to do.

  • Launch Google Assistant app.
  • Tap on the profile icon found at the top right corner.
  • Tap the Assistant tab then make the necessary setting changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I make Google Assistant recognize my voice?

    In order to create a voice match you must first train the assistant to recognize your voice.
    Long-press the Home button to launch Google Assistant.
    Say “Open Assistant settings”.
    Tap Hey Google & Voice Match.
    Enable the Hey Google toggle.
    Follow the onscreen steps then tap Finish.
    If Google Assistant can't recognize the voice then you can retrain it under Hey Google & Voice Match > Voice model > Retrain voice model.

  2. How do I activate Google Assistant on Android?

    Tap and hold the Home button.
    Swipe diagonally from either side of the button corners to the center of your screen.
    Say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google”.
    Open the Google Assistant app and tap the mic icon (or the keyboard icon for text).

  3. How do I activate Google Assistant on iOS?

    Open the Google Assistant app and say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google”.
    Open the Google Assistant app and tap the mic icon (or the keyboard icon for text).
    Tap the mic icon on the Google Search widget on your Home screen.

  4. How do I change the Google Assistant voice?

    The Google Assistant default voice is a female voice however you can change this by selecting some of the pre-installed voice model options available.
    Go to Google Assistant Settings.
    Tap on Assistant voice present under the Assistant tab
    Tap on the color to preview and select the voice.

  5. How do I stop Google Assistant from replying with sound?

    If you would only like Google Assistant to show you its responses but not read it out loud then here's what you need to do.
    On your Android device say “Hey Google, open Assistant settings.”
    Under “All settings,” tap Assistant voice.
    Under “Speech output,” select your phone or tablet.
    Tap Hands-free only.