These days most devices come with the Google Assistant. It has been rated higher than Siri and Cortana. A very useful assistant helps you from finding anything on your device to anything on the internet without touching the keyboard. You just have to talk to the assistant by saying “Ok Google” and proceed with your query. However, it may so happen that the assistant may stop responding sometimes. Then the first thing is to check if it is switched on and then proceed on to calibrate the voice settings for it. The steps below help you fix your Google Assistant if it is not working properly.
Follow the below steps if your device has the Google Assistant. If not skip steps 1 to 8 and follow.
Check if the Google Assistant is on. If not, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Press and Hold the Home button on your Android device.
- If it shows “Hi, how may I help?” then the assistant is on. However, if it does not say so proceed with the below steps.
- To turn on Google Assistant press and hold the Home key on your device. Until a screen similar to shown appears. Click on “Next” button.
- On the next screen Click on “YES I’M IN” button on the bottom right corner of the screen.
- The Google Assistant asks to check for a voice match to recalibrate it to your voice settings. Click on “GET STARTED”.
- On the next screen, it asks you to say “Ok Google” and “Hey Google” to calibrate your voice settings.
- After this is done, it asks you for permission to access some things that you can select as per requirement.
- Now you are good to go. The voice is calibrated and Assistant switched on.
If you are still facing problem then you may switch off your assistant and then again follow the above steps. In addition, for devices that do not have Google Assistant can Go to Google App and then go to the Menu > Settings > Voice > Voice Match. This will then match their voice to re calibrate the device.