Google Assistant is very useful. I personally use it daily to check weather forecasts, get my daily briefing and follow my favorite sports team. While I haven’t had any problems using Google Assistant in the past, I’ve seen a lot of people complaining that it doesn’t work properly. Mostly, people complain that the Assistant does not respond to them when they are using the “Ok Google” command. In this article, we are going to take a look at several solutions that can resolve this issue. So if Ok Google isn’t working for you either, here’s how you can fix it:
Okay, Google is not working? See how to fix it
There are many reasons why “Ok Google” might not be working on your Android device. That’s why we’re going to take a look at several solutions to the same problem. Try them all on your device to see which one solves your Ok Google not working issue:
1. Retrain Voice Model
One of the biggest culprits behind Ok Google not working is that users didn’t have time to configure the voice command accurately. If You Haven’t Trained Your Ok Google Voice Command Accurately, Google Assistant May Not Recognize Your Voice. That’s why you should take the time to retrain your voice model.
To retrain your voice model, first, open Google Assistant and tap the symbol in the upper right corner (marked in the image above). Now tap on the three dots menu and then tap on Settings. Here, under the Assistant tab, scroll down to find the “Assistant Devices” menu and tap on your device.
Now all you need to do is Tap “Voice Model” -> “Retrain Voice Model” and follow the steps to retrain your voice model for Google Assistant.
2. Clear Google app cache
Another thing you can do is clear the Google app cache so it can start over. Do that, open the Settings app on your phone and go to Apps -> Google.
Now, tap “Storage” and clear cache by tapping “CLEAR CACHE” button. One thing to note here is that the Settings app on your phone might look different than mine because you might not be using a standard Android device. Don’t worry, the steps are the same and will work on any phone.
3. Reinstall the Google App
If clearing the cache doesn’t work for you, you may need to uninstall the app and then reinstall it on your device. The uninstall process is quite simple and I hope you know how to do it on your specific Android device. Otherwise, follow the steps below as they are universal and will work on any Android device.
First, open the Play Store and search for Google. Tap on the result marked in the image above and then tap on the “Uninstall” button. Now, restart your Android device and repeat the same process. The only difference here is that you will tap the “Install” button to install the app on your device.
4. Check your language settings
Sometimes the “Ok Google” command does not work on your device because you have selected the wrong language settings. To make sure it’s not your case, launch the Google app and go to More -> Settings -> Voice -> Languagesand make sure the correct language for your region is selected.
5. Do a microphone check
Since Ok Google relies on your phone’s microphone, it’s always good to see if it’s in good working order or not. Sometimes a faulty microphone is the reason behind Ok Google not working on your phone. To do a mic check, just open any recording app on your phone and record your voice. If it doesn’t sound like it should, the problem is with your microphone and you should get it fixed.
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Get Ok Google working on your device
Hope these solutions help you to make Ok Google work on your Android device. If you still face any issue, please comment below with your device name and model so that we can check whether the issue is specific to your device or not. Also, if you want to share any tips about the Ok Google not working issue with us, the comments section is all yours.