Ways To Quickly Fix “OK Google Not Working”

Ways To Quickly Fix OK Google Not Working

If you are an Android owner and have Google Assistant, you can bask in glory, because there are many things that your Google Assistant App can and its counterparts cannot.

Let’s face it, the moment you say “Ok Google Now.” you feel as if you have unlocked a deep hidden magician within. Well! Most credit goes to the virtual Google Assistant, which does the magic of opening files and folders on your device, playing music, searching for things on the internet and so much more.

But, what if one day you say, “Hey Google” and it doesn’t respond? Worry not; you just need to tweak some settings here and there. Here are some real quick fixes to make your Google Assistant work again

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1. Check If Your Google Assistant Is On Or Not

If your “OK Google” is not working, it could be that your Google Assistant is not on in the first place. For this follow the path mentioned below –

Settings > Google > Account services > Google Assistant > Assistant tab

Now, locate your device under phone and slide Google Assistant option to the right.

2. Change Language Settings

Change Language Setting in google Assistance

One of the reasons that the Google Assistant app isn’t responding to your commands is maybe because you are conversing with it in a language that you haven’t selected. You can change this by following the path mentioned below –

Settings > Google > Account services > Search, Assistant & Voice > Voice > Languages

Once you have followed this path, choose the languages from the given languages that you wish to use to converse with Google.

Alternatively, long press your device’s home button. When prompted to turn on the Google Assistant app, tap turn on.

3. Fixing The Microphone On Your Device

Maybe your hey Google! Is fall on a deaf microphone, and the reasons for this could be many. To start with, the microphone hole might have accumulated dust or debris over a period of time. Also, it could be that you are in a very loud environment because of which your “hey Google!” is mixed with several other voices!

Also, check if you have given your Google Assistant access to your microphone. To check this first locate Apps in the settings followed by the path mentioned below –

Apps > Google > Permissions > Slide Microphone slider to the right

Fix The Microphone On Your Device app permission setting

4. Retraining “Ok Google”

Say Ok Google

While the whole experience of making the device dance to our fingertips just by saying hello Google Assistant is magical, it is, after all, a machine. We need to train it to respond to our commands.

This is how you can Retrain Google voice model (follow the path mentioned below) –

Apps > Google > Account services > Search, Assistant & Voice > Google Assistant > Assistant Tab > Assistant Devices > Phone > Voice model > Retrain voice model

Now, follow the instructions, and that’s how you can get Google assistant app back on the track.

5. Clear Google Cache To Start Afresh

Clear Google Cache To Start Afresh

It’s almost like one solution fits all – clear Google cache and see Google assistant app work its magic again. To clear cache –

Apps > Google > Storage > Clear Cache

6. Uninstall And Reinstall the Google App

If none of the above seems to work, uninstall and reinstall the app, as simple as that. All you have to do is open the Play Store and uninstall the Google application. Now, restart your device and install the Google app once again.

In the End

Have you ever been stuck in a situation, where Google Assistant just refused to obey your commands? Well! Before you blame anything else, might as well use the above-mentioned ways, if not these, then it’s definitely Skynet at work. Nevertheless, we hope that the above methods have been able to get Google assistant app working again on your device.

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4 Responses

  1. Cristina Nelson says:

    I’m not sure this is any more useful than the original version of the article: it’s the same article where the author discusses how to turn the keywords you find to the end result and then says that “OK” would be too much to expect from a list of “best practices.”But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Google doesn’t want any of those, so this is just an article with no content. This is just like “Don’t use google until you make an informed choice” — it just means more people won’t be searching for them anyway until they find them directly.

  2. kristen baker says:

    For me, Google is the best search engine. It’s a great tool that keeps me motivated – but not so much. I don’t always get what I want from them – I always come back to the main site and come back from a page, not to a single search or result in any of the other results.

  3. Alex Woods says:

    It was pretty fun to hear about the process to fix the “OK Google!” in the title. I always felt that Google wasn’t good at what they were doing. If the process was so simple and reliable, would we need a more accurate title of your article?
    In the end, this article gave us the feeling to use Google “OK Google! Not Working.” But to take a step back and do the same thing I have to use Facebook “OK Google!” for Facebook too.

    • Sarang Bhargava says:

      Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your feedback. Just like everything else even Google has its ups and downs. Just to be sure that this functionality works, you will have to use the wake word “OK Google!”. I hope the steps mentioned in the blog have been of help.

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