Google Assistant is your go-to option in many instances. Ranging from being resourceful to the friend who keeps your life in check, Assistant still has a lot of things to offer and people are still unaware of it. In this article, we’re going to discuss what to do when Google Assistant doesn’t work, how to turn Google Assistant off, how to enable it and how to fix problems associated with it.
If you’ve recently learned about Google Assistant and even after trying it’s not working then consider checking if your phone meets the required criteria. Your specifications should be, in the very least:
- Google app version 6.13 or higher
- Google Play services
- 1.5 GB of RAM or higher
- Display resolution of 720p or higher
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher
Phone language set to English (US, UK, Canada, India, and Australia), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese (Brazil)
And even if your device is compatible with it, Google Assistant may not still be enabled. You’ll need to download it from the Google Play Store.
Moving on, you might face connectivity issues even after you’ve downloaded the Assistant. Make sure that your device is receiving the signals properly and if this doesn’t happen then try resetting the device or consider placing it at an elevated level to throw better signals.
Google Home not responding? Let’s see what you can do about it.
First, enable your mic and see whether its working or not. You can also take your Google Home to another room as other devices can cause disturbance by interfering with the mic. Try resetting it once. Often, people do not realize the benefits of rebooting a device. It may solve many problems.
Facing issues related to your address? No worries, just:
1. Open the Google Home app on your phone then tap on the hamburger menu.
2. Select “More settings” then scroll to the bottom and select “Personal Info”.
3. Tap Home and Work locations
4. Enter the address you want to, tap ok.
Here’s where we add some random troubleshooting issues that you may face:
If you have other voice activation services, disable them. Make sure that the service or function you’re wishing to activate has permission from your device to let it run. For example, for voice activation to work, you will need to enter your phone’s settings and allow “Trusted voice” to let this function work for you. Additionally, your settings should have Google as an assistant. Enter your settings and change accordingly to allow the Assistant to administer your functions. Lastly, and the most important part of this is to keep Google updated. You may want to turn on the feature where the app updates itself without asking for permission, that’ll help you avoid dragging yourself to the app store, again and again, to check for updates.
However, often people complain that updating to the latest version broke the application. Yes, this is true and although it happens rarely, it is important to let you know how to fix it.
Go to Settings – Apps – Google app
Tap on Storage and clear both the Cache & Data. This will help fix the problem, in most cases.
Restart your device and the problem should go away. If it doesn’t, know that you will not be the only one facing this issue; Google will reply promptly to fix this issue by sending a new update.
Google Assistant provides a plethora of options that can be utilized through voice commands. They make your life easier & convenient.
We hope this article teaches you a thing or two about Google Assistant. Let us know what you learned!