The voice command “Ok Google” is one of the most convenient ways to call the Google Assistant, for which you do not even need to lift the smartphone from the table. In some cases, it may stop working for a number of reasons, but it is easy to fix. If the device does not respond to the command, follow the instructions below.
Step 1. Check if Google Assistant is turned on
Press and hold the home screen button on your Android phone or tablet.
If you see the message “Hello! Can I help you? ”, Google Assistant is on. Now tap the compass icon in the lower right corner, click on the profile photo → Settings → Assistant. Turn on Voice Access Match. If you want to configure the device to automatically unlock using the voice command “Ok Google”, additionally enable the “Unlock using Voice Match” function.
Step 2. Disable adaptive power consumption and power saving mode
If you have a smartphone with a third-party shell, for example, Xiaomi or Huawei, in addition, in the Battery section, turn off proprietary battery control modes that limit the background activity of applications. They can be called “Energy Saving,” “Launching Applications,” etc.
Step 3. Teach the Assistant to recognize your voice again
- Press and hold the home screen button, tap the compass icon in the lower right corner and click on the profile photo: now we go along the path Settings → Assistant → Voice sample.
- Click “Delete Voice Sample” and confirm.
- Turn on Voice Access Match.
- Record your voice following the instructions. Record it in a quiet place and speak as if you are addressing a person.
If you have a Google app version 7.1 or lower:
- Click “Okay Google Recognition” → “Delete Voice Sample” and confirm.
- Record your voice again.
- Turn on the "Recognize Ok Google" feature at all times.
After that, the command “Ok Google” will certainly begin to work. In addition, do not forget to update the Google application – the old version of the program may also affect the function.