Disable Google Assistant

Although, the name suggests Google Assistant is there to help, but it can be really annoying at times when you are not used to using it. My personal opinion is, mostly people dont make use of Google Assistant to get things done on their smartphone. Although, it can prove out to be very helpful if you know how to use it and you are used to it. It can give you  latest news, weather updates, traffic updates and translate common phrases for you if you are abroad. Whatever you ask for you can get it. You can also use it to connect other Google devices with your phone like Google Home.

Only reason being you have to ask for it seems to be the problem why people are reluctant using it. If you dont want it on your phone and you are annoyed by its suggestions. You can make use of this guide to disable google assistant on your Android Nougat phone.

Disable Google Assistant on Nexus Phones running on Android Nougat:

Moving on to the guide, I will explain you how to disable google assistant with the use of screenshots from my Nexus 6P. If you have any questions regarding the guide, you can ask me in the comments.

You can improve your battery life if you disable Google Assistant on your phone. As its service keeps on running in the background even if your phone is locked.

Now follow the step to step guide below to turn off google assistant on Nexus phone:

  1. First of all go to Home Screen of your phone and Swipe Left.
  2. Now you will see Google Assistant News Feed. Click on the three horizontal bars present at the top left corner of screen.Disable Google Assistant
  3. Now tap on Settings.
  4. After that select Settings under the Google Assistant sub-heading.Disable Google Assistant
  5. Tap on Phone.Disable Google Assistant
  6. Disable Google Assistant.

You can also turn off feed on the home screen by following the steps below:

  • Swipe left on your Home Screen and click on three horizontal lines.
  • Now select Settings.
  • In the menu select “Your Feed”.Disable Google Assistant
  • Disable Feed.

That is all, you can also access the Google Assistant settings from your apps menu. Just open Google App and go to settings. You will be able to apply all above mentioned steps there.

If you have any queries or questions regarding how to disable Google Assistant on Android Nougat running on Nexus phones or Google Pixel. Feel free to ask me in the comments. If you are curious why people want to turn off Google Now, you can mention its benefits in the comments. For me, I never used it. Only thing ever happened was me opening the Assistant by mistake and it is quite annoying.

  • Nina

    I would like to eliminate it completely. I’ve developed a habit of constantly checking it because it’s always just a swipe away. I keep seeing the same useless/stressful news stories and clickbait articles all day. Is there an Android plug-in out there that just completely gets rid of this feature?

    • Using this guide, you can disable it. Once it is done, you will not see the articles and anything from Google Assistant or Google Now.

  • Laird

    When I swipe left from my home screen I still have a google page displayed. I followed the steps in the article. How do I get rid of it?