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Turn "Ok Google" on or off

These steps are for the Google Assistant on your phone. 

You can talk to your Google Assistant by saying "Ok Google." If you turn off "Ok Google," you can talk to your Google Assistant by touching & holding the Home button on your phone. 

Turn "Ok Google" on or off

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuff and thenMore More and then Settings and then Phone.
  3. Turn on Google Assistant and then turn “Ok Google” detection on or off.
    • If you don’t see these steps, you’re using an earlier version of the Google app. Instead, tap "Ok Google" detection and then turn Say "Ok Google" any time on or off.

Choose if “Ok Google” unlocks your phone

You can let “Ok Google” unlock your phone when your Google Assistant recognizes your voice.

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuff and then MoreMore and then Settings and then Phone.
  3. Turn on Google Assistant and then turn Access while locked on or off.
    • If you don’t see these steps, you’re using an earlier version of the Google app. Instead, tap "Ok Google" detection and then turn Trusted voice on or off.

Note: This setting can make your phone less secure. A similar voice or recording of your own voice could unlock your device.

Teach your Google Assistant to recognize your voice

If your Google Assistant isn’t responding to "Ok Google," try these steps:

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuff and thenMore More and then Settings and then Phone.
  3. Turn on Google Assistant and then Voice model and then Retrain voice model.
    • If you don’t see these steps, you’re using an earlier version of the Google app. Instead, tap "Ok Google" detection and then Retrain voice model.
  4. Follow the steps to record your voice.

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