You can control how often Google Assistant responds to your voice commands with the “Hey Google” sensitivity setting. This setting lets you choose how sensitive your device is to phrases that sound like “Hey Google” or “Ok Google.”
Sometimes, Google Assistant might activate when you didn’t say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google.” This can happen when it detects something that sounds similar. If this happens often, you can make it less sensitive.
Also, Google Assistant might not activate when you say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google,” particularly in a noisy environment. If this happens often, you can make it more sensitive.
Where the sensitivity setting is available
This feature is available on most speakers and Smart Displays with the Google Assistant language set to English.
To change the sensitivity setting for a device, you must be the primary account owner on that device.
Set Google Assistant’s “Hey Google” sensitivity
- Open the Google Home app .
- At the bottom, tap Home .
- Select your speaker or Smart Display.
- At the top right, tap Device settings “Hey Google” sensitivity.
- If you don’t find “Hey Google sensitivity,” first tap Audio.
- Choose how sensitive you want Google Assistant to be when it responds to you.
- To change this setting on another device, tap Adjust more devices.