Turn "OK Google" (hotword) on or off

You can talk to your Google Assistant on your Pixel Slate by saying "Ok Google" or “Hey Google.” This is called the hotword.

If you turn the hotword off, you can still talk to your Google Assistant by pressing the  Launch assistant key key or touching and holding the Launcher Launch icon on your Pixel Slate.

Other external keyboards:

  • Chrome OS-compatible keyboard: Press Search + a
  • Windows or Mac keyboard: Command/Windows + a

​Turn "OK Google" on or off

  1. In the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.

  2. Select Settings Settings.

  3. Under “Search and Assistant,” select Google Assistant.
  4. Select Google Assistant settings.
  5. Next to “Ok Google detection,” select the toggle to turn it on or off.

Related articles

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue