Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. The assistant is meant to function smoothly, however with a few errors, Google Assistant might not respond. What do you do in such circumstances? The first thing to do is troubleshoot to ensure the assistant responds. Achieving this is simple as long as you follow this guide. Here is how you can fix the problem of Google Assistant not responding to your commands.
Fix Google Assistant Not Responding
Ensure your Device Supports Google Assistant
You might think that Google Assistant is responsive and yet the issue is with your device. Most of the latest devices support this feature which is not the case with older phones. Here are Google Assistant requirements Android 5.0+ with at least 1GB of memory, Android 6.0+ with at least 1.5GB of memory, Google app 6.13 or higher, Google Play services, A screen resolution of at least 720p and Device language needs to be supported.
Enable Google Assistant
Google Assistant will respond if the service is enabled. If the assistant is unresponsive after calling out “Hey Google”, please check if the service is enabled. Go to Settings app>select Google>Settings for Google apps>Search Assistant Voice> Google Assistant>Choose Hey Google & Voice Match>enable Google Assistant.
Google Services are Down
If Google Services are down, then definitely Google Assistant will be responsive. However, this is the last case scenario that might occur.
Navigate if Google, Google Assistant, and your device are up to date. If your Google Assistant is not functioning, as usual, updating the software version might be the answer. Go to Settings app>select System>choose System Update>click on Check for Update> Click Update if there is any update available.
Check your Internet Connection
Google Assistant relies on heavy data, so if your internet network is unreliable or low, the service will not respond. Ensure that you have enough data on your device and your internet is enabled. To troubleshoot this error, disable the wifi or internet icon for a few seconds then enable it again.
Restart your Phone
Restarting your phone will shut down all processors, fore, and background apps that are slowing Google Assistant functionality. This will make your phone work faster. All you have to do is long-press the power button, then select Restart. Your phone will go off and in a few minutes, it will load again.
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