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How to silence Google Assistant responses on your Android phone

You are sitting in your office deciding when your next appointment is. You pick up your phone and softly whisper, "OK Google, when's my next appointment?" And then, loud enough to be heard across the room, your Google Assistant announces, "Next, you have an appointment with your urologist on September 3 at 9:00." »

You don't have to hide under your desk anymore. Google has now made it possible to disable all Google Assistant voice output and only show answers to your questions on your phone. Here's how to set it up.

First, you need to go to your Google Assistant settings. You can do this in two ways:

  • Use your voice by long pressing your power button or saying "Hey, Google" or "OK ​​Google" and say "Open Assistant". Or…
  • Go to Settings> apps> Wizard> See all wizard settings

Once you are on the wizard settings page:

  • Scroll down to Voices and Assistant Sounds search for Voice output and select Call
  • Here you can choose the speaking time of your Assistant. Select None (except handsfree)

And you're done! From there, you can type or speak your requests to Google Assistant, and it will silently offer you all the help it can provide.

Updated March 15, 2022, 11:40 am ET: This article was originally published on August 27, 2019 and has been updated to reflect changes to Android.