The Google Assistant is without a doubt the best digital assistant using artificial intelligence. It's fast, accurate and it keeps getting better as you use it. Google has invested heavily in the wizard over the past two years, and it has come a long way since its inception. It contains more features than you probably would ever need and you may want to remove some of them.
For example, Google allows you to activate the wizard even when your phone is locked with the help of something called voice mapping. Google Assistant is able to identify your voice. It appears every time you say "OK Google" or "Hey Google", even when you've protected your phone with a password. This could be a bit frustrating if you have multiple devices with Google Assistant and your phone's screen turns on when you talk to another device.
So, of course, you want to disable the Google wizard on the lock screen. Although many users continue to request a solution from Google, the company has not yet delivered. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this problem and that is what we are going to talk about in this article.
How to disable Google Assistant on the lock screen
To turn off Google Assistant activation when your phone is locked, you must turn off a setting called Voice Match. Just follow these simple steps to disable voice matching on your device:
Step 1: Start Google Assistant using the voice command or by holding down the home button. Then click on the box icon in the lower left corner to open the wizard page.
2nd step: Here, tap the photo of your profile in the upper right corner. In the next window, go to the Wizard tab.
Step 3: Once there, scroll the screen to the bottom and select the Phone option in the device's list of wizard.
Step 4: On the next page, press the toggle button next to Voice Match Access to turn it off, and then press OK in the pop-up window that appears next.
This will disable the voice mapping feature and the Google wizard will no longer display if you inadvertently call it when your device is locked. Pretty simple, no?
If you want to disable the feature completely, you can also delete your voice model. To do this, simply tap the Voice Template option and then tap Delete Voice Template on the next page.
Now that you have disabled Google Assistant and it no longer shows up on the lock screen, let's look at some useful features of the wizard that you should try instead.
Configure routines for the Google Assistant
You can use different commands with Google Assistant. But did you know that you can configure custom commands or routines to trigger a series of actions? Well, you do it now. Just follow these steps to set up your custom order:
Step 1: Navigate to the wizard settings as you did previously, then select the Routines option.
2nd step: On the next page, tap the plus icon in the lower right corner to set up a new routine.
You can also edit and use one of the preconfigured routines listed here. To edit a routine, tap and change the actions / media on the next page.
Step 3: Add a new command on the New Routine page, and select an action or media to trigger when you use this command. You can do this by pressing the blue Add Action button and Add Media Prompts.
Step 4: When you add a new action, you can enter what you want the wizard to do in the space provided. You can also choose a popular action by pressing the Choose Popular Actions prompt.
After selecting an action, tap Add in the upper right corner to include it in your custom routine. Your new routine should now appear on the main Routines page. It can be triggered with the help of the command specified each time the Google Assistant is opened.
Change the voice of the Google Assistant
You do not like the voice of the Google Assistant? Well, you can change that too. Google offers a choice of voice options, male and female. Follow these simple steps to change the voice of your assistant:
Step 1: Open the wizard settings as described above, and then tap the Voice Wizard option.
2nd step: In the following menu, tap one of the circles to play a sample of the wizard's voices. To choose a voice, leave it selected and close the menu.
Explore new orders from Google Assistant
As I mentioned earlier, the Google Assistant supports various commands. Most of us only use a small fraction of the available commands simply because we are not aware of it. Fortunately, there is a simple way to discover new orders from the wizard. Here's how you can do this:
Step 1: Open the Google Assistant, and then tap the small icon in the lower left corner.
2nd step: On the next page, scroll down the screen to the section Using the Wizard. Here you will find a list of the most common orders as well as carefully selected suggestions for you.
Step 3: Now, tap the arrow next to the What's Popular section to access the Explore menu.
Here you will find a list of everything the wizard can do, including some personalized suggestions depending on how you have used it up to now or depending on the devices / apps you are using have.
If you scroll down to the bottom, you will notice a section that also ranks the controls based on specific topics. Just select a topic to see a list of all related commands you can use. Very convenient.