1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I was using my apps (gmail, chrome, YouTube ex.) When I pressed the home screen button and noticed something called "Assistant" On my home screen. I clicked on it and it was a Google app that had just appeared out of nowhere some time in the past few hours. I never use any search systems besides Google Chrome, so I when to my settings to try to delete it, when I noticed it wasn't in my settings any where, not it my apps or anything. I thought it would be like Chrome where it showed up in my apps in settings, but I couldn't delete it, only turn it off. Is there any way to get it off of my home screen? I don't want to have to look at it or constantly accidentally click on it instead of another app. What's weird is I don't have a normal phone. I don't have Android or Apple or Samsung, I have an Honor phone. My phone model is the Honor 6X, so I didn't think that a random app would appear out of nowhere without context or warning. Please, if there is any way to get it off of the home screen I would greatly appreciate if you helped me out. Thanks!
    05-10-2018 12:22 AM
  2. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    Turn oK Google on or off
    1) On your phone or tablet - Touch and hold the Home button or say "oK google"
    2) At the top right-Tap More settings
    3) Under "Devices" select your phone or tablet
    4) Turn on google Assistant-Turn "oK Google" detection On or off

    is Not advisable to disable "Google assistant" is very important app
    05-10-2018 01:19 AM
  3. AstroBoy1963's Avatar
    Turn oK Google on or off
    1) On your phone or tablet - Touch and hold the Home button or say "oK google"
    2) At the top right-Tap More settings
    3) Under "Devices" select your phone or tablet
    4) Turn on google Assistant-Turn "oK Google" detection On or off

    is Not advisable to disable "Google assistant" is very important app
    But I never opened the app, so I cant turn it off, and I never plan on using the app ever so I just want it off of my screen. I know I can't delete the app from my phone, but I at least want to know if there is a way to get it off of the home screen.
    05-10-2018 03:34 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    But I never opened the app, so I cant turn it off, and I never plan on using the app ever so I just want it off of my screen. I know I can't delete the app from my phone, but I at least want to know if there is a way to get it off of the home screen.
    Welcome to the forums. The Assistant icon showed up on some phones after the latest Google app update. I saw it on my app drawer a couple days ago, but it vanished this morning. If you still have it on the home screen try to remove it after a long press like with any other shortcut.
    05-10-2018 04:09 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Also, see this thread.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=887144
    05-10-2018 04:12 AM
  6. AstroBoy1963's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. The Assistant icon showed up on some phones after the latest Google app update. I saw it on my app drawer a couple days ago, but it vanished this morning. If you still have it on the home screen try to remove it after a long press like with any other shortcut.
    Thank you so much! I just put it into a folder for now, hopefully it'll go away or have the option to not stay on the home screen sometime in the next few days.
    Javier P likes this.
    05-10-2018 04:12 AM
  7. AstroBoy1963's Avatar
    I notice some people said it was a bug with the app updating, but I have auto updates turned off, so my Google app hasn't been updated since I got my phone, mostly because I never use it. I'm hoping it'll go away like it did with you and the other person.
    05-10-2018 04:19 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    I notice some people said it was a bug with the app updating, but I have auto updates turned off, so my Google app hasn't been updated since I got my phone, mostly because I never use it. I'm hoping it'll go away like it did with you and the other person.
    It's possible that this issue was caused by an update for the Play Services and not the Google app.
    05-10-2018 04:41 AM
  9. AstroBoy1963's Avatar
    It's possible that this issue was caused by an update for the Play Services and not the Google app.
    I guess it could've happened by any Google app on my phone.
    05-10-2018 04:45 AM
  10. reallyGrumpyoldman's Avatar
    My Honor 9 life had a home page of it's own and even though I disabled everything to do with it the page refused to go away. In desperation I disabled the app completely by going into settings, apps, Google and disable. I set it back to the factory basic and left it disabled. When I returned to the home screen the Google assistant page was gone. Good riddance! Hope this helps.
    06-11-2019 07:01 AM

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