1. tpapictures's Avatar
    Does anyone have any idea what this icon is in my status bar?
    07-21-2018 05:34 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Which phone is that from? It almost looks like a mouse -- do you have a Bluetooth mouse connected?
    tpapictures likes this.
    07-24-2018 04:43 AM
  3. tpapictures's Avatar
    This is an LG G6. I don't even own a bluetooth device. Other than my PS4 controller. So I don't have any clue what this is. Nor did I have bluetooth turned on. I rebooted and it seems to have gone away.

    Now what I cant get rid of is Google CONSTANTLY telling me to set up "ok google" and Assistant which I dont want. But thats another issue I need to look up.
    07-25-2018 12:10 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Open your Google app, tap Menu>Settings, tap Settings under Google Assistant, then Phone, then turn off the toggle for Google Assistant.
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    07-25-2018 02:29 PM
  5. tpapictures's Avatar
    You're a saviour.
    I just hope that gets rid of the notifications as well as the phone constantly recognising "OK Google". I know, you might ask, if you don't want the voice search why are you saying "ok google" at all? It's not that, it's just that I'm not crazy about not having control over the phone being able to hear speech. I want that off.
    Consequently, any way to use Assistant but without EVER keeping track of my search queries?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-25-2018 03:49 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm actually not sure if Google Assistant is equivalent to Ok Google. You can always turn Google Assistant back on if it doesn't work.

    I think Google will always keep track of your search queries, but you can delete your search history periodically by going to myactivity.google.com/delete-activity on your browser.
    07-25-2018 05:08 PM
  7. sethyboy's Avatar
    If you have a Google search bar on your home screen, it will also have the always-listening for "OK Google" whenever you're on your home screen. To get rid of that, just remove the search bar.
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    07-26-2018 10:22 AM
  8. tpapictures's Avatar
    If you have a Google search bar on your home screen, it will also have the always-listening for "OK Google" whenever you're on your home screen. To get rid of that, just remove the search bar.
    Crap, you're right. I just noticed that.

    All I want is to have access to the assistant features, and even refining my search based on things I search online but without Google ever listening to things I might say. I went into the voice activated recordings in my account a few months ago and had PAGES of little snippets it had recorded of me without my knowledge. Needless to say I deleted it all and turned it off. But I just don't like that it can even hear me say "ok google" because to me that leaves open the question, what else is it programmed to listen to without saying anything about it.
    07-26-2018 11:47 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you have a Google search bar on your home screen, it will also have the always-listening for "OK Google" whenever you're on your home screen. To get rid of that, just remove the search bar.
    I think if you go to the Google app's settings and select Voice (under the Search category), then Voice Match, then turn off Access with Voice Match, it should turn off the always listening feature, even if the search bar widget is on the homescreen. I haven't tested this myself, so give it a try.
    07-26-2018 12:59 PM
  10. tpapictures's Avatar
    I think if you go to the Google app's settings and select Voice (under the Search category), then Voice Match, then turn off Access with Voice Match, it should turn off the always listening feature, even if the search bar widget is on the homescreen. I haven't tested this myself, so give it a try.
    Ok I've tried that and it seems to work. I just need to find where these persistent notifications are reminding me to train the "ok google" function. I mean, I know I willingly paid into an Android phone, but geez....


    Edit: tried running through the same settings with my wife's phone, still activates search whem she says ok google.
    07-26-2018 02:10 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does that reminder have an option to Remind Me Later, or to Ignore?

    For your wife's phone, after turning off the Access with Voice Match switch, the While Driving toggle automatically turns on so that you can still say Ok Google when using Maps or Android Auto. Make sure that's turned off as well.
    07-26-2018 03:09 PM
  12. tpapictures's Avatar
    This is the notification. Still coming up.

    Wife's phone still responding to "ok google". She had to remove the search bar unfortunately. It was popping up search even when she said something similar. Too annoying.
    07-27-2018 02:05 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What happens if you go through the re-training, but still keep those other options turned off that we talked about? Does it still respond to anyone saying, "OK Google," or does it ignore it AND also stop asking you to re-train?
    07-27-2018 02:23 PM
  14. tpapictures's Avatar
    What happens if you go through the re-training, but still keep those other options turned off that we talked about? Does it still respond to anyone saying, "OK Google," or does it ignore it AND also stop asking you to re-train?
    Two separate things.
    The notifications are my phone that have stopped hearing ok Google.
    The hearing ok google despite everything being off is my wife's phone
    07-27-2018 02:43 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Then on your phone, what happens if you re-train? Does that notification go away, at least?

    Does your wife have the same phone or a different one?
    07-27-2018 05:33 PM
  16. tpapictures's Avatar
    Then on your phone, what happens if you re-train? Does that notification go away, at least?

    Does your wife have the same phone or a different one?
    Exact same phone. Ordered on the same day even. LG H873
    07-27-2018 06:31 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not sure what to do about your wife's phone. I'd double check all of the settings again, but otherwise, a factory reset might be in order.
    07-27-2018 06:42 PM
  18. tpapictures's Avatar
    Then on your phone, what happens if you re-train? Does that notification go away, at least?
    I'll try that. I'll let you know.
    07-27-2018 09:21 PM

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