Google has an app or program for everyone and everything. When it launched its Google Assistant, users were quick to try it out. The Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence that can do many things. You can ask it to look something up for you, reply to messages, call someone, or even open an app on your device.
It’s a great tool for you if you want to try out an AI that you’re not familiar with or find one to replace the one that you can’t stand. When your Google Assistant stops speaking or replying to you, then that can be frustrating since it’s no longer useful for you. Here’s what you might want to try to get your Google Assistant running again.
Restart the Device
This is an option for you anytime that you find that something isn’t working correctly. This is a good thing to do in case you have too many apps open or running in the background, which may interfere with how your device functions. Since this is one of the easiest things to do, try this out first and see if your Google Assistant begins speaking again.
Clear the App’s Cache
Your app’s cache is the junk files of your device, and these can be deleted any time without harming the app or deleting important things. Here’s how you can clear the cache on your device.
1. Launch the settings app. The settings app usually has an icon that resembles a grey gear.
2. Once you launch the settings app, scroll until you see “Apps.” This tab might also say “Applications” or “App Manager.” Tap this option, which should take you to the list of all the apps on your device.
3. Scroll until you see the Google Assistant app, and then tap it.
4. Tap on the Storage option once you’re navigated to the app information screen.
5. At the top of the screen beneath the app icon, you’ll see the option to Clear Cache.
Uninstall the Assistant App
Sometimes, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it will help you. Find the app icon and hold your finger on it. A small menu will appear below or above it and display some options. From the options, select Uninstall. Then, enter the Google Play Store, and reinstall it.
Turn Up your Media Volume
If your media volume isn’t turned up, then this could be why you can’t hear the Google Assistant speak. You can usually do this by using the volume keys on your device. You can usually judge how high your media volume is by playing some music out loud and turning up the volume until it’s at a sound where you can hear.
Update the app
Any bugs that may have been fixed in the update is something that you’re still experiencing. This might be responsible for your broken Google Assistant. Go into your Google Play Store and search for the app. If you see the option to update it, then you know that you need to tap that option. Once the update downloads, try to use your Google Assistant and see if it’s working properly.
Hopefully, one of these fixes gets your app up and running regularly.