Google Assistant is a useful tool that allows you to control your smart home, check the weather, and more. Unfortunately, the Assistant may not hear you in a noisy environment or activate it easily. The fix is to adjust the sensitivity of the words “Hey Google” or “OK Google”.
To change the sensitivity of “Hi Google” from your smart speaker, download it first and open the Google Home App on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Next, tap the Home icon found to the left of the microphone button.
From here, select the smart speaker or smart display that you want to adjust, then tap the Gear icon on the top right of the screen to open the device Settings menu.
Scroll down and select the “Google Hey Google ‘Sensitivity” option.
The slider is set to the “Default” setting in the middle of the bar, but has a total of five levels from “Lowest Sensitive” to “Most Sensitive.” Select the desired settings, then tap the Back arrow in the upper left corner to save the settings automatically.
Changing sensitivity only applies to this device. If you want to adjust the sensitivity of other devices, tap the “Adjust More Devices” button at the bottom of the screen.
A list of all connected Google smart devices will open. Select the next device you want to adjust and repeat the previous steps.
Now that you have raised or lowered the Google Home and Nest speakers or the “Hey Google” sensitivity setting, try it. You can always jump back to the application and make more or less sensitive settings to best suit your needs.