If you’ve noticed slowdowns in your Google Assistant, there might be a way to speed things up. In fact, you might be able to get better results with on-device AI, no matter where you use it. So let’s dive in and see what can be done to improve the experience, straight from your smartphone.
How can you speed up Google Assistant on devices you’re still using
Now, there are several ways to get a little more Google Assistant speed on your devices. And there are at least a few factors to consider in doing so. So, like many of our how-to guides, we’re going to go over the only way to potentially speed up the AI. An/a how else you can improve the experience.
For starters, your AI may be slower because of your connection or hardware…
If your Google Assistant speed isn’t quite up to snuff, the first thing you’ll want to check is your internet or data speed. And that’s because Google Assistant not only works on your hardware but also in the cloud. So running a top-notch speed test — or going to Google.com and typing in Speed Test — can show you if your problem is with the connection.
After all, Google needs to pull details from the web for most search-related queries. And it must be linked with your smart home gadgets when used in this way. All in the cloud.
Secondarily to that, some smartphones just won’t perform as well when it comes to using Google Assistant. This is because, on the other side of the equation, a lot of processing happens on the hardware side as well. And some devices just don’t have the chops to keep up. Particularly at the bottom of the budget segment.
There are many tips to speed up your phone and Android itself is getting faster and faster. However, if you’re using a cheap phone, you probably shouldn’t expect the best performance either.
…or speed up Google’s AI by removing Assistant from devices you no longer use or don’t use frequently
Of course, Google also recently added a dedicated way to squeeze a little more out of your Assistant experience on the speed front as well and that will be the next topic for this handy guide. The overwhelming majority of modern smartphones will run Assistant without a hitch. So you might have used Assistant on too many devices and it’s hanging up the system. So following these steps should also help you.
- First, you need to make sure you are using the latest version of the Google app by opening Google Play Store and checking for updates.
- Next, open the Google app on your smartphone or tablet
- In the Google app, select the profile picture in the upper right corner of the user interface – this will be your profile picture or the first initial of your account name, if you haven’t set a picture
- Select Settings from the resulting menu
- Next, select “Google Assistant”, as shown in our sample images below
- For the next step, you will need to scroll through the resulting menu. Scroll down until you see the “You” and “Devices” cards, highlighted in the list. Select the card that reads “Devices”, as shown in our sample images
- The resulting page will show all the devices with which you have signed in to Google Assistant. Google includes both smart home gadgets like speakers, TVs, and smartphones. Scroll down this page
- At the bottom of the page, select “Delete unused devices”. As Google notes in this options description, this should free up space and improve the overall experience.
- On the resulting page, you will see a list of unused assistant devices. It will be automatically sorted by devices that have not been used in the last three months
- Select the three line filter menu, you will be able to set this sort to a week, a month or three months
- Next, check the box of the devices you want to remove. Note that you can add the device back to your list simply by using it again. So you don’t have to worry too much about losing anything
- Select the “Delete” button in the bottom bar
- Finally, select “Delete” from the resulting pop-up window. Note that this will reset the device to factory settings – applicable to devices such as smart speakers and hubs, for example