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Fix ‘Ok Google’ Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1

In this guide, you will be able to learn how to Fix ‘Ok Google’ Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1 : Google very recently released the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Pixel and the eligible Nexus devices, and the OTAs have almost been rolled out worldwide. There have been several bug squishes, many little new updates, stability tweaks, and mostly security patches.

However, people who’ve updated their devices to Android 7.1.1 have been complaining about the ‘Ok Google’ hotword not working anymore with the Google Assistant when the device’s screen is off. This issue has been confirmed by us as well, and it isn’t a bug. Due to some necessary security patch updates, Google has disabled this option by default, and this is all thanks to Trusted Voice, and option that you can toggle.

Trusted Voice will allow your device to recognize the owners voice after successive attempts to hear you say ‘Ok Google’. While this is a much needed option, the security patch has turned it off, and following is a guide to help you Fix ‘Ok Google’ Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1 :

Fix ‘Ok Google’ Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1

Fix 'Ok Google' Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1

  1. Launch the Google App
  2. Tap on the little hamburger (three-dots) icon on the top.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Navigate to Voice‘Ok Google’ Detection.
  5. Tap to enable the toggle for Trusted Voice.
  6. Reboot your phone if required.

Great going! You’ve successfully learnt how to Fix ‘Ok Google’ Hot Word Not Working On Android 7.1.1. If you have any further issues, then feel free to refer us in the comments section below.

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