Google Assistant has been causing problems for many users lately, and the issues seem to be largely one of two varieties. There’s a Google Assistant random activation bug which involves the digital assistant turning on by itself when “OK, Google” was never said. The other issue involves the voices that are used for commands. Some users are reporting that responses will be given in multiple voices and accents.
Google Assistant random activation bug annoys users
Several posts about the Google Assistant random activation bug has been shared over social media. This Reddit thread states that although the digital assistant never used to turn on by itself, it now happens about once a day. Several other Redditors responded to say that often Google Assistant activates when the wake word was never spoken. Some even said that the digital assistant turns on when nothing is said at all. Those responding to this Reddit thread appear to be using a range of handsets and other devices.
This Reddit thread also seems to be referring to the Google Assistant random activation bug. The original poster wanted to know if there was a way to keep their phone from listening to everything they say.