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How to turn off Google Assistant on Android phone

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The built-in digital assistant that comes equipped with every Android phone is called Google Assistant. Some people use it frequently, but others don’t. Today, we’ll show you how to disable Google Assistant on an Android device. For further privacy, we’ll also go over how to remove your saved Voice Match profile. Let’s get going.

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Why disable Google Assistant

Although it is a valuable feature, not everyone finds Google Assistant useful. There is a number of causes in which one reason to switch off Google Assistant if you prefer to complete tasks manually is that it will drain your phone’s battery and use up all of its processing power.

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For those who are uncomfortable with the idea that Google is constantly listening to them, there is also the issue of privacy. It’s better to switch off the Assistant if you fall into this category for your own peace of mind. As a result, this will also stop your phone from tracking you.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Android

Let’s first look at how to remove your Google Assistant saved voice match profile before turning it off completely. Follow the below steps:

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  1. Tap on your profile image after starting the Google app.
  2. Select Hey Google & Voice Match under Settings > Google Assistant.
  3. Then click OK. Tap Voice model then Delete voice model.
  4. Return to the Assistant settings page, select General, and turn Google Assistant off.

When you need Google Assistant again, simply press and hold the home button for a long time or swipe diagonally from the bottom corner of your screen. Then, before you can use it, you’ll be asked to re-enable it.

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Big security issue: You can easily break security of any Samsung Galaxy device

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Samsung always keeps security as a priority when it comes to Galaxy devices. Meanwhile, there are still some issues from the Android side, which are still compromising security. In a recent development, our team member found a YouTube video, showing that you can destroy any Samsung device’s security in just a minute, is it an issue?

A YouTube channel posted plenty of videos guiding users on how they can factory reset their Galaxy device in case of forgetting the password, pin, or pattern. Since a manual reset stops you to use your device without logging in with the same Google account the phone had before, the YouTuber even bypassed FRP.

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The video begins with a short introduction on breaking any form of security lock on all Galaxy devices. Seeing this video, we followed the same steps and found that the method is accurately working and we were able to factory reset Galaxy devices, including:

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 4
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 4
  3. Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Galaxy Z Fold 3
  5. Galaxy S21 and S21 FE
  6. Galaxy M31 and A30s

As shown in the video, you can break any Galaxy device’s lock (password, PIN or pattern) by resetting manually. To do so, just plug in the USB and connect it to a PC, and press all three physical buttons simultaneously. As soon as your device turns off, leave the volume down button, followed by the power button a few seconds later.

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Within seconds, you will be able to access the recovery mode of Android, letting you install the firmware manually, and wipe system data as well as cache. Using the Wipe data/factory reset option, you can hard reset any Galaxy device, while the FRP can also be bypassed with a handful of head-scratching steps.

I shocked seeing Samsung Knox also validated installation of a third-party root access apps!

While this method would not leave any kind of personal data or account logged in in the Galaxy device, but, you won’t be able to trace it through services like Find My Mobile. In case of misplacement or theft incidents, anyone can get access to use your Galaxy device as a first-hand user.

Users’ personal data won’t be accessible by gaining access to factory reset and FRP bypass methods. Still, we are disappointed to see that the user eventually used Samsung’s setup wizard as concluding the method of getting complete access to the Galaxy device.

Samsung should look into the matter and fix the issue/bugs that provide unauthorized access, destroying security promises. The company should also work with Google to make the FRP and factory reset more reliable as some are still compromising users’ privacy.

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Samsung releases One UI 5 update for Galaxy S20 FE 5G, A32 LTE [Android 13]

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Samsung S20 FE November 2022 update

Samsung pushed Android 13-based One UI 5 update for Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 LTE smartphone users in different countries. Besides, the former device is receiving the November 2022 patch, while the latter is gaining October’s patch.

Users can identify the Stable Android 13 update via build numbers: G781BXXU4GVK6 and A325FXXU2CVK3 for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 LTE, respectively. While the Galaxy S20 FE is having its last major update, the Galaxy A32 is eligible for Android 14 as well.

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Galaxy S20 FE 5G Countries: Europe – Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the UK, France, Greece, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, and Baltic and Nordic Countries.

Galaxy A32 LTE Countries: Portugal, Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Poland, France, Greece, Slovenia, Albania, and Romania.

How to update

Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

One UI 5 Features

Samsung’s Android 13 update is a significant switch for Galaxy smartphones. With the new Android 13 OS, the company is rolling out One UI 5.0 iteration, which brings Samsung-exclusive user interface, which is a lot better than Stock Android.

In addition, there are several useful features such as text extraction that allow you to copy text content directly from the camera viewfinder or image stored in Gallery. For select Galaxies, there are new additions in Good Lock customization suite including Camera AssistantDropship and RegiStar. More below:

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Samsung Galaxy A51 is getting Android 13 One UI 5.0 in the US [Update: Europe too]

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Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung rolling out the Android 13 operating system update for Galaxy A51 5G in the US. Initially, the new OS-based One UI 5.0 software is available for Xfinity Mobile carrier-branded Galaxy A51. In addition to new features, the update comes bundled with the most up-to-date Android security patch.

Last month, Samsung shared the official Android 13 roadmap, which promised this new OS update for the Galaxy A51 smartphone users this month in Europe. However, it’s surprisingly making its way starting the US, even, from a network carrier.

Update 12/04/2022

  • Samsung has now expanded the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy A51 4G variant across Europe. The major firmware is now available in various European countries such as France, with carrying build version A515FXXU5GVK6.

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Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5 update brings new personalization capabilities to your Galaxy A51 5G smartphone. As result, you can now customize the lock screen in various aspects such as clock style, colors, custom text, emergency info, and Left/Right shortcut.

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Adding to this, there are improved animations included along with new visual effects that provide you with a natural feel when switching between apps. In various ways, the major firmware improves the user experience and usability of your smartphone. Here’s how you can get it:

How to update

Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

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Samsung released the Galaxy A51 along with Galaxy A71 in 2020, with Android 10 (One UI 2) software out of the box. Both of these devices are eligible to get three generations of major OS upgrades, and the One UI 5 is the final arrival.

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