Last Updated on 04/02/2023
After updating your Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6a or Google Pixel 6 Pro to Android 13, you may notice that activating Google Assistant will bring up the on-screen text box or virtual keyboard instead of automatically enabling voice input.
To see how you can fix this glitch, you can take a look at this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech.
1. The first potential solution you can try is to check if you have the microphone permission enabled for the Google App. In order to do so, you can take the following steps:
- First, you need to head to the Settings menu on your Pixel 6 series phone. To do so, you can open the Settings App or tap the gear icon in the expanded Quick Settings menu that you can pull down from the top of the screen.
- In Settings, scroll down and then head into Privacy.
- You then need to go to the Privacy Dashboard from the Privacy menu.
- Next, you need to select Microphone from the Privacy Dashboard.
- In the Microphone Usage menu, select the Manage Permission option located at the bottom of the screen.
- You then need to select Google from the Microphone menu.
- In the Microphone Permission menu of the Google App, make sure that the “Allow only while using the app” option is enabled. If it is already enabled, then you can select another option first and then select “Allow only while using the app” to see if switching this permission off and then on will fix the Google Assistant bug in Android 13.
2. You can also try disabling and then re-enabling the Google App by doing the following:
- Go to the Settings menu of your Pixel 6, Pixel 6a or Pixel 6 Pro.
- Next, you need to head to the Apps section in the Settings menu.
- In Apps, select See All Apps.
- You should now be in the All Apps section, where you need to select Google.
- In the App Info section of the Google App, select Disable.
- You should get a pop-up menu. Here, you need to select Disable App.
- In the same App Info section of the Google App, select Enable.
3. You can also try uninstalling, and then re-installing, the Google App updates by taking the following steps:
- First, you need to open the Google Play Store App.
- In the Google Play Store, tap your profile picture on the top right side of the screen.
- You then need to select Manage App & Device in the pop-up menu.
- In the Manage App & Device section switch over to the Manage tap at the top.
- Next, you need to select Google.
- In the Google App page, select Uninstall.
- Select Uninstall again in the pop-up notification.
- Afterwards, select the Update option from the same Google App page.
4. You can also see if there is a new system update available on your Google Pixel 6 series phone by doing the following:
- Go to the Settings menu on the device and then select System.
- You should then go to the System Update section from the System menu.
- Finally, select the Check for Update option.
- Once the new firmware has been installed, check to see if the Google Assistant is working as intended.