How to stop ‘OK Google’ from displaying over your Android Wear watch face


You might have noticed that “OK Google” appears every time your watch face lights up on your Android Wear smartwatch. It’s there to remind you that you can say “OK Google” to search for something or start an app. After a week or so, you pretty much get the hint and no longer want it covering your face. How do you get rid of it?

It’s so simple that it will blow you away. All you need to do is actually say, “OK Google” two or three times. and it will disappear. So basically, say the phrase and when the “Speak Now” screen appears, you can either say an actual command or just close it. Do this a couple of more times, and “OK Google” will no longer show over your watch face. It’s never that easy is it?


Now it might come back every now and then, like when you reboot the watch, but the same procedure will work.

I hope this helped, and if you want to learn some more Android Wear tricks, click here for all our guides.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Jonathan Vanasco

    holy crap! that is the watchface I designed and put up on facerepo!!

  • Jonathan Vanasco

    Holy crap! that is the watch face I recently designed and put on facerepo :) that is awesome! I have a few other superhero ones going up soon.

    • RobertNazarian

      Cool, I will look for them. I want a good Spider-Man

  • galavanter

    Holy Batman! I didn’t know this! I’m new to Android Wear for iOS and was searching for a solution for my Huawei. Thanks.

  • duanewilkins

    WOW! Ok so it disappeared off the front of my Moto 360 2nd gen, and I was having trouble getting it to “ok google” but your article now makes it all make sense!

    Just because its not showing, doesnt mean it doesnt work!


  • Dimitar Maznekov

    So far so good, but how to reappear eg. turn it back on ?

  • Dennis Waite

    he is wrong if you got a cell phone Google never lets up its every 1.5 min. its the main reason I hate using a smart phone . Most of my time Im just enjoying my music and every 1.5 min.- 5 min here comes Google or the Google-virus comes with (“did You just say something I didn’t hear You ?”‘) this all comes from Google/google play and chrome- it’s called an an·noy·ance App. it is designed to make your cell phone experience unpleasant.
    I tried my best to delete all of my Google files in my file manger but the annoyance never stopped I have Lollipop _MR 1 code name -Android 5.1 REL LG-K-7 with 210 snapdragon – Chipset…:
    if I could ever be allowed to chose a different built in system or search engine I like going with BING ;
    Never get a LG and forget the LG-V20 its Google pre-loaded!!!

    • Aaron Harris

      calm down mighty keyboard warrior, save your strength for shit that actually matters. your outrage is not necessary here.

    • Karen Gibbins

      I agree with Dennis. I can’t listen to anything on my phone because ok Google comes on every couple of seconds. It cuts off what I am trying to listen to such as the news on Youtube and is making it impossible to use my phone! I can’t get rid of it! Where did this nuisance come from!!!!!!!