New bug in Google Assistant causing Battery Drain in Android Phones

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A bug is affecting the Google Assistant and is causing the problems to the Andriod phones.

If you are using the “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” phrase to open the Assistant on one device, it gets activated on a second device as well.

The bug has also affected the Google Home and Google Pixel devices. Turns out the problem starts when one says “Ok, Google,” or “Hey, Google”. This not only awakens the Google Assistant on one device but also manages to activate it on a second device if one is nearby. The screens of the devices stay powered on indefinitely after hearing the phrase to activate the Google Assistant. Furthermore, the bug makes the Google Assistant remain active on the second device until powered off.

Google Assistant is Draining Phone Battery

A post was shared on Reddit, that has multiple comments on it from the different people saying that they are facing this issue.

Users also complained about the phone’s battery that is being depleted to 1 percent because the Google Assistant had remained powered on, hours after the wake-up phrase was used for a Google Home speaker.

Also, the Google Assistant remaining powered on, not only causes serious battery drain, but it also has several security risks as it leaves the device unlocked. Google is yet to roll-out a fix for this.


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