Disable The Google AI Assist Button On Your Xiaomi Mi 9

Say goodbye to accidental AI button presses

Xiaomi Mi 9 AI Button

Please, will someone tell me how to disable the Google AI Assist button on the side of my Xiaomi Mi 9 phone!

I feel your pain. As someone who also finds the dedicated Google Assist (or Xiaomi AI) button on the side of my shiny new Mi 9… just plain annoying.

I want it gone and I want it gone fast!

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At this point, there isn’t a way for you to change the buttons primary purpose, so let’s just go ahead and disable it for now. Hopefully, in a future Xiaomi MIUI update, they’ll be an option to customise this button.

The ‘disable Google Assist / AI button fix‘ works on the following Xiaomi phones:

  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (5G)

Disable Xiaomi AI Button

How To Disable The Xiaomi AI Button

  1. Open Android ‘Settings
  2. Select ‘Manage Apps‘ or ‘Installed Apps
  3. Select the ‘3 Dots‘ in the top right
  4. Select ‘Default Apps
  5. Select ‘Assist & Voice Input
  6. Select ‘Assist App
  7. Select ‘None

Easy Right!

Now when you press the AI or Google Assist Button on the side of your Xiaomi phone, AI won’t load up. You can still use the button to view your notifications on the lock screen.

Have you got any Xiaomi Mi 9 tips? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Hi, thank you for the steps. yes, very easy. Dear Gil, could you kindly show me how to set up the AI button? in my mi 9, that all are Chinese in AI button menu.

  2. Thank you for this! It helped me effectively disable the Android Assistant Button in my Motorola One Fusion+.


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