How to Fix Google Assistant Something Went Wrong?

Android devices come with a built-in Google Assistant. This assistant is a part of the Google app that comes as default on all Android devices. The Google Assistant has been an excellent help to many, and it does what you would expect from an AI assistant in 2021. But this built-in Android service is not free from errors. Some users have recently reported that whenever they put some input command into the assistant, they get an error message that reads, “Something Went Wrong, Please Try Again.”

It would not be pleasant to have an Android device with a Google assistant that sends an error message whenever you try to use it. If you are one of those unfortunate Android users, then this article will help you out. Here, we have included all the possible solutions you can try to solve your Google Assistant problem. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Google Assistant Something Went Wrong

Fix “Something Went Wrong” Error on Google Assistant

Update the Google Application:

As mentioned above, the Google application is the one that comes integrated with the Google Assistant service. So if you face any issues with the assistant, you should try updating the Google application. You might face the assistant malfunctioning issue if a particular build is buggy. So, updating it to the latest version will eliminate such bugs.

  • Open up the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Search for “Google.”
  • Once the app shows up in the results, tap to open it and then choose the option “Update.”
  • Let the update complete, and then check whether the Google Assistant is working fine or not.

If you still encounter the error message, then try the next solution.

Clear the data/ cache of the Google App:

An app can have some inconsistent pieces of data that could stop the application from functioning properly. In that case, clearing out the storage completely may help you out.

  • Open up your Android Settings page and go to Apps or Applications.
  • A list of all installed applications will show up here. Search for the Google app here and tap on it.
  • Then in the Google app settings page, tap on Storage and Cache or something similar to that.
  • Inside storage, you will see the option to clear storage. Tap on it, and all your application data will be cleared off.

Now try opening up the Google Assistant again and see if that works. If, for some reason, you still see the error message, then try the final solution mentioned below.

Add Home and Work Address in Google Maps:

As unusual as it may sound, Google Maps is integrated with the Google Assistant service. Some users have reported that simply adding a home and work address in Google Maps got rid of their assistant’s not working problem.

  • Launch Google Maps on your Android device and open up its settings.
  • Tap on “Edit home or work .”
  • Please enter your work and home address in the available slots and save it.

Now try using Google Assistant again; it should work fine this time.

So that is all you need to do to fix the “Something Went Wrong, Please Try Again” error on Google Assistant. You can also watch our YouTube video on how to fix this issue.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Click Here

If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will reply. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.


  1. None of your solutions for the Google error message “Sorry Something went wrong with………” fixed the problem. It is so hard to believe that a multi billion $ tech company can not fix a problem that has been going on for way more than a year. It SUCKS!!!!

  2. I second the comment above. My assistant was working and then just quit. I’ve tried all the suggestions. No luck!

  3. I agree with Robert Taylor.
    The least google could do is tell what went wrong – and how to solve it.
    “Try again”.
    I feel stupid doing the same thing and expect a different result.

    I tried reinstalling the apps, restarting the Homecenter, restarting my phone – but nothing works.

  4. I created a test google-account; it works there.
    There must be a setting in the google account.

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