New MI 8 - Ok google feature not working

Oct 31, 2018
Hi all,

I am a new xiaomi phone owner and I have been experiencing this issue regarding google assistant and the "ok google" feature which does not work.

My phone is MIUI Global 10.0 (STABLE) and I don't understand why this feature does not work.

The setting inside the app looks to be disabled and cannot be re-enabled, I have been googling this and found some people with the same issue on other xiaomi smartphones and according to what they did, it was enough to delete cache from google app. This does not look to be working on my phone.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.



Likes: Damiaen
Oct 31, 2018
Thanks for the reply.

It was set with double language on the google assistant app, I left English Uk only, no change on the app.

I also cleared the app cache totally, followed the wizard to set up the app and also went through "the ok google" step and looks to be working at first but then once I have set up everything, I see back again the same issue, the phone does not hear me saying "ok google" command.

Aug 25, 2018
It doesn't work @ingbrzy. You can try anything it just won't work at all.

It's probably something related with the ROM you base your modifications on, it's up to Xiaomi to solve this i guess. There's tons of issues opened at Google and they don't seem to act upon it, all sources therefore point to Xiaomi.

ingbrzy Multilang leader
Staff member
Feb 11, 2012
Yeah those options are ghosted on my Mi8. I selected English UK, US, reset settings, installed Google app betas, tried just about everything. I can sometimes train my voice, but once i go into the settings screen it will ghost itself out again and it never responds to my voice.
seems like Google issue on Pie ROMs.. not ROM issue..
Jul 31, 2018
No, it's not a Pie issue. I have a Mi 8 and te problem was present for me when I had the Global ROM on Oreo, and now using on Pie.

It seems to affect mainly Mi 8..