Here is How to Solve It Looks like That Device Hasn’t Been Setup yet Error in Google Assistant


Google Assistant is smart, like really smart. It brings together many Google products and services into a single interface that is easy to work with. I was setting up some routines in Assistant and trying some commands when I got the ‘Looks like that device hasn’t been setup yet’ error.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 12

I was not using any smart device like Google Home or Chromecast, but a quick Google Search told me that the problem is more widespread than I expected. Many users experience the same error while configuring Assistant, Chromecast, Google Home, Nest, and some smart devices too.

Let’s see how we can solve this error and go about our daily routine.

1. AI Wars

Google Assistant is not the only AI app in the town. There are others like Alexa by Amazon and Bixby from Samsung. If you have another AI app installed on your device, it is possible that the two are fighting for control, leading to this error.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 1

I would recommend you to choose one and disable or uninstall the other entirely to remove any possible conflicts in the future. When done, reboot your device and try again.

2. Restart Device and Assistant

That seem to work for some users. Close Assistant and reboot the device you are using it on. Launch Assistant back and give the same command again to see if it is working now or not.

3. Update OS, All Apps

A Google support guy has recommended that users who are seeing this error should update all apps. I would recommend you first update your device OS, whether you are using a smartphone or a smart device. Then, update all the apps on your phone, including Assistant and Home.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 5
Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 6

That should take care of any known bugs in the OS or one of the apps. See if you still get the ‘Looks like that device hasn’t been setup yet’ error.

Fun Fact: Did you know what Larry Page, in an interview back in 2002, said to a Wired reporter? ‘Oh, we’re really making an AI.’ That shows his vision for Google even back when AI was not the buzzword.

4. Minimum Requirements

If you are getting this error on an Android or iOS powered smartphone, then it is possible that your device doesn’t meet the minimum requirements set by Google.


  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • Google app 6.13 or higher
  • Google Play services
  • 1.0 GB of memory
  • Device’s language set to a language listed above
  • Google Play Services


  • iPhone or iPad with iOS 10 or higher
  • Device’s language set to a supported language
  • Google Assistant app

Go through the checklist one by one and make sure you meet the minimum requirements before moving on to the next solution.

5. Be Specific, Speak Clearly

While Google has done an amazing job with the Assistant when it comes to using natural language to get things done, sometimes, you need to be very specific. For example, when you are using Assistant to set the room temperature using Nest Thermostat, try using a proper noun, name of the product which in this case in Nest Thermostat, instead of being vague like ‘what’s my room temperature.’

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 2

Some users found out that simply asking the Assistant to increase or decrease room temperature didn’t work. They had to use the name of the product before giving commands.

Similarly, if the Assistant fails to recognize a command given in natural language, try to be more specific about what you want Assistant to do. AI is still evolving, and Google keeps updating it gradually with several changes under the hood. Many words/phrases that were working before are no longer working, especially in the case of smart devices and their names.

6. Reset Device

I wouldn’t recommend this step to smartphone users as there is too much data and apps involved here. But if you are facing this error on any of your other smart devices, try resetting it once.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 10

Some examples are Chromecast, Google Home, speakers, TV, and so on. Resetting one of these devices shouldn’t be too difficult and won’t break havoc on your life, unlike a smartphone. If you want to reset your mobile, take a backup of the data first.

Set up the device from scratch again and see if Assistant recognizes and works with it or not.

7. Permissions

Assistant needs a variety of permissions to work its magic. Open Settings on your smartphone and go to Manage apps and search for Google.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 1
Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 9

Once you find it, open and tap on App permissions. Make sure all the options are selected as Assistant works with several apps.

Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 3
Solve It Looks Like That Device Hasnt Been Setup Yet Error In Google Assistant 4

8. Sync Devices

A few users have discovered that there is a sync problem. If the devices are not in sync with Assistant, commands will fail to execute. There is a very simple fix for that. Just say ‘OK Google, sync my devices.’

Now try giving it a command again and see if that works.

9. Use a Nickname

Some users have suggested that renaming the connected device that is not working or throwing the above error worked for them. Open Google Home app, tap on the device, and select Nickname. Give it a new name and try again.

OK Google, Wrap It

Google Assistant is pretty powerful, and when you combine it with a smart device, there are a plethora of things that you can do with it. But make sure that the minimum requirements are and devices are set up, connected, and synced properly.



How You Feel About This Post

5G,1,Aagha Ali,6,Aamir Khan,1,Abaya,8,Abbas Ashraf,1,Adnan Siddiqui,1,Afifa Jibran,2,Afsaneh,1,Ahmed Ali Butt,1,Ahmed Godil,5,Ahsan Khan,6,Aima Baig,15,Aiman khan,65,Ali Ansari,1,Ali Zafar,2,Alishba Anjum,1,Alizeh Shah,25,Alizeh Tahir,2,Alizey,1,Alkaram,3,Almirah,3,Alyzeh,1,Amal Muneeb,6,Amar Khan,1,Amina Shiekh,3,Amna Ilyas,4,Amna Malik,2,Android,47,Angin Altan,1,Anmol Baluch,9,Anum Fayaz,1,Anumta Qureshi,1,Apple,14,Apps,484,Areeba Habib,1,Areeka Haq,1,Arij Fatima,1,Arisha Razi,3,Armeena,3,Asim Azhar,4,Asim Jofa,3,Asma Abbas,1,Atif Aslam,2,Atiqa Odho,1,Ayesha Khan,5,Ayesha Umer,10,Ayeza Khan,103,Azekah,4,Beech Tree,2,Benita David,1,Bollywood,96,Bonanza Satrangi,4,Breakfast,1,Bridal Dresses,56,Burcu Kiratli,2,Burcu kıratlı,1,Bushra Amir,3,Bushra Ansari,1,Celebrities,2853,Children Prints,13,Cookware,1,Coronavirus,1,Cross Stitch,2,Daniyal Raheel,1,Dresses,446,Dua Malik,4,Edenrobe,3,Eman Suleman,5,Ertugrul,21,Esra,7,Facebook,43,Fahad Mirza,2,Fahad Mustafa,13,Faisal Qureshi,8,Faiza Saqlain,1,Faizan Sheikh,3,Falak,11,Faryal Makhdoom,1,Faryal Mehmood,6,Fashion,541,Fatima Effendi,19,Fatima Sohail,3,Fawad Khan,6,Feroze Khan,2,Firdous,3,Firefox,2,Fiza Ali,8,Food,32,Froggy,2,Gadgets,635,Gents,1,Gents Dress,42,Ghana Ali,4,Gmail,9,Gokce,1,Google,56,Google Assistant,8,Google Duo,8,Google Gboard,5,Google Maps,16,Google Photos,5,Google Pixel,2,Google Play Store,2,Gul Ahmed,10,Gul Panra,1,Hadiqa Kayani,2,Hair Styles,17,Halime,11,Hamza Ali,17,Hania Amir,30,Hareem Farooq,6,Hareem Shah,5,Hassan Ali,2,Health,87,Hera Mani,44,Hiba Bukhari,4,Hijab,6,Hina Altaf,20,Hina Mirza,1,Hollywood,24,How To,54,HP,1,HTC,3,Huawei,148,Humaima,2,Humayun Saeed,8,Iman Aly,2,Imran Ashraf,1,Imran Khan,1,Imrozia,1,Infinix,11,Instagram,45,iOS,54,Iqra Aziz,61,Iqrar Ul Hassan,20,Ittehad,2,IVY,1,Iznik,1,Jannat Mirza,3,Javeria,19,Jazmin,1,Jeans,1,Juggan,5,Junaid Jamshed,5,Junaid Khan,7,Kayseria,2,Khaadi,7,Khalil-Ur-Rehman,8,Kinza Hashmi,23,Kiran Haq,10,Komal Aziz,1,Komal Rizvi,9,Kompal Iqbal,1,Kubra Khan,5,Ladies Cloths,324,Laibba Khan,1,Lenovo,11,LG,20,Lifestyle,72,Limelight,1,Mac,2,Madiha Naqvi,1,Maham Amir,1,Mahira,41,Mahum Asad,1,Makeup,8,Malala,1,Mansha,5,Maria B,4,Mashal Khan,4,Masummery,1,Mathira,3,Mawra Hocane,21,Maya Ali,49,Maya Khan,1,Meera,2,Mehar Bano,2,Mehndi Styles,49,Mehwish Hayat,29,Meizu,17,Microsoft,3,Mikaal Zulfiqar,1,Minal Khan,54,Mix topics,916,Mobilink,16,Momal Sheikh,10,Momina Iqbal,2,Momina Mustahsen,6,Moomal Khalid,1,Motorola,15,Mughal,1,Muneeb Butt,2,Muneeb Butt.,4,Music,57,Nadia Hussain,1,Nadia Jamil,1,Nadia Khan,2,Naheed,1,Nail Art,3,Naimal,26,Natasha Khalid,2,Nauman Ijaz,2,Naveed Raza,1,Navin Waqar,1,Nawal Saeed,4,Nayatel,1,Nazish Jahangir,1,Neelam Muneer,11,Neelam Usaf,1,Netflix,3,Nida Yasir,31,Nimra Ali,1,Nimra Khan,24,Nishat Linen,4,Nokia,40,Noor Bukhari,3,Nubia X,5,OnePlus,14,Oppo,53,Orient,1,Origins,1,Pak Army,1,Pixel,1,Press Release,1,PSL,5,PTCL,3,Qalamkar,1,Qmobile,2,Quarantine,2,Rabeeca Khan,2,Rabi Pirzada,9,Rajbari,1,Ramadan 2020,1,Ramsha Khan,1,Rang Rasiya,3,Rea Rana,3,Realme,14,Reema Khan,17,Resham,3,Saba Faisal,3,Saba Qamar,26,Sabeeka Imam,5,Sabeena,2,Saboor Aly,14,Sadaf kanwal,20,Sadia,3,Sadia Faisal,8,Sadia Ghaffar,6,Sadia Imam,1,Sadia Khan,9,Saheefa,8,Sahiba,1,Sajal Ali,54,Salman Saeed,3,Sami Khan,1,Samsung,132,Samyah,4,Sana Fakhar,12,Sana Javed,11,Sana Safinaz,3,Sana Sarfaraz,1,Sana Yasir,1,Sanam Baloch,6,Sanam Chaudhry,4,Sanam Jung,17,Sania Mirza,10,Saniya Shamshad,16,Sapphire,4,Sara Razi,4,Sarah Khan,40,Sarwat Gilani,5,Saud,1,Shagufta Ijaz,3,Shahid Afridi,4,Shahroz,5,Shahrukh Khan,1,Shahzad Sheikh,1,Shaista Lodhi,6,Sham Idrees,3,Shaniera,1,Shawls,1,Sheheryar Munawar,7,Shehzad Roy,1,Shehzad Sheikh,1,Shoes,12,Showbiz,3157,Showbiz Articles,28,Sidra Batool,2,Skin Care,7,Skype,4,Snapchat,10,Sohai,1,Sony,10,Sonya Hussain,5,SoundCloud,1,Sports,114,Srha Asghar,1,Startups,2,Stylo,1,Sumbal,18,Summer Outfits,138,Suzain,2,Syed Jibran,19,Syra,3,Tahir Shah,2,Tech,1238,Tecno,11,Telegram,4,Telenor,11,TikTok,15,Tuba Aamir,5,TV,3,TV Series,304,Twitter,18,Uber,2,Ufone,1,Uroosa,3,Urwa Hocane,24,Ushna Shah,5,Uzma Khan,2,Veena Malik,3,Vena Malik,3,Videos,104,Vivo,50,Wahaj Ali,1,Waliya Najib,1,Warda,3,WhatsApp,71,Windows,25,Winter Collection,59,WordPress,1,Xiaomi,83,Yashma Gill,3,Yasir Hussain,3,Yasra Rizvi,2,YouTube,17,Yumna Zaidi,6,Yumnah,1,Zahid Ahmed,2,Zaid Ali,1,Zara Noor,26,Zara Shahjahan,1,Zarnish,14,Zeb Bangash,1,zeenwomen,1,Zenfone,1,Zhalay,2,Zong,3,Zoya Nasir,1,Zubab Rana,2,
Daily InfoTainment: Here is How to Solve It Looks like That Device Hasn’t Been Setup yet Error in Google Assistant
Here is How to Solve It Looks like That Device Hasn’t Been Setup yet Error in Google Assistant
Daily InfoTainment
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content