The Google Assistant seems to be the preferred voice assistant on Android smartphones, despite all the inadvertent induction Google agrees that its assistant is a little too eager. The always-helpful assistant is available on your phone, Chromebook, top smart home devices from Google, and even your TV.
What is Google Assistant?
The company’s virtual assistant is Google Assistant. It’s an evolution of Google Now, an older Android feature that informed you of your interests before you asked. It competes with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and (to a lesser extent) Microsoft’s Cortana.
Google’s smart messaging platform Allo, which has since been discontinued, included Assistant in May 2016. After a brief time of exclusivity on the first Google Pixel phone, Google Assistant is now available on virtually every Android smartphone running Android 5.0 or higher.
How to enable Assistant?
To utilise the Assistant, you must first enable it on your Android smartphone. It won’t take more than a minute or two of your time, and the technique is so easy that even your grandma can use it.
Step-by-step instructions for enabling Assistant:
- Open the Google application.
- Tap the account image button located in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Choose Settings.
- the Google Assistant website.
- Choose General.
Activate the toggle for Google Assistant.
Remember that for this to work, some phones need to be unlocked. The Assistant will hear your command if the screen is off, but it might require you to unlock it before carrying out your request. Although it is inconvenient, it is necessary for security.
Keep in mind that you can write to the Assistant rather than speaking with it. When you’re out in public and don’t want others to think you’re crazy for picking up the phone, this is helpful. Launch Assistant, select the keyboard icon, and type to verify this.