Google Assistant is built into Android as a virtual assistant by default for asking questions , get information and perform tasks. However, it can also play the same role on your iPhone or iPad. Yes, Siri is even more practical and accessible on an Apple device, but those who already have a Google Account with personalized information and settings may want to try the Google Assistant as an alternative.
You can ask the Google Assistant to answer a series of questions and perform
Configure Google Assistant
Android devices must come with the Google Assistant preinstalled, but you can also download the app from Google Play . It requires Android 5.0 or higher and version 6.13 of the Google app. To set up the Google Assistant on Android, go to Settings> Google> Account Services> Search, Assistant & Voice> Google Assistant .
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can enter the application from ' Apple Store . You will need to be running iOS 11 or higher on your device. On iOS / iPadOS, open the Google Assistant app and tap your profile icon at the top right, where you can view the range of settings and options.
You can leave most of the settings at their defaults, but there are some that you should modify or at least review.
Voice Match allows you to train or retrain your voice so that the Assistant can recognize it better.
Assistant Voice lets you choose the type of voice you want to use. 'Assistant will use.
Routines gives you the possibility to create and combine several tasks et do them with a single command.
By default, l Google Assistant uses all the personalized information already accessible with your Google account, such as addresses, contacts, calendar appointments, and reminders. However, you can check these settings to make sure the details are correct. correct.
Activate Google Assistant
To trigger the Google Assistant on an Android device, tap the home button at the bottom center of the screen or say "OK, Google" or "Hey , Google. "You can then ask a question or issue a command. To send your request by text, press the keypad and enter your question or command.
iPhone or iPad users will need to open the Goog Assistant appthe to start the program. On the home screen, you can then tap the keyboard icon to enter your request or the microphone icon to speak it.
Make a Phone Call
Send a text
You can tell the Assistant to text someone in your contact list and dictate the text via the 'Assistant. When you are done, the app asks if you want to send the message or edit it. The Assistant opens your default email application so you can send the text.
To email someone, tell Google Assistant to " Send email to [contact name ]. "Dictate your email and the app will ask you if you want to send or edit it. Say " Send it "and your message is on its way through Gmail.
You can set a reminder with the Google Assistant saying something like "Remind me to call my dentist at 3:00 PM " If you forget to specify a time, the Assistant will ask you to enter the time. The app shows you the reminder and asks you if you want to save it. Say "Yes" and the reminder will show on your phone at the scheduled time.
If it 's This is the first time you set a reminder with the Google Assistant, the app will prompt you to turn on notifications in the iPhone settings screen, then you will return to the Assistant , where you will have to repeat the reminder.
Set an appointment in the calendar
You can set a calendar appointment for add an eventement to your Google calendar. Say "Add appointment with my dentist for March 10 at 2 p.m. " The app asks if you want to save it. Tell him yes, and the appointment is added to your calendar. You can also
L Google Assistant can also create a store list for you. Say "Create shopping list", and the app will ask you what items you want to add. Dictate your items and the app will create your list. Press the View List button to see individual items. You can also add to the list by saying "Add [item name] to my shopping list ". You can then check the list when you are at the supermarket.
You can navigate to Google Maps via the Wizard. Say something like "Show me the route to Boston, MA ". The wizard tells you the best way to reach your destination and how long it will take to get there. get there. It also displays a map of the travel route. Press the start button to open the detailed routes in Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze .
Are you hungry? Ask the Google Assistant to find a resturant local by saying "Show me restaurants nearby". The application offers the names of local addresses for a bite to eat. Tap on any restaurant to get more information about it. You can also refine your search by saying something like "Show me Mexican restaurants within 20 miles ", and the app presents the results.
You can also search for other spots nearby. Say "Show me gas stations within five miles " or "Show me nearest supermarkets " and the app displays the results.
What else can Google Assistant do?
You can also ask the Google Assistant to get the latest news, weather reports, sports scores, stock prices and more.very regular updates. Ask it to play music from a certain artist, and it will ask you to choose a music app to use and then launch the app to play songs. You can also play a game with Google Assistant, or even request it from Google stuff.
To see more of the assistant's capabilities, tap the Explore icon in the lower right corner. In the Explore section, you can browse some of the application's many skills. You can also tap the " Your Stuff ”to see all of your reminders, appointments, shopping lists and other items that the app has created for you.