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How to Turn On Google Assistant on Android Phones

Last Updated on January 3, 2022 by Bestusefultips

Do you know how to turn on Google Assistant on Android phones and tablets? Make sure to enable Google assistant on Android or Samsung devices to use it. Set up your voice to use Google Assistant on your Android 12, Android 11, and Android 10 stock OS. Three different ways to launch Google Assistant on your latest Android 12 devices include saying Hey Google or OK Google on the home screen or lock screen, using the power button, and swiping the left or right side corner of the screen. Google Assistant is useful to set reminders, weather details, make phone calls & send messages and other questions, control smart homes like turn on bedroom lights/kitchen lights, etc. Also, use to play movies or series on TV or Netflix, live score, and more. By default set Google as default Assistant on Android stock OS (Pixels). You can change assistant or turn off Google Assistant on Android phones anytime.

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How to Enable Google Assistant on Android 12, Android 11, Android 10

Follow below-given step-by-step process to activate and use Google Assistant on Android 12 and Android 11 stock OS.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the app drawer and tap on Google app.

Tap on profile icon to view Google Assistant settings on Android

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon.

Open Google Assistant settings on Android using Google App

Step 3: Tap on Settings.

Activate Google assistant using settings on Android

Step 4: Tap on Google Assistant.

Now, open Google assistant settings on your Android.

Open Google assistant settings on Android phones

Step 5: Scroll down and tap on General under all settings sections.

Turn Off Google Assistant on Android Smartphones

Step 6: Toggle on Google assistant if disabled.

This pop-up message appears: Turn on Google Assistant?

How to Turn On Google Assistant on Android Phones

Step 7: Tap on TURN ON.

You can see other Google assistant settings includes preferred input (Voice/keyboard), use screen context, donate screen captures, and notifications.

How to Activate Google Assistant Android 12 Using Google Home App

Step 1: Open the Google Home App.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon in the upper right corner.

Google assistant settings on Android to activate it

Step 3: Tap on Assistant Settings.

Step 4: Follow the above-given method steps  5 to 7.

How to Access Google Assistant on Android 12 Stock OS (Pixels) – 3 Methods

  • Say “Hey Google” or “OK Google” to launch the Google Assistant from any screen
  • Long press the power button to quickly launch the assistant on your Android 12. You can view the complete step-by-step process to use the power button to launch the Google assistant.
  • Swipe from the right or left corner of the screen to access Google Assistant on Android.

How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Android Phones and Tablet

Open Google app > Profile icon > Settings > Google Assistant > General > Toggle off Google Assistant > Tap on TURN OFF

How to Enable Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy One UI 4.0/3.1

Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap on the Google app in your Samsung One UI.

Step 2: Tap the Profile icon.

Step 3: Tap Settings.

Step 4: Tap Google Assistant.

Step 5: Scroll down and tap on the General.

Step 6: Toggle on the Google assistant if turned off.

This pop-up message view: Turn on Google Assistant?

Step 7: Tap TURN ON.

For Android 7.1 Nougat

If your Android device has updated marshmallow to nougat, it’s simple to turn on Google assistant. Follow the below-given steps.

Step 1: Tap on “App drawer” from the home screen on your Moto G4 Plus and another Android device.

Open Googel app on nougat 7.0 device

Step 2: Open the “Google” app from the list.

Tap menu setting in Google app

Step 3: Tap “Menu” from the top of the left side.

Touch settings under Google

Step 4: Go to “Settings”.

Step 5: Under Google Assistant, tap “Settings”.

If first time enables Google assistant on Pixel or other devices, you can see the message on the screen: Hi, how can I help?

How to use Googel Assistant on android phone

Step 6: Tap “Continue”.

You can see the settings of your new assistant permission that will help you to find answers. Now turn on location history to create a private map of your place.

Step 7: Tap “Yes”.

Now follow the on-screen instruction on your screen until enabling the Google assistant feature on your device.

Google assistant help to find your answer

Step 8: After enabling it, says “Ok Google” to talk to your Google assistant anytime.

You can enable/disable Google Assistant on Android 7.0 devices after the complete process using the below settings.

Enable Google Assistant nougat 7

Google app > Menu > Settings > Google Assistant > Settings > Enable/disable Google Assistant

How to Disable Google Assistant on Android directly from the home screen

Google Assistant Settings on nougat

Tap & hold menu button > More > Settings > Enable/disable Google Assistant

It’s simple to turn on Google Assistant Android Nougat 7.0, Nexus 6P/6, Moto G4 Plus, LG V20, and other devices.

We hope the above-given steps clear how to enable Google Assistant Nougat 7.0 & 7.1 after updating your device marshmallow to nougat. If you find it helpful, share it with your friends on the social network.

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