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How to use Google assistant on Google Pixel, Pixel XL

Have you ever use Google assistant on Google pixel & pixel XL? To use it, first of all enable Google assistant on pixel devices. Google assistant helps user to find answer of asked questions. Using Google assistant, you can set reminders, set alarms, play music, translations language, watch videos on Netflix, listen happy birthday song, weather update, latest news, jokes, find nearby place and more. This feature is related with Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana etc.

You can set up and customize Google assistant on pixel and pixel XL using below given steps. Also adjust settings for the assistant on your pixel device and block offensive words. Apply below steps to enable and use Google assistant on Google pixel, pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Samsung galaxy S8 & S8 plus, galaxy S7 & S7 edge etc.


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How to use Google assistant on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

First of all let see how to enable Google assistant on Google pixel and pixel XL devices if disable.

Step 1: Long pressing the home button to launch Google assistant on pixel phone

Meet your Google Assistant on pixel

Step 2: Touch “Continue” to give new assistant permission

Here you can show settings of Web & app activity and your pixel & pixel XL device information.

WEb & app activity settings on pixel device

Step 3: Touch “Yes, I’M IN

Now it’s time to say “OK Google” three times to talk your Google assistant at any time, even if your screen is off or using your favorite apps.

Teach assistant to recognise your voice in pixel

Step 4: Touch “Get started

Now say “OK Google” three times and you can see below screen on your device. You can unlock your Google pixel & pixel XL to just say “OK Google”.

Use Ok Google to unlock your pixel device

Step 5: Enable “Ok Google” to unlock your pixel phone & Touch “Continue

use Google assistant on Google Pixel phone

That’s it. Enable Google assistant on Google pixel and pixel XL device. Now anytime & any screen, you can use Google assistant on Google Pixel phone. Let see how to use & customize Google assistant on pixel and pixel XL devices.

How to customize Google Assistant on Google Pixel & Pixel XL:

You can adjust Google Assistant settings using 2 methods:

1st Way: Customize Google Assistant settings using home screen

Step 1: Tap & hold the home screen button on your device screen (From any screen)

Step 2: Tap on “More” button

Tap settings on Google assistant launch

Step 3: Touch “Settings

Here you can adjust Google assistant settings such as home control, news, my day, screen context, shopping list and more.

2nd Way: Adjust Google Assistant settings using Google app

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under personal section, tap on “Googleapp

Step 3: Tap “Search” in services section

Change Google assistant settings using Google app

Step 4: Touch “Settings” in Google Assistant

Google assistant settings:

You can use Google assistant on Google Pixel and pixel XL for below given topics information.

News:

Simple Launch the Google assistant and say latest news about your favorite topics, it will find the source related with your query. You can easily customize news, technology, sports, science, business, health, and other world level source such as WSJ, New York Times – The daily, CNN News, Bloomberg best, Time’s the brief, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, HuffPost, The Washington post, BBC Global news, ESPN sports etc.

My Day:

Simple launch the Google assistant and say “tell me about my day”. Now assistant will show you weather temperature in Fahrenheit / Celsius. Also add your home and work address and set reminder for office time, birthday and other important work related data. Also change settings of my day summary ends with your favorite news channel.

Home control:

You can control you added device such as Nest, Philips Hue, Honeywell, WeMo etc. Also manage account settings using home control settings.

Shopping list:

Add list of your favorite items, so whenever you are going to shopping check the added list and buy it.

Change Google Assistant Settings on Pixel & Pixel XL:

Adjsut Google assistant settings on Google pixel & pixel XL

Change Assistant language on Google pixel & pixel XL:

Change the assistant language on Google pixel and pixel XL device. By default set English (US) as assistant language.

Tap & hold home screen button > More > Settings > Pixel > Adjust settings for this device > Assistant language > Go to language preferences > Add a language

Ok Google detection on Google pixel:

In this Google assistant setting, you can enable Ok Google any time that recognize your voice even if the lock device or open any apps in your android device.

OK Google detection on Google pixel & pixel XL

Tap & hold home screen button > More > Settings > Pixel > Adjust settings for this device > OK Google detection

This Ok Google detection includes trusted voice and OK Google voice model.

Google Assistant Personal Info settings:

Google assistant personal information settings on pixel

Home & work locations:

Add your home and work locations to ask your assistant about your address.

Change Assistant Name on Google Pixel & Pixel XL:

Add nickname that the assistant call you.

Set weather preferences on Pixel & pixel XL:

Set weather temperature units as Fahrenheit / Celsius.

Add email updates:

Stay connected with latest news and features related with Google Assistant.

 

Web & app activity controls on Google Pixel & Pixel XL:

Tap & hold home screen button > More > Settings > More > Google activity controls

That’s all about how to set up and use Google assistant on Google pixel and pixel XL devices.

It’s quite easy to use Google assistant on Google Pixel and pixel XL devices. Do let us know you liked this tutorial or not. Let us know your thoughts in the below comment box.

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