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The long press on the Power button that I used on my earlier Android (Oreo) is now popping up the assistant. So what is the secret gesture?

This is for a Pixel 7 if that makes a difference.

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On a Pixel Device

Power + volume up pressed simultaneously will give you options to restart amongst others

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Note: You won't find the bug report option unless you enable it from developer options (enabled by tapping build number 7 or more times)


For Samsung users. the gesture is Power + volume down , per this comment

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    For Samsung users. the gesture is Power + Volume Down, instead of Power + Volume Up
    – CSM
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 11:25
  • @CSM, thanks , added your inputs to the answer
    – beeshyams
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 12:12
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Long pressing the power button is still the standard gesture to show the power menu, including the restart option. However, the Assistant is likely due to the system gesture setting.

At least for Pixel devices with Android 12 or later: Settings → System → Gestures → Press and hold power button → Hold for Assistant.

Toggle Description
Off Press and hold for the power menu
On Press and hold for the Assistant

Note that since Pixel 6, the default is set to on (Assistant).

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  • This is new for me// I don't use assistant so this is easier!
    – beeshyams
    Commented Sep 14, 2023 at 13:35
  • From what I can recall, at one point they changed long-press to ONLY do Assistant, and only later added the option to change it back. I spent quite awhile very annoyed about this. Commented Sep 14, 2023 at 20:06
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    @beeshyams Yeah, I just noticed that it's been turned on by default since Pixel 6.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 5:24
  • @GlennWillen I didn't find any info about that though. It would be helpful if you could provide some more info, like which device model and Android version.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 5:26
  • @AndrewT yes, confirm on 6a and therefore likely on OP's phone
    – beeshyams
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 5:44

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