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Google Assistant is the new assistant developed by Google. Use this tag, if you think your question is specifically about Google Assistant, such as how Google Assistant works, why Google Assistant is not working, but not on how to get Google Assistant running on your device.

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Workaround for "Hey Google" not playing a chime

When I say "Hey google", I no longer hear a chime (since some recent-ish update). Lots of places online suggest to turn on the Switch Access accessibility feature, which would supposedly fix ...
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Cannot use voice command through Google Search Bar microphone icon

I have a Pixel 7. I have typically been able to just go to the search bar on the bottom screen of my phone and say set an alarm and it always set an alarm. Now it's sending me to a website. Is there ...
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Having Google Assistant return app results instead of web results

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. It used to be that when I swiped up and keyed in an app name I would see the list of apps I wanted that matched that name on my phone, as I keyed the ...
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How to stop disabled Google Assistant popping up on home button long presses?

I don't use Google Assistant, so I disabled it, by (1) opening the Google app, then (2) going to settings from the profile icon, then (3) choosing "Google Assistant" settings, then (4) ...
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How do I get google assistant to work with bluetooth headsets?

I got google assistant to work on my Galaxy A12 but it only responds when I'm not not using bluetooth. How can I control my assistant via a bluetooth headset?
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Refresh web page with Google assistant

Is there a command to make it refresh the web page currently shown in the browser on my phone? I tried multiple variations of "Hey Google ... Refresh the web page" but it instead shows me ...
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How to connect a specific Bluetooth device using Google Assistant?

I wanted to know if there was a command for Google Assistant to connect a specific Bluetooth device. It would be very convenient to use in the car so you don't waste time fiddling with your cell phone....
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Why won't Pixel 7 accept voice recognition?

I activated my Pixel 7 on September 21. Voice recognition worked for two days, now hasn't worked since September 22. Phone calls work, people can hear me. The Camera successfully captures sound when ...
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

I have used Android for years and for most Android phones, pressing power + Volume Down together takes a screenshot. I have used my Google Pixel 6 for 2 years now, and the screenshot function has ...
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Getting Google Maps to lead the road through a path from Google Assistant

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I was able to use the interface between Google Assistant and the Camera app by saying "Take a photo", and, Google Assistant takes a photo (...
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Long-pressing power button shows Assistant, how to restart the device?

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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Adding tasks to Microsoft To Do using voice only - goes to Keep instead

I recently moved from Google Tasks to Microsoft ToDo and it's very good, which should not be a surprise considering it's Wunderlist underneath. Using Android Auto in the car, I want to be able to add ...
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Sending a WhatsApp message with Google Assisten while phone is locked

Currently, when my phone is locked, I can use the Google Assistant to send a regular text message. This does work. When trying to use a WhatsApp message, though, the Assistant tells me that I need to ...
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Spotify turns into "Google Assistant" and crashes

This is a weird one - I'm running Magisk rooted Lineage on a Pixel 4a When I reboot, Spotify is renamed to Google Assistant and I get a popup saying "Google Assistant keeps stopping", and ...
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Google Assistant is unable to accept voice input unless summoned via "OK Google," and even then only the first first action

I have a very strange issue that I haven't found anything else on. Most resources only cover enabling voice match, and issues with it not working specifically. My issue is related, yet also very ...
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Power up Bluetooth speaker with voice command (Megaboom 3)

I am trying to make a Google Assistant Routine: Power on Bluetooth. Wait for two seconds. Use the app BOOM Switch to power up two paired Megaboom 3. Set media volume to 30%. Start a Spotify playlist. ...
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"Sign in to Google Assistant to make it yours" - but I don't want to!

I don't use a Google Account on my phone; nor do I use Google Assistant. However, for the past few... weeks, I guess, my phone keeps getting into a screen which tells me I must log into a Google ...
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Google Family sharing with Google Assistant

I can't seem to figure out what data on my Google Assistant is shared with my Google Family. It looks like Google Assistant is an app that's listed with my Family according to the pages I'm reading, ...
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Accessibility: paused or stumbled voice input to Google Assistant

This post is an accessibility request to do with voice input to Google which is paused or stumbled. When my five year old child uses the Google Assistant search box on the Google Assistant widget to ...
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Where can I find Google Assistant "Share screenshot" button?

Despite: https://techhelpkb.medium.com/bypass-an-android-apps-screenshot-restriction-34ee4b79b284 and https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/7393909?hl=en-GB&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid ...
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Where can I find the Google Assistant "Use screen context" on/off switch?

Despite this: https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/7393909?hl=en-GB&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid this Samsung does not show this on/off switch. Instead, "Use screen context" is a ...
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How to browse, an organized, textual list of commands that can be issued to Google Assistant

I was wondering whether there is any way (my guess, is that this would be almost like an exhaustive dictionary) to go though a textual list of all the Google voice commands you can issue to the Google ...
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Google Assistant not properly answering questions about people's age or birth date (foreign names misheard)

I am running Android 11 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like Google Assistant to answer basic questions about people's age and birth dates, including my own. I don't understand why it doesn't do this. ...
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Why isn't Android's Google Assistant multilingual?

I have configured Android with English as my system language but wanted to use Android Assistant in multilingual mode. When speaking to it, it should be able to use Google Translate's language ...
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Google Assistant not working across languages

I am running Google Assistant on Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I have both English and Italian configured as languages in Settings. When I issue the command "Open Settings" the Settings ...
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How can I choose which media player to use when continuing playback via headphone or Google Assistant?

I've got several apps to playback stuff on my Android device (Google News, Spotify, Audible). Usually, all these media players stick to the notification menu / quick settings. When pausing playback ...
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How to open Google Assistant from lock screen without voice command?

On a Samsung phone, I cant find a way to open/command Google Assistant from lock screen with a touch button or even side keys. Looks like only way to open it from lock screen is "ok google" ...
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How to disable Google Assistant without being logged into account?

I am unable to disable Google Assistant without being logged into an account. When I try to, I am stuck with the following: Sign in to make the Google Assistant yours. Your assistant knows you by ...
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Is OpenAI ChatGPT available for Android?

Is https://chat.openai.com available as an app for Android or even mobile in general? When asking it directly, it claimed it can be installed as a service inside Google Assistance, but since I wasn't ...
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How to change the voice of Google Assistant when configured with more than one language? (Android 13)

Android 13 Google Assistant using English and Spanish languages. Opened the Google app, tap my profile, Settings, Google Assistant, English (United States) was already listed and español (Estados ...
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Google Assistant needs Wi-Fi network to work? Google Pixel 6

Occasionally (not all the time), when invoking the Google Assistant on my Pixel 6 phone, I get the exact message "For that, you'll have to turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a network." Online, I ...
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How to read web page aloud on Android 13

In earlier versions of Android, I could open a web page in Chrome and ask, "Hey Google, read this aloud" and it would read the web page aloud. It would read the entire web page (doing a ...
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Does Android hold audio in RAM when listening for ‘hey google’?

When Android phones have the ‘hey google’ wake word setting enabled so it’s always listening for it, are these audio snippets held in RAM when looking for the wake word and not stored on the phone or ...
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Google Assistant: Search screen is not offered anymore

Until a few days back, whenever I opened Google Assistant as "overlay" while having open another app, the assistant always offered something saying "What's on my screen?". When ...
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How is Google Assistant listening all the time without a notification?

In Android, if an app wants to run in the background, it usually needs to create a service that runs in the background (and/or after boot is completed). So, if the app wants to listen to the ...
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How do I close apps on my phone with Google Assistant?

I have an older Samsung A6 (model SM-A600T) with OneUI. I have also downloaded the latest version of Google Assistant on the same device. Many Google Assistant voice commands work as expected or fall ...
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Google Assistant app crashes the moment I open the app. Similarly, Google App Crashes when trying for a voice search

Google Assistant crashes the moment I open the app. Due to this. I'm unable to invoke my Assistant even though having setup all it's settings such as turning it On, setting up 'Hey Google' and ...
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Prevent headphones from starting Google Assistant

Like many headphones, my headphones have a button that calls up the phone's voice assistant. The phone is a Fairphone 3, stock OS, which is their own variant of Android, but looks much like any other ...
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Can Google Assistant interact with apps while they're open?

I would like to know whether Google Assistant can interact with apps while they're open, and whether you could kindly provide me with since examples. The rationale for my question follows: I was ...
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Google Assistant comes up blank. How do I fix it?

I have Galaxy A32 5G and the Android version is 11. When I ask Google something, it comes up blank and says "here are some details." How do I fix it?
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Disable Google Assistant Gesture

Im using Miui 12.5 in my Redmi 9, and for navigation im using gestures(swipe up for menu, swipe from corners to center to go back, etc), but sometimes when swiping up, instead of going back to home ...
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Put like on YT Music song without wakening my phone with Tasker

I want to make a Tasker script to like the current song in YT MUSIC by holding down volume button for example. The perfect solution is that I can put likes without flashing the screen and silently, so ...
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Google Assistant working but not showing up

Since a few days, my Google Assistant has a strange behavior: when I long press home button, it works fine and shows himself like in the image but this window doesn't show up when I say "Ok ...
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How do I change temperature units in "Discovery"?

I'm using a Pixel 3a, with Android 11. I have Google Assistant disabled in general, but occassionally go through the articles section that's still available and sometimes stumble upon the "...
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Enabling debugging with broken screen and usb keyboard (Google assistant working)

Is there a way to enable USB debugging with broken display - black screen and touches are not registering. Ultimately I want to control my phone (answer phone calls, see messages, restore images, ...
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Making a call Google Assistant by saying "Call Mom & Dad" shows "App is not installed."

I have an Android Head unit in my car running Android 8.1 It has Google Assistant and almost all of the voice commands I've tried work normally except for making calls with the command "call Mom ...
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Google assistant activate after pressing button on headphones

I'm using Redmi Note 8 Pro (Android 10, MIUI 12.0.2, not rooted) and headphones with one button. I have turn off Google assistant, however when I press button it activate Google assistant (or some ...
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Problem creating a reminder with date/time in title

Using Android 9 on a Pixel 2, I can recreate this problem reliably. Let's say currently it is January 20. I prompt Google Assistant to start making a reminder for a certain date and time, such as: &...
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Google Assistant voice search is slightly modifying my search queries

Has anyone else noticed when voice searching with Google Assistant it'll sometimes change your query slightly but to a question you didn't ask? This is not a simple case of mis-hearing spoken words; ...
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Google Assistant routine only executing first command?

I have a Google Assistant routine with 2 custom actions: Navigate to home and Play Spotify music. For some reason, only the first action ever completes when I execute the routine via voice command. If ...
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