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Questions tagged [google-assistant]

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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Not seeing Assistant icon in search box

I have two phones. Both are Moto X4 running Android 9, with the same variant and security updates. One shows the classic Google microphone icon in the search box. The other shows the Assistant icon. ...
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How to turn off offering to turn on Google Assistant?

I know how to turn off google assistant. But many times when I make some move at the bottom of phone screen it show me the dialog to turn on Google Assistant. I do not want to turn in Google assistant....
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Can I have my Google Assistant “bedtime” routine set an alarm that will use a routine automatically?

When I use the google assistant "Bedtime" routine, I have it do a few things and one of those is to ask me what time I want to set the alarm. My mornings are pretty free, so my alarm can vary. ...
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Acidentally uninstalled Google app on Android phone

I accidentally joined the beta program for the Google search app on android, in ordered to leave the program I had to uninstall the app and re-install it. When I did this, everything seemed to be ...
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Disable Sound after saying “OK Google”, Samsung Note 8, Android 9

I have a Note 8 with Android 9. If I say "ok, Google", I hear a notification sound, as described here for home devices: https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7410241?hl=en I hear this voice ...
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Amazon Alexa house with Google Pixel 3

I have the Amazon alexa echo and dots throughout the home and have it set to turn on lights, run the roomba, ecobee 4, etc. I recently got the Google Pixel 3 and while you can use the amazon alexa ...
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Adding notes/tasks not working in Google Assistant

When I say "note to self" or "add a note" (or "note to self buy milk"), Google should be directing that command to one of the apps that accept note commands, including Todoist, Any.do, Keep, Gmail, ...
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Google assistant is not responding to OK Google

Google assistant is not enabled on my One Plus 5T when I say "OK Google ". I have to open google assistant app and then it starts working. I am not able to figure the reason. How to fix this? (...
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Take notes, and enter into a Google Docs spreadsheet using Google Assistant.

I have a pair of Google Assistant compatible headphones, and I want to use Google Assistant to help me keep track of my spending. Essentially, I want to be able to say: 'spent $20 of groceries', ...
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How do I make the Google Assistant notify me when I get email from a specific person using my S8?

I have a Google Mini & the IFTTT app but I can't figure out how to make Google mini make a voice notification when email from a specific user arrives. Is there a way to do this? I use Gmail & ...
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Is it possible to have Google Assistant work with screen off?

When I'm out and about, I usually have wireless headphones (with mic) on, and my phone in my pocket, usually listening to a podcast. Quite often I want to add something to my todo list- and I'd like ...
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How to build a DiY Google Home from an old Android Phone?

When the phone is off, it will never hear my voice. How do I get OK google to work when the phone is off? The option seems removed for non Google Pixel/Nexus phones. I want to convert my old android ...
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Can I use Google Assistant alongside another assist app?

I already have an assist app setup which needs access to the text on my screen. Currently, when I open Google Assistant through its icon on my homescreen, I get a screen telling me "The Google app ...
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How do I turn off “Retrain OK, Google” notification?

Almost each time I look at the phone or unlock it, I get this notification: And it is really annoying. My phone is Huawei Mate 10 Pro, if that matters. Also, I checked into Settings, and Google ...
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Why is Google Assistant so Slow?

I am using Google Assistant on LineageOS Android 7.1... Using Assistant is like this: "Ok Google" 1-5 second wait for beep Speak command 5-10 second wait for Google Assistant app 2-5 second wait for ...
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When will google assistant support Cantonese?

I heard that google assistant is going to support more language, there is no real date. Anyone know about when it will be released?
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How to change Google assistant associated account?

If I have multiple Google account signed in. How do I change the associated account which Google assistant will use? So Google assistant will load the personalized settings from the correct account.
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Make Note To Self record longer

I often need to think about what I want to put in my note to self. But Google times out the note to self after 5 or 10 seconds. Is there a way to have it record longer as long as I am continuing to ...
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Make Google voice / assistant listen always when ear buds connected?

My bluetooth earbuds on my Android S7 phone do not have a button to activate Google Voice Assistant for things like note to self Etc. If the phone screen is on Google Voice is always listening. How ...
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How to pause work ETA notifications from Google Asssitant?

Every day Google gives me a notification which gives me time to get to work and the best route to take. It also tells me the best way to get to work in my daily briefing through Google Assistant. ...
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Google Assistant settings

I can't open my Google Assistant settings. Every time I try opening it, a new tab of Google pops as if I clicked on Google. How do I fix it?
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I am unable to run Google assistant on my phone

I am a citizen of India and want to run Google assistant on my phone. My phone is LS 4505 and Android marshmallow. Google app version is 8.0. And screen resolution 720p and 312 MB free space. So can I ...
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Why am I getting shopping trolley notifications about local store savings?

I am getting "Shopping Trolley" notifications appearing regularly. The notification looks like this: The notification is about "Store savings" at a local supermarket and that is it! Is this ...
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How to mark reminders as “Done” without going via Google Calendar?

I set reminders using Google / Google Now / Google Assistant (or whatever it's called these days). These reminders also appear (automatically) on my Google Calendar. All good. However, when I receive ...
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Can't open Google Assistant settings

I cannot open the Google Assistant settings on my Huawei P10. Whenever I try, it shortly looks like it goes to a new window, but then immediately goes back to the previous window... I have tried ...
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Hey Google vs OK Google

Is there any way to use "Hey Google" instead of "OK Google" on my Motorola Z2 Play? On my old phone Huawei P8 Lite from 2015 running android 6.0 i was able to use "Hey Google" instead of "OK Google" ...
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How to input punctuation via Google Assistant?

Lately I've become a fan of using Google Assistant to dictate text messages. This works well for hands-free texting; however, I haven't been able to figure out if it's possible to insert punctuation ...
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Google Search On Screen does not work

I have the following problem: when I long-tap home button, a Google Now with search field appears, instead of Search on screen. I've tried to grant all perms to allow it use screen contents, but ...
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Set default texting application of Google Assistant

Is it possible to make Google Assistant to use a custom application (e.g WhatsApp) instead of SMS when I say "Tell Steve I'll see you in 30 minutes"?
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“Use Voice with Wired Headset” Notification Stops Music

I have my Moto G plugged into an AUX port in my car which plays music from the car's speaker's via Google Play Music. Occasionally, the music will automatically pause and a notification will popup on ...
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Play media files using handsfree

Is there a way to play audiobooks (local audio files) using a handsfree? When I press the handsfree button and say "read the news", Google Assistant plays news from some predefined source. I find ...
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Google Assistant Default Numbers

Whenever I ask Google Assistant to send a text to a contact with multiple numbers, it asks me which number to send to. Is there a way to set a default number to use when sending a text message? I know ...
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Android Assistant on Lollipop

Is it possible to get Google Assistant on Android Lollipop smartphone? I wouldn't prefer to root my phone. Edit(2 March 2017): Today, as I woke up Assistant suddenly appeared in my app drawer.
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Google assistant on Amazon Fire stick TV

I wanted to know if we can replace the search assistant on Amazon Fire stick TV with Google assistant. The search assistant that comes preloaded on fire TV is not so good so is there any way to ...
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Change Assistant Language Without Changing Locale on Oreo

I am in the United States, but I would like it if my assistant and navigation voice had an Australian accent. On Oreo, the only way to do this seems to be to change the system language to English(...
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How to control how long Google Assistant keeps listening when there is silence?

I'm using Google Assistant to take notes on my phone via my bluetooth headset. However, when I'm taking a note, if I don't talk for about 1.5 seconds, it immediately asks me if I want to save the ...
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How can I use Google assistant to navigate to a contact?

I have a contact with an address. If I type in the name in Google Maps then it suggests the contacts address for navigation. However using Google assistant it doesn't work. I tried the typical phrases ...
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Allow Google Assistant to be voice activated by more than three people

As a followup to this question: Is it possible to have the Google assistant be voice activated by more than 3 people?
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“Ok Google” i.e google assistant does not work for anyone but me

If I say "Ok Google", the assistant starts up just fine. However if my wife says it, nothing happens. She tried it several times, speaking loud and clear, but nothing happened. Is the assistant ...
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Can I find my Google Assistant reminders, shop list and remembered info somewhere outside my phone

If I want to add a reminder or change my shopping list I can do it only using Google Assistant on my phone. But it's not always usable. Can I work with Google Assistant or simply edit such info using ...
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How to set the end date of a reminder?

How should I utter the comment so it can understand the end date? The following does not work: OK Google, remind me to do this every day at 3 for 5 weeks.
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Google Home app not letting me teach it my voice

Whenever I try to setup my voice when prompted in the app it just gets stuck on the subsequent please wait screen . This is on a Samsung S8. Tried clearing the data on the app, restarting the ...
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Google assistant is not playing my daily breafing

I am using google assistant on my Moto e4 plus running on Android 7.1.1. I found some cool tricks to do with google assistant in this video, and I found that when I say How's my day look like to ...
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Google Assistant on my phone recognises appointments from multiple calendars, but Google Home does not

If I 'OK Google' into my phone to ask what meetings I have that day, it is able to show me the calendar entries from my work calendar (which is also a Google Calendar, but not my personal account) as ...
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How can I use Google Assistant on Android 7 to play a show on my TV on Netflix on Windows 10? - Super User

So here's the setup: I have a phone running Android 7.1.1. It comes with Google Assistant. I have a TV, which is connected to a Windows 10 PC. I use it to watch Netflix via netflix.com in Chrome. ...
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Can't chat with Google Assistant while recording screen

I wanted to record some of my conversations with the Google Assistant, and I used the AZ screen recorder app to record. However when I start recording and open up Google Assistant, it gives me the "...
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Google Assistant opens music settings instead of spotify

I'm trying to set up my Google Assistant to play some Spotify music. I've linked Spotify in the settings, and when I say a command like 'OK Google, Play Some Music' it responds 'OK, Playing music on ...
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Privacy in Google Assistant

The other day my phone upgraded from Google Now to Google Assistant. I was having a conversation with a coworker and noticed my phone vibrate. Google Assistant had recorded the conversation and tried ...
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How to achieve a basic setup of LineageOS with root and Google Assistant?

It appears there are 4 things needed to get what I would consider a basic LineageOS install working so apps can run correctly with root. LineageOS SU addon Google Apps/Google Play Store Google Voice ...
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How to stop ads for turning on Google Assistant?

I'm not sure what's changed but the past week or two I've been getting notification ads for Google assistant every day, very annoying. They take the format of 'why not call a friend?' 'Want a joke? ' ...