Google Assistant

Google has been generous enough for Android users by making Google Assistant available to every Android phone running Android Marshmallow and later, but it remains the fact that it isn’t reaching the way it has to, thanks to the different ROMs that run on the devices. Some brands like OnePlus and others who use the simple Android UI have no issue in seeing this rolled out, but Xiaomi phone users have been wondering how to get Google Assistant running on their device.

Now, since we are talking about Google Android and the possibilities around it, we can safely say that you can install and have the Google Assistant running on any Android phone. And, even better, you don’t need to root your phone for the same.

Wondering what’s Google Assistant? You’ve been living under a rock. This is the application of Artificial Intelligence into a smartphone, where you are getting an assistant that will do certain tasks for you without you having to touch the phone at all. Set alarms, reminders, jotting down notes, giving you suggestions, delivering news, and a lot more.

Here’s how easy it is to setup Google Assistant on any of your Android devices

First things first, make sure your device is running Android 6.0 or higher, and the Language on your device is set to English US. To check that, go the Setting> About Device> Android Version. If you’re running on Android 6.0 or any newer version, then you’re good. If not, your device will not be compatible with the Google Assistant. It won’t be working on the devices less than 2GB of RAM as reported. But, you can always try as it won’t be modifying any of the data on your device.

After you are done verifying your Android version, go back Settings> Google> click on the three-dot menu> Help & feedback> again click on the three-dot menu> View in Google Play Store. Then, you’ll be redirected to the Google Play services page in the Play Store. Now, scroll down to the bottom where you’ll find a message which asks you to sign into the Beta Programme where you need to select ‘I’m in’.

Google Assistant setup 1

After you’ve signed up to the Beta Testing Programme, navigate to the Google App in the Play Store and do the same to sign up for the Beta Testing Programme. The approval of Beta testing Programme may take 5-15min.

Google Assistant setup 2

After successful signing up of the Beta Programme, there comes an update for both of the apps. Update both of them.

Now, go to the Settings> Applications> All> Google Play services and Google App> Storage> and click Clear Data which clears all the App data for both the apps.

Google Assistant setup 3

After clearing the App Data for both of the apps, go to home screen and long press the Home Button which will start the Google App. After signing up in the Google App, go the Menu> Settings> where you’ll find Google Assistant Settings. Now, go into the Google Assistant Settings and set things up.

That’s it! You now have the Google Assistant on your device! If you have any queries regarding this, do comment down below for which we’re here to help.

 

SHARE

29 COMMENTS

    • Again you must set it up in your settings. You must be having an option to change the action of the buttons. Go check it in there. What device are you using?

    • Make sure you have followed everything step by step. And check that your phone language must be set to English US.

  1. I have a Google pixel with Google assist already included.

    Sadly it’s so unreliable that i cant see the point in having it. It is totally hit or miss whether it opens when you say `ok google` and one minute it responds fine and the next it does nothing at all. Imagine how frustrating that is for hands free calling in the car.

    Maybe it’s eavesdropping on my web searching and will try to second guess my searches. That’s a pretty pointless use of voice control if it can’t even find a phone book entry and dial a number which the most basic phones can do.

    The phone was also misold as having outstanding battery. I am on my second pixel in 3 months. The battery is worse than the previous phones i have used and lets me down on numerous occasions.

    I don’t mind beta testing equipment but i paid handsomely for it and Google don’t even support it as it was distributed by EE.

  2. I am unable to find the settings of GOOGLE ASSISTANT….infact it is not visible on my device…..what to do now?

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. It was reported that this wasn’t working on few Samsung Devices. There must be a problem with the version of Touchwiz.

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. It was reported that this wasn’t working on few Samsung Devices. There must be a problem with the version of Touchwiz.

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. It was reported that this wasn’t working on few Samsung Devices. There must be a problem with the version of Touchwiz. I’ll update.

  3. It did not worked i followed all the steps correctly and even changed my language. I am uding on samsung J2 please help.

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. It was reported that this wasn’t working on few Samsung Devices. There must be a problem with the version of Touchwiz.

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. It was reported that this wasn’t working on few Samsung Devices. There must be a problem with the version of Touchwiz. I’ll update.

  4. I AM using the
    honor 4c mobile
    I AM doing the same thing what you describe on above page but I can not get the Google assistant in my mobile please help me to get a Google assistant on my mobile

    • Make sure your device’s language is set to English US. Try again by clearing App Data. The update from Huawei (Emotion UI) might not be having the compatibility. Wait for an update from Huawei.

  5. I followed all the steps. Set to U.S. English. Updated to Beta versions for both. Cleared cache for both. Even restarted the phone. But still do not see Google Assistant in the settings menu inside Google Now. Running 7.0 on Moto G4 in Canada.

  6. Hey people, according to the reports, it seems like the Google Assistant need a minimum 2GB of RAM to work. Hence, it is not compatible with the devices with less than 2GB of RAM.

  7. Having oppo a57
    I am having two in one its installed by zip file method but in other i have tried your method it have 3GB of ram and having android 6.0.1 and setted language to us english and also cleared the whole data of app and its still not working

LEAVE A REPLY