This section explains how to use Google Assistant in Android 12. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.
1. To start Google Assistant, say “OK Google.” On devices with navigation buttons, you can also press and hold the Home button. On devices with gesture controls, swipe diagonally upwards from the bottom-left or bottom-right corners of the screen.
2. Now speak your query. It will appear as text on the screen. When you have finished, Google Assistant will respond with spoken and visual feedback.
You can ask Google Assistant to perform a wide variety of tasks on your device, including:
You can also ask follow-up queries to requests. For instance, if you ask for directions you can follow up with a question such as “What will the weather be like there?”
3. To find out more about what Google’s digital assistant can help you with, start the Google Assistant, then ask “what can you do?” Google Assistant will show you a list of tasks it can perform. You can select any item in the list to see more details.
4. To create a calendar event, start Google Assistant and say "New calendar event". Google Assistant will ask you to give a title for the event.
5. Next, you will be asked for the date and time of the event.
6. Finally, Google Assistant will show you review of the details you have provided and will ask if you would like to save the event. Say "Yes" and Google Assistant will create a calendar event and give you spoken and visual confirmation.
7. You can also type queries in Google Assistant. Start it up and tap the keyboard icon in the bottom-right corner of the Google Assistant window. Here we've entered a reminder. You don't need to type full questions or commands, as Google Assistant will usually work them out from a few keywords.
8. Google Assistant will give you visual confirmation that the reminder has been created. Note: When you type your query Google Assistant does not provide spoken feedback. You can also type to open apps and settings.For example, you can type “Open Accessibility Settings”.
9. To see Google Assistant’s settings, simple say or type “Google Assistant settings”. Here you can set up Google’s Voice Match if your voice isn’t always recognised, and enable the power button to be used as a Google Assistant shortcut. For more settings, tap See all Assistant settings.
10. Scroll down below your profile picture and you can see additional settings for using Google Assistant from the lock screen, setting reminders and creating useful routines – a series of actions you can trigger through a voice command.
Note: we have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.