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PSA: You might already have the Google Assistant on your phone, here's how to check

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PSA: You might already have the Google Assistant on your phone, here's how to check
Hate it or love it, the Google Assistant will eventually make its way to all compatible Nougat and Marshmallow devices. Cue in the cringy conversations with your smartphone!

We already showed you how to disable the Google Assistant in less than 20 seconds, but we are perfectly aware that many folks might not be able to benefit from this tutorial because... they have not received the Assitant on their devices yet!

Sadly, there is no one-off trick that will let you easily enable that one due to the fact that it's a server-side switch, but we try our best to help you get that one on your phone. It looks like multiple users have received the Google Assistant unbeknownst to them, which could be a big bummer in case you've been patiently waiting for this one to hit your phone. To make matters worse, it seems that the Assistant does not always get enabled automatically.

Just in case, you might want to go in your Google app and see if you have a new Google Assistant menu section at the very top. Open it up and flick the corresponding toggle to enable the Assistant.


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posted on 16 Mar 2017, 10:53

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4213; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Thanks Pete, I thought I didn't receive the update yet...assistant was available, I just didn't assign it to my home button. Now it's done.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 11:02

2. squishypanda8 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


THANK YOU

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 13:21 1

3. Mr.Tariq (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Oct 2015)


Thanks man...... it was there and i didn't know

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 16:49

5. Mixkhata1 (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Feb 2017)


same case with me

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 15:12

4. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Still not received it yet.. updated manually to latest google play service with no effect.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 19:04

6. julz17ronald (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Changed language to English US and got the google assistant.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 22:02

7. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3798; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Nine, now I know where to disable it if it ever gets sneaked unto my OnePlus One and automatically enabled...

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 23:35

8. svknet (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Mar 2017)


Assistant menu not available for my Moto Z Play in India.

posted on 17 Mar 2017, 21:44

9. Vedant (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Mar 2017)


In step 2 which menu r u talking about?

posted on 17 Mar 2017, 21:45

10. Vedant (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Mar 2017)


In step 2 which menu r u talking about?

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