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

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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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

2. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

THANK YOU

3. Mr.Tariq

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

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

5. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

same case with me

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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

6. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Changed language to English US and got the google assistant.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

8. svknet

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

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

9. Vedant

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

In step 2 which menu r u talking about?

10. Vedant

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

In step 2 which menu r u talking about?

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