How to Use Google Assistant on iPhone?

You can make phone calls, send emails, ask questions, and do much more by just knowing how to use google assistant on your iPhone.

In terms of speech recognition, Google Assistant accurately interprets 100% of the questions (Alexa: 99.9 percent, Siri 99.8 percent ). When this came to answering queries, Google Assistant was the definite winner. 92.9 percent of the questions were correctly answered (only 83.1 percent for Siri and 79.8 percent for Alexa).

While Google Assistant does have the upper hand in a few areas, Siri has the upper hand in others. It all boils down to what you’re most at ease with and what you want from a voice assistant. 

Google Assistant is one kind of assistant, and you must definitely get the advantages it has to offer. And to get those benefits first thing you need to know is how to use Google Assistant on iPhone or Android. 

Most Android users usually know how to use Google Assistant because they do not have any other option. But in the case of iPhone holders, it can get difficult to set up Google Assistant because they have Siri already there. 

Here we will tell you how to use Google Assistant on iPhone in a few simple steps. So, without any delay, let’s get started with our guide here. 

How to Set Up Google Assistant on iPhone

First of all, make sure Siri is already enabled on your iPhone. If not, then turn it on by going to settings > search Siri > turn on the toggle for Siri option and enable it. But why do you need Siri for Google Assistant? 

Unlike Android devices, iPhones don’t have the option to run Google Assistants independently. So, if you want to use Google Assistant on your iPhone, you can only trigger it via Siri. When you wish to search for something using Google Assistant, you will simply ask Siri to search the respective stuff using Google Assistant.

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Also, unlike Android devices, Google Assistant doesn’t come pre-installed. You need to install it on your iPhone if you want to know how to use Google Assistant on your iPhone. 

Follow the below-mentioned steps to set up the Google Assistant on iPhone:

Step 1: Go to the ‘App Store’ of your iPhone. Search ‘Google Assistant App’ there and install the Google Assistant on your iPhone by clicking ‘Install.’ 

Google assistant on iPhone

Step 2: Once installed, you will be prompted to sign-up or continue with your Google account. Tap ‘Continue’ when the page shows you the partners of Google Assistant. 

Step 3: Next, Google Assistant will ask you to ‘Allow’ or ‘Don’t Allow’ the notifications feature. Choose whatever you desire. 

Step 4: Next, you will be prompted to allow Google Assistant to use your iPhone microphone. Always tap allow so that Google Assistant can recognize your requests. 

Step 5: Next, on the Google Assistant homepage, tap on your profile picture shown at the top right corner of your screen. Here you can set up additional settings like the Voice of Google Assistant, devices you want to connect, etc. 

Google assistant on iPhone

How to Enable ‘Hey Siri, Hey Google’ on iPhone

After setting up Google Assistant on your iPhone, you must know how to enable it. To enable Google Assistant, you need to set up a Siri shortcut phrase. Here is how to enable ‘Hey Siri, Hey Google’ on iPhone; 

Step 1: Go to the ‘Shortcut’ app on your iPhone. 

Step 2: Tap on the (+) sign given at the top right corner of your screen. 

Step 3: Type  ‘Assistant’ on the search bar. Next, tap on the ‘Assistant’ option given under the apps on option. 

Google Assistant on iPhone

Step 4: Then, tap on ‘Hey Google,’ 

Step 5: Turn on the toggle for ‘Show when run’ and tap ‘Next.’

Step 6: Next, type ‘Hey Google’ to set up your shortcut’s name. Tap ‘Done.’ 

That’s it; your ‘Hey Google’ shortcut will appear on the Shortcut screen of your iPhone. Now all you have to do to use it is say, “Hey Siri,” and then “Hey Google.” A message  “What do you want to ask Google?” will appear. 

Ask whatever you want to ask, and the Google Assistant app answers your query.

What You Can Do With Google Assistant On iPhone

So, you know how to use Google Assistant on your iPhone. Now let’s have a look at some things you can easily do with Google Assistant on iPhone. 

Find Your Phone

If you have integrated your Google Assistant with other smart devices like smart screens and smart speakers, you can easily find your phone if you forget where you put it in do not disturb mode. All you need to do is ask the Google Assistant on your smart speaker or screen to find your phone. You can say phrases like, “Hey Google, find my phone,” and Google Assistant will ring your phone even if it is on silent mode. 

But one thing you must know is that this is only useful if you have a Google account open on your iPhone and you haven’t disabled the ‘Find My Device’ feature on your iPhone. 

Configure Routines

Google Assistant is also compatible with any Google Home devices you’ve set up. Control gadgets or set up routines to do several activities with a single command from the Assistant app. Like you can set sunrise and sunset routines. 

Here is how you can configure routines via Google Assistant App:

  • Go to the ‘Google Assistant app on your iPhone. 
  • Click on the ‘Profile’ icon at the top right corner of your screen. 
  • Tap the ‘Routines’ option available with some other options under your profile. Then, tap ‘New’ to add new routines. 
  • Next, tap on the ‘Add Starter’ option. Tap on the ‘Sunrise / Sunset’ option. 
  • That’s it. Next, customize your time, days, etc., as you need. 

Calls and Texts

If you’re wondering if you can use Google Assistant to place a call or send a message on your iPhone, the answer is yes, but it’s not entirely flawless. For example, if you say “Conversation Dad,” the Assistant will pop up his contact name and initiate a phone call, which you may subsequently cancel or confirm. When you say “Text Dad,” it prompts you to type your message and opens your Messages app. Siri may deliver messages without requiring the user to open an app.

Playing Music

Google Assistant may be used to play music. When you initially ask Google Assistant to play the music, you’ll be given to choose between Apple Music and YouTube. Then you can ask the Google Assistant to play whatever song you want. 

Explore Other Google Apps

Google Assistant is compatible with all of Google’s apps. You can use Gmail to send an email (mention whoever you want to send an email to, and it will open the Gmail app); you can use Google Maps, not Apple Maps, to get directions, and so on. Your email will still go through Apple’s Mail app and may be done without opening it, but you can also ask Siri to access select third-party apps, such as Google Maps.

Wrapping Up

Welp, there you have it. This is how to use Google Assistant on iPhone and how you can enable it to perform various functions like setting up alarms, making phone calls, playing music, sending emails, asking questions, and so much more. Let us know if you also use Google Assistant and what is the silliest reason you used Google Assistant for. 

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