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How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root) - Android - taking off Google Assistant to all Android phones running Android 6.0.

Google Assistant arrived with Google’s Pixel smartphones and Android fans have been waiting for the voice assistant to arrive on their Android smartphones from that point forward. Indeed, Google as of late affirmed that they are taking off Google Assistant to all Android cell phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Be that as it may, the rollout has been entirely moderate and individuals are as yet sitting tight for the Google Assistant to touch base on their smartphones. As you might have guessed, there is a workaround if you cannot wait for Google Assistant to arrive on your smartphone officially. Here are the means to empower Google Assistant on your Android cell phone without root get to:

Enable Google Assistant Through Beta Apps:

Note: I tried this method on the Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, LeEco Le Max 2, and Galaxy S7 and it worked out fine.

  1. Firstly, you will have to get the beta versions of Google Play Services and the Google app. To do this, head to Settings->Google, tap on the three-dot menu button on the top right and then, tap on “Help & Feedback“.

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

  1. In the “Help” page, tap on the three-dot menu button and tap “View in Google Play Store“. This will expectedly open up the Play Store page of Google Play Services. Here, you can just scroll down and tap on the “I’m in” button in “Become a beta tester” section.

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

  1. Then, tap on “Join“, after which the beta signup will be in progress. It should take a few minutes. It took me around 5 minutes, but your mileage may vary.
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How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

  1. After that, search for the Google app in the Play Store and sign up for its beta program as well.

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

  1. Once done, wait for a few minutes and then, open up Play Store. Here, head to the “My apps & games” section and go to the “Beta” tab, where you will find Google and Google Play Services. Just make sure to update both of them.

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

 

  1. After the apps are updated, head to Settings->Apps. Here, go to the Google->Storage->Manage Space and tap on “Clear All Data“.                                                                                                                                           How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)
  2. Then, go back and do the same for Google Play Services. Tap on “Manage Space” and “Clear All Data“.                How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)
  3. Once you are done, open up the Google app, where you will be asked to set things up. Once done, you will see the app familiar Google page. Don’t be disappointed, open up the hamburger menu and tap on “Settings“.  How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)
  4. Here, you will find the Google Assistant settings. Just tap on it. The Google Assistant setup window should then pop-up. You can tap on “Continue” and then, press hold the home button to trigger the Google Assistant.
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How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

That’s it. The Google Assistant will now be available to you. You can just ask the Assistant “What can you do” and it will bring up a list of things it can do. You can use the voice assistant to set reminders, get news, check the weather, get various info or even play games. If you’d like to do more with the Google Assistant, you can check out our detailed article on Google Assistant tricks.

How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

If the aforementioned method does not work out for you, you can try installing the beta versions of the Google app and Google Play Services through APK files.

Google App Beta APK (Download)
Google Play Services Beta APK (Download)

Also, you can check out our video on how to enable Google Assistant if you’d prefer watching the steps:

Get Google Assistant on Your Android Smartphone

Well, that was pretty easy, right? So, try out these steps and get the cool new Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. Do keep in mind that the method only works on Android 6.0 or higher.

 

About the author

Venkatesan Prabu

Wikitechy Founder, Author, International Speaker, and Job Consultant. My role as the CEO of Wikitechy, I help businesses build their next generation digital platforms and help with their product innovation and growth strategy. I'm a frequent speaker at tech conferences and events.

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