Google Assistant has been one of the most intelligent and top-notch virtual assistants on Android. It has simplified the way how people use their devices to gain information and control smart devices. As of now, Google Assistant has been integrated on more than 1 billion devices across the world.
If we talk about iPhones, they already have their virtual assistant as Siri. However, it is not as effective as Google Assistant in terms of features and usage. When it comes to comparing Siri and Google Assistant based on features and working, Google Assistant is far better than that of Siri. Looking forward to its need on iPhones, Google launched its Assistant for iPhones in May 2017.
Just like using Google Assistant on Android, one can also use this virtual assistant on iPhones. However, if you are new to Google Assistant on iPhone and don’t know how to use it, we have laid complete instructions on how to turn on ok Google on iPhone. So, by the end of this guide, you will be able to trigger Google Assistant on iPhone by merely saying “OK Google.”
Installing and Setting Up the Google Assistant App
To install and setup Google Assistant on iPhone, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Google Assistant.”
Step 2: Once you find the Google Assistant, tap on the “Get” button to start downloading the app. You may need to confirm the installation by authenticating yourself using Touch ID.
Step 3: Once installed, find and open the Google Assistant app on your iPhone. Sign in with an existing Google account or Sign up for the new one. If you have already signed in to the Google account on the phone, tap on the Continue button to proceed.
Step 4: Give all the permission (if you agree) by reading them thoroughly to proceed further.
Step 5: Now, Google Assistant will ask you to permit to access the Microphone to recognize what commands you give. Tap on Allow to give permission.
Step 6: Now, your Google Assistant is ready to follow your commands on your iPhone.
Now, it’s time to add “OK Google” Sir shortcut on your iPhone to automatically wake up on calling “OK Google.”
Add the OK Google Siri Shortcut
To activate this OK Google Siri shortcut, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Tap the Inbox icon in the lower right corner of the Google Assistant app.
Step 2: On the Siri Shortcuts screen, you will have the option to add a phrase to invoke Google Assistant. Tap the Type Phrase button and enter “OK Google” or “Hey Google,” as per your preference.
Step 3: Now, Tap on Done to save the setting and exit.
Now, you are ready to use Google Assistant on the iPhone, just like people use it on an Android device.