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How to Activate Google Assistant without Hey Google

Activate Google Assistant without Hey Google

I recently talked about how you can turn off the Hey Google on your device so you can have an easier time interacting with other Google devices. Now, while that tutorial is very useful for several people, that brings us to another question, "how do I use Google Assistant without Hey Google?" Well, if you are in the same rut, then this guide is going to teach you how to activate Google Assistant without Hey Google. It is not difficult at all, so let's just look at it and get started.

Now, for those wondering, the way to activate Google Assistant without Hey Google is for Pixel phones. We will release another guide for other phones in the near future. For now, let's just not waste time and have a look.

Activate Google Assistant without Hey Google with Ease

You should not really run into any issues with the process but still, I am going to make sure that everything is listed down and easy to follow. Let's not waste time and have a look and see how we can activate Google Assistant without Hey Google on your Pixel phone.

Step 1: On your Google Pixel, go to Settings. 

Step 2: Once you are in the Settings, scroll down and tap on System. 

Step 3: Once you are there, tap on Gestures. 

Step 4: At the bottom, you will see Press and hold power button, just tap it.

Step 5: Now you have to go ahead and toggle on Hold for Assistant.

Once you have toggled that setting, you will be able to activate Google Assistant without Hey Google. You will just have to press and hold your power button and the Assistant will start listening.

You can even change how long you need to hold down the button to activate the assistant.

Another way to activate Google Assistant without Hey Google is to press the microphone icon found at the bottom right of your home screen. Once you tap that, your phone will start listening.

Another method is that lets you swipe up from the bottom corners of your Pixel to activate the assistant. In order to that, go to Settings > Gestures > System navigation > Gesture navigation settings cog. 

That's it, this guide has covered multiple ways that you can use to activate Google Assistant.

For more helpful guides and tutorials, visit this section.

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