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42 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient on Android


Google Assistant is artificial intelligence at your fingertips, especially on Android — but sometimes, it can be tough to know what to ask an omniscient robot to do.

I’m here to help. I’ve talked to my Android phone more than I’d care to admit (even before it did anything in response — boy, were those awkward times), and I’ve put together the ultimate guide to Google Assistant’s most useful productivity-oriented possibilities.

So clear your throat, grab your favorite Android device, and get ready to make that silky-voiced virtual companion of yours more helpful than ever.

Google Assistant is natively available on any reasonably current Android phone. So long as you’ve enabled Voice Match in your system settings (and you can search for the phrase “Voice Match” within your settings if you aren’t sure), you can access it anytime simply by saying Hey, Google while your phone is in earshot.

Depending on your device and Android version, you may also be able to summon Assistant by sliding your finger up diagonally from either of your screen’s lower corners or by pressing and holding your Home button, on older Android devices. You can also create a regular home screen shortcut to Assistant by downloading the standalone Assistant app, which is essentially just an easy-access icon for the service that’s already there and waiting.

Agenda and routines

1. Peek at your agenda for any day by asking Assistant variations on these questions: