At this year’s I/O developer conference, Google officially announced its virtual helper, Assistant on iOS following months of endless rumors. The Assistant serves as Google’s strategic plan to encourage iPhone and iPad owners to switch over from Apple’s Siri. However, Google Assistant is available as a standalone app on iOS, which disables its access to system functions.
Despite some limitations, Google Assistant is really something you don’t want to miss at all on your iPhone. There are a lot of things you can do with the Assistant on your iPhone ranging from adding home and work location to typing your requests and placing a phone call. You can also add shared devices in Google Assistant on your iPhone. This is a great feature as it prevents others from accessing your personal information using Google’s virtual helper.
In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to add shared devices in Google Assistant on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you have already downloaded and installed the Google Assistant app on your iPhone.
Steps to add shared devices in Google Assistant on your iPhone
Step one: First off, you need to launch Google Assistant from your home screen and then hit the small circle at the top right corner of the screen to proceed
Step two: Next up, you now need to tap on the three dots menu at the top right corner and then select Settings from the pop up menu
Step three: On the next screen, tap on the Shared Devices and then hit the plus button at the bottom right corner. After that, the Assistant will start searching for devices on your Wi-Fi network (If you don’t see your device, make sure that your devices are now connected to the same Wi-Fi network)
Step four: Once done, you simply need to add your device in Google Assistant.
That’s it! By doing so, the Assistant will provide your personal information only when it recognizes your voice on your shared devices.
Google Assistant is a great virtual helper that makes your daily tasks better. If you are a big fan of Google, the Assistant should be your perfect choice
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