Smart devices without a Smart Assistant does not make sense. Apple has Siri, and Android users have Google Assistant. Yes! we would have to agree that Siri is better, but Google has improved over the years. There are a number of ways through which you can enable Google Assistant. According to a survey, Lollipop comprise of the highest number of phone updates, Marshmallow is next to it, and then comes Nougat. The last on the list is KitKat. Since a lot many phones have Lollipop on then, so we are going to show you how to enable Google Assistant on Lollipop along with other androids.
In the first part of the article, we will teach you how to enable Google Assistant without rooting or doing any major customization. To do so, you need to make sure that your mobile phone is already on Android 6.0 and later. The second part targets those phones that are running on firmware Lollipop or below.
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Tips on Enabling Google Assistant on Android Devices
- The most trusted way is to switch to a secondary Google account on your phone, this will automatically enable Google Assistant.
- Another way is that you should sign up for the Google’s beta program for Google Play Store and Play Services.
- Always have the updated OS version on your phone, install the custom ROM based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS.
- Make sure that your device is updated to Android 6.0.1 or above. In case you are not a fan of Custom ROMs, you can always update your phone officially.
- Use Google Allo app to access Google Assistant.
- You can enable Google Assistant on your Linux, Mac and PC using the web browser.
- If all these methods fail on your device it is because you are running OS 5.1 Lollipop or below.
Setting up Google Assistant for Android 5.1 or below
For this method, you need to have Assistant Enabler, an Xposed Module. Although, according to the manual of Xposed Module, it is built only for Marshmallow, but we have reports that calim that Assistant Enabler has been tested on Android 5.1 or below. There were no errors and it runs very smoothly.
Now lets get started with the process!
- It is important that your phone rooted with the latest TWRP installed.
- The next step is to first download the latest Xposed Framework v87+ and install it on your device.
- Next look for Google Assistant Enaber Xposed Module and you need to download this as well.
- Now simply enable the module.
- Restart your phone.
- When the phone is up and about, either press and hold the Home button or you can open Google app and complete the process.
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Even after this, Google assistant is not activated, you should then go through tricks and tips to enable it. A new screen will pop-up asking your permission to setup Google assistant. Grant your permission and your Google Assistant is activated.
We hope this article helped, if you still face a problem please let us know in the comment section and we will try our best to resolve it.