Enable Google Assistant On Marshmallow And Nougat

Google Assistant is Google’s try at an in-house AI Assisted service. Google assistant is getting rave reviews everywhere. The reason for which the Google Assistant is garnering such a huge fan following is that it is one among the most advanced smart assistants out there. Google assistant comes in as a direct competition towards Apple’s Siri and other mainstream digital assistants.

There are many reasons why Google Assistant became one of the most used AI systems out there. The major reason is the versatility it has in its operation. Google assistant is baked into the whole Google ecosystem of products such as Google home, Google Pixel, and a clutch of other Google products. There is another perk to the Google Assistant as it is available in multilingual option.

If you are using an Android phone running on marshmallow or a higher version, then you are all set to use the Google Assistant. It can do much more than searching the web for you. With Google Assistant, you can use maps, dialer, and apps without even laying a single finger on the screen. The iterations have helped the assistant to get a hold in recognizing different voice accents pretty easily. Also with each update, the google assistant becomes smarter and faster. Hence, if you have a device that runs the Google Assistant, you won’t need any hardware updates to get any new feature updates.

But there are reports of some users of Android 6.0 and Android 6+ versions having trouble in enabling Google Assistant. This can be a simple case of the device not showing you the latest features it has updated. Here, we will show you how to enable the Google Assistant on your android device (especially Marshmallow and Nougat based).

Step 1: Update Google Play Services and get it to the latest version after which you can enable Google Assistant.

Step 2: Update the Google App to the latest version. The Google App or Gapp is one of Google’s inbuilt apps. If the Gapp is not updated automatically when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can manually update it from the play store.

Step 3: Change the language to English (US) and clear the cache memory. This is the final and one of the most overlooked steps when it comes to enabling Google Assistant. Change your language and the cache memory within the settings.

Step 4: After you have ensured all the above steps have been strictly followed, press and hold the home button. You will see white borders filling the sides of the screen and the Google Assistant window coming up.


That’s it! You can now trigger the Google Assistant by pressing down the home button. The first time you do it, you will be greeted with the assistant setup page. You will be asked to pin down your preferences, and then the voice recognition procedure begins. You can skip the process although we don’t recommend this and it’s better to take your time in setting up your assistant.

Google assistant is, however, unavailable for PC. Click this link to get the Mobile app for PC.