How to use the Google Assistant virtual assistant without unlocking your phone

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2021-04-07 23:42:30

The Google Assistant virtual assistant is increasingly proving useful and becoming a must-have companion on many people’s Android smartphones or tablets. To really get the most out of Google Assistant’s hands-free features, you should know how to get the assistant to work even when the phone is in screen lock state.

In fact, some Google Assistant features are protected behind the lock screen. Specifically, anything requested related to “personal information”, such as calendars, contacts or reminders … is only displayed when you unlock the screen. The thing is to prevent a situation where someone can access your personal information through the Google Assistant even when the device is locked.

However, if you don’t care about this potential privacy issue, you can set it up to allow Google Assistant to respond to your requests even when the device is in state. lock screen.

How to use the Google Assistant virtual assistant without unlocking your phone

First, open the Google Assistant app on your Android phone or tablet by saying “Ok, Google”Or swipe up from the bottom left or right corner of the screen.

Next, click on the Snapshot icon in the bottom left corner. Note that the Google Assistant UI might look a little different depending on the device you’re using.

Click the Snapshot icon

Make sure you’re signed in to your Google account. Then, tap your profile icon in the top right to open the menu Settings (installation) of the virtual assistant.

Click your profile icon

You should now see a long list of Google Assistant features. What we are looking for is the “Personalization” (Personalized).

Click on Personalization

Make sure that the option “Lock Screen Personal Results”(Display personal results on the lock screen) is turned on. In addition, the option “Personal Results”(Personal Results) is also required to be enabled to use this feature.

Turn on the Lock Screen Personal Results option

That’s all you have to do. From now on, when you ask Google Assistant about calendar events, reminders, shopping lists, or even send hands-free text messages, you won’t need to unlock the screen.

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