Get started with the Google Assistant on your phone or tablet

You can find info and get things done with the help of your Google Assistant. Ask it questions and tell it to do things.

Languages you can use 

On iPhones and iPads, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, and Thai.  More languages are coming soon.   

What you need

  • iPhone or iPad with iOS 10 or higher
  • Device's language set to a language listed above
  • Google Assistant app

Start a conversation

Talk

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Google Assistant.
  2. Choose an option:
    • Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google"
    • Tap Speak Microphone
  3. Ask a question or say a command.

Type

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Google Assistant.
  2. Tap Keyboard Type.
  3. Enter a question or command and thenSend Send.

What you can ask 

To get ideas, just ask your Assistant "What can you do?" See examples of what you can ask.

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