Access the Google Assistant with your voice

You can use Voice Match on your phone or watch to talk to the Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google."

If you're using a speaker or Smart Display with Google Assistant built-in, learn how to use Voice Match to link your voice to the device.

Turn the Google Assistant on or off

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google" or "Hey Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Assistant.
  4. Under "Assistant devices," select your phone or tablet.
  5. Turn Google Assistant on or off.

Teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Assistant.
  4. Under "Assistant devices," select your phone or tablet.
  5. Make sure Google Assistant is on.
  6. Tap Voice model and then Retrain voice model.
  7. Follow the steps to record your voice.

Let your voice open the Google Assistant

Phone or tablet

On your iPhone or iPad, you can use your voice to talk to the Google Assistant even when your phone is locked. Learn how to control what info you see and hear.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google" or "Hey Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Assistant.
  4. Under "Assistant devices," select your phone or tablet.
  5. Turn on Google Assistant.
  6. Turn on Hey Google.

If you turn off Hey Google:

  • You can still talk with the Google Assistant by touching and holding the Home button on your phone.
Watch
  1. If your watch screen is dim, tap the screen to wake it up.
  2. On the watch screen, swipe down from the top.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Personalization.
  4. Turn on "OK Google" detection.

Use Voice Match to make payments

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google."
  2. At the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial ​ and then Settings and then You and then Payments.
  4. Turn on Pay through your Assistant.
  5. Turn on Verify it’s you before paying.
  6. Turn on Confirm with Voice Match.

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