Setting up the Gemini mobile app on some Android devices caused duplicate Gemini mobile app icons on the home screen. To fix this, update the Google App to version 15.10 or later.

Get started with the Gemini mobile app

Chat with your Gemini mobile app to supercharge your ideas. Get help learning in new ways, writing thank you notes, planning events, and more. Gemini can connect with Google apps like Gmail, Maps, and YouTube, making it easy to get things done. Use text, voice, images and your camera to get help in new ways.

Your “Gemini mobile app” may be any of the following:

  • On Android: the Gemini app, including as your mobile assistant
  • On iOS: the Gemini tab in the Google app

On Android, you can opt in to your Gemini mobile app from your Google Assistant, and the Gemini app. On iOS, you can opt in to Gemini from the Google app. You can find more details below. The Gemini mobile app may not be available for all languages, devices, or locations. Learn more about availability.

On iPhones, you can chat with Gemini in the Google app. With a tap of the Gemini tab , unlock a whole new way to learn, create images and get help while you’re on the go. Interact with it through text, voice, images, and your camera to get help in new ways. 

What you need

  • A personal Google Account that you manage on your own, or a Google Workspace account for which your administrator has enabled access to Gemini Apps and Google Assistant. You can’t access Gemini Apps with a Google Account managed by Family Link or with a Google Workspace for Education account designated as under the age of 18.

  • You must be signed-in to your Google Account in the Google app.
  • An eligible device you use in an available language and country or territory. Learn more about Gemini mobile app availability.

Use Gemini in the Google app

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google app .

  2. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account.

  3. If Gemini is available for you, a Gemini tab will appear at the top of the Google app to allow you to switch between Search and Gemini. 
  4. Switch to the Gemini tab and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.
  5. To chat with Gemini, choose an option:
    • To enter your prompt, tap Keyboard Keyboard, then enter your prompt.
    • To say your prompt, tap Microphone , then say your prompt.
  6. To add a photo to your prompt, tap Image picker .
  7. Tap Send

Control whether the Gemini tab appears in the Google app

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google app .
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Voice.
  3. Check your setting for Show Gemini.
    • If it’s on , the Gemini tab will appear at the top of your Google app.
    • If it’s off , the Gemini tab will no longer be available on your Google app home screen, but you can still find your prior chats with Gemini in your Gemini Apps Activity.

Your Gemini mobile app & your location

Gemini in the Google app may use your location to provide you with more relevant responses. When you use Gemini, it uses the location permissions you choose for the Google app . Learn more about location permissions.

To check if Gemini in the Google app is accessing and using your precise location:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app. 
  2. Tap Location and then App location permissions.
  3. Tap Google .
  4. Check whether “Use precise location” is on .
    • If it’s on , Gemini and other services in the Google app (like Search) can access and use your precise location.
    • If it’s off , Gemini and other services in the Google app (like Search) cannot access and use your precise location.
  5. Choose location access for the app: Always, While Using the App, Ask Next Time, or Never

Tip: Turning off your location will impact other features and services hosted by the Google app, like weather and nearby results from Search.

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