Set up your Google Assistant on headphones

You can get help on the go using your Google Assistant on headphones.

What you need

To use the Google Assistant, you’ll need:

  • A phone with:
    • Android 6.0 or higher
    • Google app 7.0 or higher
    • Google Play services
    • 1.5 GB of memory
    • An Internet connection
  • Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant

Get started

  1. Make sure your phone is connected to the Internet.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Turn on your headphones.
    • If your phone asks you to pair with your headphones, tap Accept and skip steps 4-6.
  4. On your phone’s Home screen, open the Settings app Settings and then Bluetooth settings.
  5. Tap Pair a new device. When your headphones appear under "Available Devices," tap them to connect.
  6. You’ll get a notification to begin the Google Assistant setup process. To begin, tap Activate.

Important: When you set up your Google Assistant on your headphones, Assistant features are enabled for any Google accounts that are active on your phone. Any time you talk to the Assistant through your headphones, your Google account will be used for personal answers like calendar or email. If you want to use a different Google Account, learn how to change your settings.

Start a conversation

Before you start, refer to your headphone’s instruction manual or packaging to find the button or touch area used to talk to your Google Assistant.

  1. On your headphones, press and hold the button or touch area to talk to your Google Assistant.
    • Tip: You’ll hear a tone when you activate your Google Assistant, but you don’t need to wait until you hear the tone to start talking.
  2. Ask a question or say a command.
  3. Release the button or touch area when you’re done talking.

Important: There are different ways to start and stop a conversation, depending on the headphones you’re using. Learn more about gestures you can use.

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