Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.
Find answers and get things done while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant. Remind yourself to stop by the store, pull up your travel photos to show a friend, or make a dinner reservation.
With the Assistant app, you can:
- Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.")
- Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.")
- Email your boss (e.g. "Here is the latest TPS report.")
- Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.")
- Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.")
- Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube.")
- Navigate places (e.g. "Get me directions home.")
- Weather information (e.g. "Do I need an umbrella today?")
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
We've updated the app to bring you the best Assistant experience. This release contains bug fixes and stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Could be improved
This app is almost perfect, I really enjoy Google Assistant so much more than Siri or Alexa, the interface is clean and easy to use, and I actually enjoy using the app and find it fun. However when I ask Google what’s on my calendar, it does not list everything that’s on my Google Calendar, just the things that I have entered through Google Assistant. (For example, if I create an event through the Calendar app, the Assistant does not read or recognize it). I also wish that there was a way for Google Assistant to list all events and reminders when asking about my day. I have to ask separately “what are my events this week” and then “what are my reminders this week”. If there was a way to see everything at once that would be great.
All in all, this app is the best personal assistant I’ve used so far and I highly recommend it.
Why does Siri Even Exist?
I mean, honestly. It's weird to notice the evolution of each platform changing by the day. I remember my initial interest in apple was the seemless transition from phone to desktop, tablet, laptop etc. Now a decade later, I still have an iPhone but I can't help but wonder why. Files was never an easy management system so I always resorted to Google drive. Once drive was in use it was only natural to make use of Sheets, Docs, etc. to minimize the confusion in transferring work from one place to another. Always had a Gmail account. Never enjoyed apple calender so Google calendar was the obvious choice. Now using gboard and all their business tools. You can see the pattern... Now downloaded Google assistant after seeing their keynote recently and it's amazing how far ahead they are compared to Siri or Alexa. I would love nothing more than for apple to cut it's losses on Siri and make Google assistant fully integrated into the iPhone cuz that would be the only thing currently I am unhappy about with this application. Other than that, Google continues to impress.
Has Potential but Falls Short for iPhone 6 Plus
Does not have the ability to wake from sleep when plugged into my car which means that I have to wake Siri to open the Google Assistant App while driving my car.
Does not have the ability to silence my phone or take it off of silence because it is an iPhone.
The only time it is useful is in the morning when I click on the microphone and say, “Good morning Google.” At that time it follows the routine. I have gone over every setting and it does not provide the hands free usage which makes it useless. When I ask for it to tell me the weather or traffic, it pulls up the websites. It is no better than Siri in any way and is actually deficient because I can use Siri hands free while driving. I can wake Siri with, “Hey Siri,” while it is plugged in and can tell it to send text messages, read text messages, open apps like music, notepad, etc. Because I use Google for most things, I was looking forward to the Google Assistant but rarely use it and am likely to delete it.
- Google LLC
- 232 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.