Without a doubt, Google Assistant is the best voice assistant on the market right now. It has previously been put up against voice assistants like Siri and Hound, and each time, it has won. It is unparalleled in its capacity for engaging in lengthy conversations and having perfect contextual awareness. One of the biggest advantages Android has over its fiercest opponent, iOS, is Google Assistant. The launch of Google Assistant for iPhone users while Android users running versions of Android lower than Marshmallow (6.0) had to wait was so upsetting for this reason. But the Android community is robust and persistent. Today, we’re going to discuss a technique for installing and using Google Assistant on Android Lollipop devices without having to root them.
We’ll go over two different ways you can get the Google Assistant installed on your smartphone. Although the first approach is simpler, it might not be compatible with all devices. Although the second approach takes a little longer, it is compatible with all Android devices running Android 5.0 or 5.1 Lollipop. Both techniques function on unrooted devices.
Get Google Assistant on Lollipop Via APK File
Note: For this method, I used a Moto G3 running Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Any device may be used; the only prerequisite is that it must run Android Lollipop. You can read our other article on the same topic to learn how to enable Google Assistant on Android 6.0 or higher.
1. Start by downloading the Google Assistant APK. Make sure Settings->Security is set to allow the installation of programmes from Unknown Sources. Install the Google Assistant app on your Lollipop-running smartphone after opening the APK file.
2. Next, open the app, select the Your Stuff page, and click Add Reminder. Although it might seem like an unnecessary step, it is crucial, so do not omit it.
The Google Assistant app won’t function unless you upgrade the Google app to the most recent version.
3. Next, you must set Google Assistant as your default voice input method. Since Google Now is already included in Android 5.0, we need to modify things up and make Google Assistant your default voice assistant. Open the Settings page, go to Language & input->Voice input, and select Enhanced Google Services to accomplish this.
3. Next, select Google Assistant as your default app by long-pressing the home button. That’s all there is to it; you can use Google Assistant on your phone and launch it by pressing the home button.
Almost all gadgets should be compatible with this technique. However, some devices, such as older Samsung smartphones, may experience issues when trying to start the Google Assistant. You can then employ the alternative technique below.
Alternate Method Using the Nova Launcher
1. Set your default home screen by first installing the Nova Launcher (free) on your device or any other launcher that enables you to add activity shortcuts to the home screen. The Google Assistant APK should then be installed, just as we did with the prior method.
2. Add Activities to the Nova Launcher widgets by long pressing the home screen to activate the widgets panel.
2. A page with activities will appear. Find the Google Assistant Launcher by scrolling down and tapping on it. Choose the option that has from the two that you will see. help with the subtext
3. Tap the shortcut to open the Assistant app after it has been built. Just add a reminder and, as we demonstrated previously in the post, set Google Assistant as your default voice input. Additionally, you can choose Google Assistant as your default voice assistant by long pressing the home button.
The shortcut for the home button may not always work to start the Google Assistant. Instead, start the Google Assistant by selecting the shortcut we just made.
SEE ALSO: Steps for Setting Up Google Assistant on Windows, Mac, and Linux
Enjoy the Google Assistant on Lollipop
Your smartphone now has intelligence thanks to Google Assistant. You will grow to love it more and more as you use it. In our earlier posts, we covered a number of Google Assistant tips and tricks. To make the most of your Google Assistant, check these out. Also, please share your comments on the Google Assistant in the comment box below. If you still have questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section where we frequently hang out.