On iPhone and iPad, how do I replace Siri with Google Assistant on iOS? Likewise, how do you get your iPhone to invoke Google’s voice assistant with the phrase ” OK Google As on Android? Here is the procedure, in a few easy steps.
If you are deeply connected with the Apple ecosystem, you probably know that Siri is integrated, by default, on all iPhone and iPad (as well as Macs now). Likewise, iOS does not natively allow the replacement of Siri for another voice assistant.
And while Google’s voice assistant can be installed on your iPhone as a third-party app, it was previously not possible to invoke it using voice command ” Ok Google “. However, be aware that it is now possible to replace Siri for Google Assistant by default, on iPhone as on iPad. Here are the steps to follow.
How to replace Siri with Google Assistant on iPhone and iPad?
Here are the steps, step by step, for theGoogle Assistant become the default voice assistant on your iOS device or iPadOS.
- Download, and install, the application Google Assistant from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. The latter is free. Once downloaded, launch it once, configure it, and grant it the necessary permissions for it to work.
- Download, and then install the application Shortcuts from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. The latter is also free.
- Then open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad and tap the button + top right.
- Select Add action.
- Then search for ” Google Assistant »In the search box, select the application located under Apps, then Ask Google. You can also directly select Ask Google, located under Actions.
- Push the button Following.
- Give your shortcut a name. Please note, these are the words you will need to pronounce in addition to ” Say Siri “. Put for example ” OK Google », As in the example below. Finally validate with okay top right.
That’s it ! If the functionality Say Siri is activated in Settings > Siri and search on your iPhone, just say ” Say Siri “Then the words that you will have chosen in point number 7. In other words, if you have named your shortcut” OK Google “, so you will have to say ” Hey Siri OK Google “ to activate the Google Assistant instead of Siri.
When you speak the words, Siri will interact directly with the Google Assistant. Keep in mind that this also works if the option Side button for Siri is activated in Settings > Siri and search. All you have to do is press the side button on your iPhone for a few seconds to activate the Google Assistant.
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