How do I use Google instead of Bixby?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To use Google instead of Bixby as your default assistant, follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.

2. In the Settings menu, search for “Device assistance app” using the search bar at the top of the screen.

3. Tap on the “Device assistance app” option that appears in the search results.

4. You will now see a list of available assistants. Look for Google or Google Assistant in the list. If it’s not there, you may need to download and install the Google app from the Play Store.

5. Once you’ve found Google or Google Assistant in the list, tap on it to select it as your default assistant.

6. A confirmation dialog will appear, asking if you want to set the selected assistant as your default. Tap “OK” to confirm.

And that’s it! You have now set Google as your default assistant. From now on, when you activate the assistant by long-pressing the home button or using the “Hey Google” voice command, Google Assistant will be the one that responds to your queries and performs tasks for you.

Using Google Assistant has its own advantages, as it integrates seamlessly with other Google services and provides a wide range of features and capabilities. You can ask Google Assistant questions, get directions, set reminders, play music, control smart home devices, and much more.

In my personal experience, I find Google Assistant to be very reliable and accurate in understanding my commands and providing relevant information. It has become an essential tool in my daily life, helping me stay organized, productive, and informed.

Remember, if at any point you want to switch back to using Bixby as your default assistant, you can follow the same steps and select Bixby from the list of available assistants.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you successfully switch to using Google instead of Bixby as your default assistant. Enjoy the benefits of Google Assistant and its powerful features!