How to Activate Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

Google Assistant arrived with Google’s Pixel smartphones, and Android fans have been waiting for the voice assistant to come to Android smartphones ever since. Google recently confirmed that they are rolling out Google Assistant to almost all Android smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. However, the rollout has been pretty slow and people are still waiting for Google Assistant to come to their smartphones. As you can imagine, there is a workaround if you can’t wait for Google Assistant to officially arrive on your smartphone. Here are the steps to enable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone without root access:

Update: If you want to enable Google Assistant on devices running Lollipop, you can check our other article on how to enable Google Assistant on Lollipop devices.

Activate Google Assistant Via Beta Apps

note: I tried this method on Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, LeEco Le Max 2 and Galaxy S7 and it worked fine.

1. First, you will need to get beta versions of Google Play Services and Google app. To do this, go to: Settings->Googletap on three-dot menu button Tap on the top right and then “Help and Feedback“.

2. On the “Help” page, tap . three-dot menu button and tap “View on Google Play Store“. This will probably open the Play Store page of Google Play Services. Here you can scroll down and click “i’m inpress the ” buttonBecome a beta tester” episode.

Google Play Services Play Store

3. Next, tap on “.To join“, after that beta registration will continue. It should take a few minutes. It took me about 5 minutes, but your mileage may vary.

How to Activate Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone (No Root)

4. After that, Google app on the Play Store and sign up for the beta program additionally.

Google App Beta

5. After finishing wait a few minutes and then open Play Store. Here, “My apps and gamesGo to the ” section and select “Beta” tab, you will find Google and Google Play Services. Just make sure to update both.

Play Store Beta Apps

6. After the apps are updated, navigate to: Settings->Applications. go to Google->Storage->Manage Space and tap on “Clear All Data“.

Google App Clear Data

7. Next, go back and do the same Google Play Services. Tap on “Manage Space” and “Clear All Data“.

Play Services Clear Data

8. When you’re done, open google app, you will be asked to set something up here. When it’s done, you’ll see the app’s familiar Google page. Don’t be disappointed, open the hamburger menu and “Settings“.

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Google App Settings

9. Here, Google Assistant settings. Just tap on it. The Google Assistant setup window should then open. You can tap on “.Go on” and then press and hold the home button to trigger Google Assistant.

Google Assistant Setup

This much. Google Assistant will now be available to you. You can ask the Assistant “What can you do” and he will make a list of what he can do. You can use the voice assistant to set reminders, get news, check the weather, get various information and even play games. If you want to do more with Google Assistant, you can check out our detailed article on Google Assistant tricks.

Google Assistant Enabled

If the mentioned method does not work for you, you can try to install the beta versions of the Google application and Google Play Services via APK files.

Google App Beta APK (download)
Google Play Services Beta APK (download)

You can also check out our video on how to enable Google Assistant if you prefer to follow the steps:

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Get Google Assistant on Your Android Smartphone

Well, that was pretty easy, wasn’t it? So, try these steps and get the awesome new Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. Note that the method only works on Android 6.0 or higher. If you have any doubts, let me know in the comments section below.