1. cbreze's Avatar
    The Google assistant works fine except for one problem. It won't wake up unless I'm holding the phone or no more than a couple of feet away. And of course the screen needs to be on if it's not plugged in.
    Pretty lame IMO and disappointing as well. My backup phone is an iPhone and Siri will wake from a sound sleep from clear across the room. So I'm pretty disappointed in this feature. So if my hands are in the dishwater and the phone is sitting on the counter it is a useless assistant. I don't get what everyone is raving about.
    04-28-2017 11:45 AM
  2. Eggmundo's Avatar
    The Google assistant works fine except for one problem. It won't wake up unless I'm holding the phone or no more than a couple of feet away. And of course the screen needs to be on if it's not plugged in.
    Pretty lame IMO and disappointing as well. My backup phone is an iPhone and Siri will wake from a sound sleep from clear across the room. So I'm pretty disappointed in this feature. So if my hands are in the dishwater and the phone is sitting on the counter it is a useless assistant. I don't get what everyone is raving about.
    How the **** do I get it on my HTC 10?
    04-28-2017 03:39 PM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    You don't have it yet? Are you in the U.S.? No idea why not? You can have mine, it's not very receptive tho. Mostly just sleeps.
    04-28-2017 03:43 PM
  4. Eggmundo's Avatar
    You don't have it yet? Are you in the U.S.? No idea why not? You can have mine, it's not very receptive tho. Mostly just sleeps.
    UK. Maybe we don't have it yet. Doesn't it install automatically via a phone update?
    04-28-2017 04:20 PM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    UK. Maybe we don't have it yet. Doesn't it install automatically via a phone update?
    No idea but mine just appeared seemingly out of no where. I did nothing to instigate it
    04-28-2017 04:22 PM
  6. SkypilotOfHope's Avatar
    How the **** do I get it on my HTC 10?
    Good question. I'm in Canada and I don't have it yet either.
    05-02-2017 05:12 PM
  7. Stevenmc8602's Avatar
    It comes through a Google app update not a phone update... I've read some ppl had to go to the app and toggle it on for some reason but mine just started after my app updated
    05-02-2017 08:16 PM
  8. Martin Collazos's Avatar
    I'm in Peru with my phone setted in english and have Google assistant, just hold home button, I know that english phones are forced to use google asistant, and if you want to go back to Tap, you must only choose another english languaje in the app that is not supported, like antillas english o some like that.
    If I back my phone to spanish, assitant gone and returns tap
    05-05-2017 06:28 PM
  9. Stevenmc8602's Avatar
    I'm in Peru with my phone setted in english and have Google assistant, just hold home button, I know that english phones are forced to use google asistant, and if you want to go back to Tap, you must only choose another english languaje in the app that is not supported, like antillas english o some like that.
    If I back my phone to spanish, assitant gone and returns tap
    Really... This works? I need to try this.. I preferred now on tap
    05-06-2017 01:55 AM
  10. jonahtrav's Avatar
    I was have one the same problem on my unlocked USA 10.... I uninstalled the updates for the Google app and then you re-install the updates ...when you reinstall the updates I got to Google assistant
    05-07-2017 09:50 AM
  11. Gus_Gutz's Avatar
    It seems this post was hijacked by the how do I get it folks, but you are correct.

    Google now would always respond when plugged in from across the room, but Assistant never seems to respond. If i woke up at night and said "OK Google what time is it," it used to respond, even when the phone was across the room charging. Now I get nothing. Even holding the phone, I have to press the mic icon or hold the home button to get a response.

    Whatever they did they broke what use to work.
    05-07-2017 11:34 AM
  12. cbreze's Avatar
    It seems this post was hijacked by the how do I get it folks, but you are correct.

    Google now would always respond when plugged in from across the room, but Assistant never seems to respond. If i woke up at night and said "OK Google what time is it," it used to respond, even when the phone was across the room charging. Now I get nothing. Even holding the phone, I have to press the mic icon or hold the home button to get a response.

    Whatever they did they broke what use to work.
    Yeah my assistant is very lame when it comes to waking up. Unless I'm sitting right in front of it with the screen on it's a "no show" and I may as well just push the button. Siri is miles ahead of this a$$-istant. I like the time check feature in the middle of the night. Siri nails it from across the room as well as anything else I want to know. Or turn Pandora on as I'm laying in bed. I need to physically handle the 10 in order to get my a$$-istants A$$ out of sleep mode. I rarely use it. a major disappointment IMO.
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    05-07-2017 01:35 PM
  13. Martin Collazos's Avatar
    Really... This works? I need to try this.. I preferred now on tap
    Here is the trick

    https://techchomps.com/get-back-google-now-on-android/
    05-11-2017 12:56 PM
  14. Stevenmc8602's Avatar
    Yeah I changed my language to English (Ireland) and it went back to now on tap which I prefer over Google Assistant... Now on tap just seem to be more useful and the screen search and being able to select anything I want to copy or share is a major plus
    05-11-2017 11:13 PM

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