1. JKBowman's Avatar
    Hello. Anybody know if I change the Default Assistant on the G7 to Cortana (or other) so that when the dedicated assistant button is pressed Cortana is activated?

    I'd like to buy a Verizon G7 today, but I really need this functionality.

    Thx
    06-06-2018 01:12 PM
  2. dakranii's Avatar
    I have Cortana set as my default assistant, but the dedicated assistant button isn't doing anything. My assumption is that switching away from Google deactivated the button.
    06-06-2018 03:03 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have Cortana set as my default assistant, but the dedicated assistant button isn't doing anything. My assumption is that switching away from Google deactivated the button.
    I agree with your assumption.
    06-06-2018 03:38 PM
  4. JKBowman's Avatar
    Just what I needed to know. Thanks.

    I really like the thought of that button. But Google just doesn't seem to understand me very well. Cortana gets me every time.

    Thanks again...
    06-06-2018 03:56 PM
  5. B0WIE's Avatar
    I have Cortana set as my default assistant, but the dedicated assistant button isn't doing anything. My assumption is that switching away from Google deactivated the button.
    I read an article stating that they might make the button re-assignable, but that there's been no official word yet.
    06-06-2018 04:01 PM
  6. jchapman01's Avatar
    I agree with your assumption.
    I assume you are both correct.
    06-06-2018 05:29 PM
  7. sushiguy732's Avatar
    I noticed today that I was able to switch the button from Google Assistant to Alexa. if Cortana is supported you should be able to switch the button to that as well.
    06-06-2018 07:09 PM
  8. dakranii's Avatar
    How did you accomplish that? Making Alexa the default automatically switched the button action or did you have to manually do something?
    06-07-2018 09:42 AM
  9. sushiguy732's Avatar
    So.... I was partially correct and partially mistaken. You can switch the assistant functionality but not for the physical button. It switched for the soft button which doubles as the home button. If you hold the home button down it launches the assistant of your choice. When you switch the assistant from Google, it renders the physical button unusable (which is my preference).

    To change the default go to;
    Settings
    Apps & Notifications
    Default Apps
    Assist and Voice Input
    06-07-2018 01:36 PM

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